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We support students, faculty and staff and enjoy working with international and multilingual students. At our main site, 209 Baldy, our peer consulting service can help with any type of writing: essays, reports, dissertations, articles, personal statements, emails…anything! If you compose it, we will work with you on it. We also support UB by doing workshops, presentations and hosting special programs. We hold writing retreats and can help your department with writing support initiatives such as special workshops, writing groups, or in-house retreats.

Max Kalnitz

“What I love about the writers at the center is their uninterruptible drive to better themselves. Every semester, hundreds of students of all levels, abilities, motivations come together in our space for the collective purpose of improving their writing and I think the reason for this has to do with the strong and compassionate community of thinkers that has been cultivated here on both sides of the table. One that deeply understands the importance of effective writing and one that is willing to collectively strive for it.”

Francisco Lazo

The CEW is pleased to introduce our latest featured writer – Monica Fields. Monica came to our attention when consultants remarked on how much fun she is to work with and how she takes charge of her consultations, coming in with a clear agenda and sharp questions. “I love that we have a place on campus where we can have our papers reviewed” she noted. Monica also likes that she has the opportunity to work with other students, and was pleased to even work with a consultant who was in her class. She expects to be a frequent visitor in the CEW this Spring. “I think it’s a great resource,” she added. Thanks Monica! We are looking forward to working with you too!  [Read more here ►]

Shosuke’s Write Through story reminds us of the importance of keeping our health and wellbeing in mind as we push through dissertation projects. Even without a regimented deadline, Shosuke’s cycle of research, note taking and writing sped him along his path to a timely finish. For him, a desire to write a book – not a dissertation – and a longing to fill in understanding motivated him throughout his process. You can read more of Shosuke’s story here. ►

The CEW is hosting another dissertation retreat during Spring Break! Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, dissertation retreats are five-day, focused writing events. They provide a quiet comfortable writing space with peer accountability and support. These retreats are great ways to get lots done in a short time. Past attendees have found the intense and extended focus on their writing to help them tackle particularly difficult problems, set themselves up for award winning work, and reinvigorate their research. Register by emailing