Writing Center The "write" place to come

AbOut us:

Spring Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Friday-8 a.m. - 4p.m.

Location: Humanities 209

Online Writing Lab (OWL): To submit questions about grammar or writing, please send an email from your university e-mail account to: owl@utm.edu

Phone: 731-881-7227

All UTM students can use the resources provided in the Hortense Parrish Writing Center. Writing Center staff members are available to review papers. Staff members are dedicated to providing a safe environment where students can bring their papers, study, receive tutoring, or utilize the resources in the center.


Unless otherwise noted, the following events are from 12:15-12:50 in the Hortense Parrish Writing Center. All UT Martin students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend these free events.

Tues., Feb. 7, and Thurs., Feb. 9-Avoiding Plagiarism and Incorporating Quotations

Fri., Feb. 10 Talk Time at 3:00 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 14, and Thurs., Feb 16- Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Personal Statements

Wed., Feb. 15- "'The Frozen Sea Within Us': Breaking through Our Writer's Block with Kafka" (Dr. Chuck Hammond presenting)

Tues., Feb. 21- Center closed from noon - 1 p.m. for Writing Center Staff Meeting

Wed., Feb. 27: Celebrating Black Writers: A Roundtable and Readings

Tues., Feb 28, and Thurs., Mar. 12: Using Technology to Avoid Plagiarism

Tues., March 14, and Thurs., March 16- Common Grammar Errors

Wed., March 22- Writing Center closed from noon- 1 p.m. For Writing Center Staff Meeting.

Thurs., March 23- Celebrating Women Writers: Selections from Prose and Poetry

Tues., March 28, and Thurs., March 30-Purposeful Punctuation: In Praise of the Comma, etc.!

Wed., March 29-Readers Theatre, 4:00- 5:00 p.m.

Tues., Apr. 4-Literature from around the World: A Roundtable and Reading

Thurs., Apr. 6- Preparing the GRE (General)

Thurs., Apr. 11, and Thurs., Apr. 13-The Lie that Tells the Truth: Creative Writing Workshop

Thurs., Apr. 13- A Gathering of Poets: Readings in Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of National Poetry Month, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Fri., Apr. 14-Good Friday Holiday

Tues., April 18-Sentence Combining and Writing Power Sentences

Thurs., Apr. 20-Writing Center closed from 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. for Writing Center and EMFL Lunch (Anna Clark's retirement)

Tues., Apr. 25, and Thurs., Apr. 27- Preparing for Essay Exams

Fri., Apr. 28- Spring Classes End

Sat., Apr. 29 through Fri., May 5-Final Exams- Good luck in all!

Anna Clark, Writing Center Coordinator

David Carithers, Writing Center Coordinator

Steve Flowers, Writing Center Consultant

Beth Walker, Writing Center Consultant

Jisun Collier, Writing Center Coordinator

John Galyean, Writing Center Consultant

Spencer Atkins, Student Assistant

Lauren Maddox, Student Assistant

Emma Massey, Student Assistant

Kaitlyn Boggs, Student Assistant

Caitlin Marino, Student Assistant

Mallory Spisak, Student Assistant

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.” ― Richard Bach


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