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Writing Center at Waynesburg University

Develop rich and varied writing with the assistance of our peer writing consultants.

Welcome to the Writing Center!

Banned Books Week

Visit the virtual library to learn more about attempts to censor words and authors.

Banned Books Short Story Contest

Contest Winners

1st Place - Jaden Sowers
2nd Place - Rebecca Gillum
3rd Place - Alayna McKay

Honorable Mention

Julia Gillium, Kayla SmithMadelyn Hill


Thank You

Thank you to all who submitted!

What's Next?

Writing Center Celebrations!



  • January 1: Happy 2021!
  • January 2: National Science Fiction Day

  • January 4: World Braille Day

  • January 5: National Bird Day

  • January 11: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

  • January 17: World Religion Day, observed by those of the Bahá’í faith to promote interfaith harmony and understanding

  • January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • January 24: National Compliment Day

  • January 27: Holocaust Remembrance Day


February is Black History Month

  • February 1: National Freedom Day, a celebration of 13th Amendment that abolished slavery in 1865 

  • February 2: Groundhog Day

  • February 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

  • February 11: Points of Light submissions due!

  • February 12-14: Lunar New Year

  • February 14: Valentine’s Day

  • February 17: Ash Wednesday

  • February 25-26: Purim, a Jewish celebration that marks the time when the Jewish community living in Persia was saved from genocide.

  • February 26: Points of Light winners announced!


Style Guide

APA Style

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MLA Style

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Chicago Style

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Writing Styles

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Teaching Writing

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