Write Night Draws More Than 100 Student Writers
Nov. 8 from 7 p.m. - midnight, the library again hosted Write Night or "The Long Night Against Procrastination." First "invented" by a peer tutor at the Writing Center at Europa University Vladrina (an hour's drive east from Berlin), translated into German it's “Lange Nacht Der Aufgeschobenen Hausarbeiten"!
After a successful start in 2010 the idea spread beyond Germany to the U.S. and other countries. Hekman Library has been hosting Write Nights for the past couple of years. The library always teams up with the Rhetoric Center, and sometimes faculty hold office hours in the library.
Write Night takes place twice a year, usually during the time periods that student papers are coming due (mid-late November and late March after spring break). We tend to sign up about 100 students who commit to producing a certain number of words or pages per hour. This time more than 100 students signed up. Karen Saupe, the Director of the Rhetoric Center (seen on the right helping a student) was very pleased, as was Reference Librarian, Kathy DeMey. You can look at collections of photos documenting Write Night both on the library's and Rhetoric Center's facebook pages.