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Writing Center Events for International Students

For the most up-to-date list of events, please see our events flyer. You can also check our Facebook Page ( or our Twitter feed @TempleWriting for regular event updates. A summary of our usual events can be found below.

Monthly Meet and Greets
: Come meet the Conversation Partner staff, enjoy snacks, and play games. Meet and greets are usually hosted from 4:30-5:30 on Fridays once a month.

Reading and Film Discussions: Once a month, international students can meet with the Coordinator and Conversation Partner staff to discuss a short story, book, or film. We carefully select reading materials that are appropriate for advanced ELLs, provide insight into American culture or other cultural issues, and are short enough to be read during a busy semester. For some selected readings, the accompanying movie will also be shown here in the Writing Center.

Discussion Panels: Usually hosted twice a semester, a discussion panel will be a targeted discussion on a specific topic (for example, politeness customs in the U.S.). Panelists are selected from our staff, as well as outside alumni and staff members, to provide insights on a particular topic.

If you are interested in attending one of our events, please email Elisabeth Ursell ( to confirm your participation.