Founders Write In — Wed. 11/8, 6-8pm

This Wed. Nov. 8 from 6-8pm in the 4th Floor Lounge we will make a space for writing. Bring your works-in-progress for any course and we will defeat procrastination together. Join other Founders people to give and receive inspiration and feedback, and to get writing done!

There will be Pizza and Insomnia Cookies to sustain the work! Please register here so we can anticipate how much food to order. 

WHAT IS A “WRITE-IN”? Click here to find out more.

Weinstein Write-In Monday, Nov. 6th

Need help with your writing?  Join our Weinstein Hall “Write-In,” Monday evening, Nov. 6th, 6-8 pm, 2 East Lounge! Get feedback and suggestions to help improve whatever writing you are working on, for any class, at any stage of your writing process.

RSVP here and we’ll send you an invite to talk one-on-one with Weinstein Writing Affiliate David Cregar & company. Write Where You Live!  Monday Night at Weinstein!

National Author’s Day is Here!


Every year on November 1, millions of people celebrate authors and the books that they write on National Author’s Day.

After her grandmother’s death in 1968, Sue Cole promoted the observance of National Authors Day.  She urged people to write a note to their favorite author on November 1, to “brighten up the sometimes lonely business of being a writer.”  She also suggested flying the American flag as another way of showing appreciation for the men and women who have created American literature.


Purchase some books by your favorite author to support them.

Use #NationalAuthorsDay to post on social media.


In 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club had an idea of setting aside a day to celebrate American authors.  McPherson was a teacher and throughout her life, an avid reader.  While she was recuperating in the hospital during World War I, she wrote a fan letter to fiction writer, Irving Bacheller, telling him how much she enjoyed reading his story Eben Holden’s Last Day A’ Fishin.  Upon receiving her letter, Bacheller sent her an autographed copy of another story, and it was then that McPherson realized that she would never be able to thank him adequately for his gift.  McPerson decided to show her appreciation by submitting an idea for a National Author’s Day to the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.  They passed a resolution declaring November 1 as a day to honor American writers.  The United States Department of Commerce recognized this day in 1949.

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RISE Essay Edit Workshop

R.I.S.E. Essay Edit (Writing Workshop)

Need help with your writing? Thursday, November 2, 2017 5pm – 8pm in the Founders Hall 4th fl. Lounge. (120 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003)

Join EWP Writing Affiliate Faculty and Writing Partners, who will provide constructive feedback and suggestions to help improve your writing. We understand expressing oneself in a second language takes time, patience, and persistence.  So we are offering an opportunity and space for international students to interact with experienced writing faculty and undergraduate Writing Partners.

RSVP here to reserve a spot!



Founders Advocate


Founders Hall Writing Affiliate Ger O’Donoghue announces the publication of the Founders Advocate!

Founders Advocate celebrates the compelling and composed use of words and images in this community. You are invited to use Founders Advocate as a forum to speak about what matters to you and to your 700 neighbors in Founders Hall.

We welcome submissions of opinion pieces (short, thoughtful reflections on subjects you care about) and of photo essays (short sequences of images that tell interesting stories).

At the end of the Fall 2017 semester Founders Residents will vote on their favorite photo-essay and opinion piece, and the authors of the two winning pieces will each win a $50 cash prize and the honor of recognition as Advocates for the residents of Founders Hall.

for more info, contact: Ger O’Donoghue – Writing Affiliate, Founders Hall (

Writing at UHall — This Sunday!

Calling all Residents! UHall Writing Affiliate Professor Lorelei Ormrod & EWP Writing Partners Ashna Saigal & Gabriela Serpa will be on hand Sunday, October 29th8-10 pm, to help you with your latest writing project.

Whatever you are writing, for any class, and at any stage of your writing process, you can get good and timely feedback from Lorelei and friends!


Welcome to the Class of 2021!

EWP Writing Affiliatescropped-photo-1422504246780-c4a4de5b2641.jpeg collaborate with Student Affairs professionals and student staff to create a residential community that supports first year students’ intellectual, social, cultural, and ethical development. The Writing Affiliates provide support in writing, reading, speaking and listening, to create an enhanced student experience.

Writing Affiliates host peer-review essay-drafting workshops in the halls, partner with RISE (Residential International Student Engagement) on workshops for international students, and offer a series of one-on-one writing conferences in the halls.

Weinstein Hall Write-In

Need help with your writing?  Join our Weinstein Hall “Write-In,” Monday, May 1st, 4-7 pm, 2 East Lounge! 

Get feedback and suggestions to help improve whatever writing you are working on, for any class, at any stage of your writing process.

Write Where You Live!  Monday Night at Weinstein!