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The Writer's Block

The Writer’s Block (also known as the University Writing Center) offers free writing assistance to writers in all disciplines and at all levels across the WSSU campus. “The Block”, as it’s affectionately called, is staffed by professional writing faculty and trained peer consultants and provides face-to-face and online consultations for all writers. Our staff helps writers understand the writing process and a variety of rhetorical devices such as purpose, audience, organization, language, and conventions.

The Writer’s Block houses a library of writing references - dictionaries, style manuals, and handbooks - that can be used onsite or borrowed for up to two weeks at a time.

Located on the 3rd floor of the Student Success Center at Hill Hall, the Writer’s Block is a comfortable place to write, to receive feedback on writing projects, and to use tools and resources in a community environment. If you have any questions please contact us at

The Writer’s Block offers the Online Writing Center (OWC), a remotely-accessible tool that uses the Upswing Online tutoring platform.


Hours of Operation

The online writing center has staff available to help you Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also contact us at 336-750-8748 or via