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Publications and Research

Our Publications

The PearlThe Pearl is an annual non-fiction literary magazine published since 1988, sponsored by the Coe Writing Center. All work in the magazine is produced and edited exclusively by students of Coe College.

WCWC — The WCWC is short for the Writing Center Water Closet, a publication that can be found in public bathroom stalls on Coe's campus, with new issues every month. Filled with important dates, encouragement for writers and, of course, a challenging Wuzzle, the WCWC is probably the campus's most widely-read publication.

Writing Center Blog — Our blog features consultant-written posts sharing insights and stories about life in the Coe Writing Center.

Consultant Projects and Research

As part of staff development and training, consultants engage in research and community service projects in the field of Writing Center Studies.

Find out more about previous and ongoing Writing Center projects undertaken by current and former consultants.

Our research has been presented at regional, national and international Writing Center conferences.
CWC Conference Presentations since 2016

Additional research and projects are featured on our research blog.
CWC Research Blog

"The writer's only responsibility is to his art...if a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies."
— William Faulkner