Writing Center

Writing Center

Where Students Coach Students

To Schedule a Writing Conference

Send an email to: [email protected]



A soundtrack of pencils scratching and keyboards clicking, the tranquility of it all lures you into a false sense of security. Sink into a couch and relax, nothing but a computer fan humming lazily from the other side of the room distracts you from whatever it is you should be doing. The familiarity of this room and its casual atmosphere lead you to believe that you are somewhere else, not in school where there are assignments and deadlines. But you should be somewhere else when you are in the Writing Center-not just in the peaceful, carefree, somewhere else that the heat and soft background noises bring you. You should be wherever it is that you are writing about-be it a desert island, the North Pole, or even outer space. And although the Writing Center wants to send you to these far away places, it makes the task exceedingly difficult because if you are experiencing the Writing Center, you are not using it to its full potential.

Jack Callahan (Class of 09)

Like a Quiet Place to Read or Write?

The Writing Center is a resource available to all members of Souhegan's academic community. Located in room 209, the Writing Center is a quiet space filled with comfy sofas and chairs, computers, and books on all aspects of writing.

Want Help with Assignments?

Jeanne Sturges, the coordinator of the Writing Center, is available both during the school day and in the evenings to conference with individual students on their work. Jeanne also works on major school initiatives, such as the 9th grade writing celebration, Café Literati; the 10th grade Division I Exhibition; the 11th grade Junior Research Paper and post-grad plan; and College Essays and Senior Project with seniors. Working side-by-side with teachers, Jeanne collaborates on reading and writing workshops across the curriculum.

Love to Write and Need a Reader? Want to Publish your Work?

If you would like to be informed of upcoming Writing Contests, email Jeanne and she will add you to her distribution list. Jeanne is happy to work with students and staff members who would like to send their writing out for publication.

Contact/Make an Appointment

Students can make an appointment with Jeanne on the calendar located outside the Writing Center, or by email at [email protected]. Jeanne also works on-line with students who need help with specific assignments. Students who contact her by 8:00 p.m. will receive a response that same evening. She also responds to students' requests for help on Sunday evenings.

Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing. They are the ones who discover what is most important and strangest and most pleasurable in themselves, and keep believing in the value of their work, despite the difficulties. (Bonnie Friedman)

~ Come on in or Make an Appointment ~

Jeanne Sturges, Writing Coordinator [email protected] 673.9940 ext. 5579