Our Library

Our books are organized in these categiroes:
  • Writing Center Theory and Practice
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Dissertation & Academic Writing
  • Textbooks
  • Pedagogy/Composition Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Books by Writing Center Faculty

Writing Center Theory and Practice

Babcock, Rebecca Day, Kellye Manning, Travis Rodgers, and Courtney Goff. A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring, 1983-2006. 1st ed. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012. Print.

Barnett, Robert W., and Jacob S. Blumner. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing Center Theory and Practice. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001. Print.

Barnett, Robert W., and Jacob S. Blumner. Writing Centers and Writing Accross the Curriculum Programs: Building Interdisciplinary Partnerships. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. Print.

Black, Laurel Johnson. Between Talk and Teaching: Reconsidering the Writing Conference. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1998. Print.

Boquet, Elizabeth. Noise from the Writing Center. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2002. Print.

Briggs, Lynn Craigue, and Meg Woolbright. Stories from the Center: Connecting Narrative and Theory in the Writing Center. Urbana, Ill: National Council of Teachers of English, 2000. Print.

Brooke, Robert, Ruth Mirtz, and Rick Evans. Small Groups in Writing Workshops: Invitations to a Writer's Life. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1994. Print.

Bruce, Shanti, and Bennett A. Rafoth. ESL Writers: A Guide for Writing Center Tutors. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2004. Print. (First and Second ed)

Capossela, Toni. Harcourt Brace Guide to Peer Tutoring. Fort Worth, Tex.: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998. Print.

Clark, Beverly Lyon. Talking about Writing: A Guide for Tutor and Teacher Conferences. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1988. Print.

Corbett, Steven J. Beyond Dichotomy: Synergizing Writing Center and Classroom Pedagogies (Perspectives on Writing). Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, 2015. Print.

Coogan, David. Electronic Writing Centers: Computing the Field of Composition. Stamford, Conn.: Ablex Pub. Corp.,1999. Print.

Dawe, Charles W., and Edward A. Dornan. One to One: Resources for Conference-Centered Writing. 2nd ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1984. Print.

Denny, Harry C. Facing the Center: Toward an Identity Politics of One-to-One Mentoring. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2010. Print.

Fels, Dawn, and Jennifer Wells. The Successful High School Writing Center: Building the Best Program with Your Students. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011. Print.

Flynn, Thomas, and Mary King. Dynamics of the Writing Conference: Social and Cognitive Interaction. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1993. Print.

Geller, Anne Ellen. The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2007. Print.

Gillespie, Paula. Writing Center Research: Extending the Conversation. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002. Print.

Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2000. Print.

Greenfield, Laura, and Rowen Karen.Writing Centers and the New Racism a Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2011. Print.

Grimm, Nancy Maloney. Good Intentions: Writing Center Work for Postmodern Times. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook-Heinemann, 1999. Print.

Harris, Muriel. Teaching One-to-one: The Writing Conference. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1986. Print.

Haviland, Carol Peterson. Weaving Knowledge Together: Writing Centers and Collaboration. Emmitsburg, Md.: NWCA Press, 1998. Print.

Hobson, Eric. Wiring the Writing Center. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1998. Print.

Inman, James A., and Sewell, Donna N. Taking Flight with OWLs: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2000. Print.

Kinkead, Joyce A., and Jeanette Harris. Writing Centers in Context: Twelve Case Studies. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1993. Print.

Lerner, Neal. The Idea of a Writing Laboratory. Carbondale, Southern Illinois UP, 2009. Print.

Mackiewicz, Jo and Isabelle Kramer Thompson. Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors. NY: Routledge, 2015. Print.

Mauriello, Nicholas, William J. Macauley, and Robert T. Koch. Before and After the Tutorial: Writing Centers and Institutional Relationships. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2011. Print.

Maxwell, Martha. When Tutor Meets Student. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994. Print.

McKinney, Jackie G. Strategies for Writing Center Research. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2016. Print.

Monty, Randall W. The Writing Center as Cultural and Interdisciplinary Contact Zone. 1st ed. Edinburg, TX: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. Print.

Mullin, Joan A., and Ray Wallace. Intersections: Theory-practice in the Writing Center. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 1994. Print.

Murphy, Christina. Writing Centers: An Annotated Bibliography. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. Print.

Murphy, Christina, and Byron L. Stay. The Writing Center Director's Resource Book. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2006. Print.

Murphy, Christina, and Joe Law. Landmark Essays on Writing Centers. Davis, CA: Hermagoras Press, 1995. Print.

Murphy, Christina, and Steve Sherwood. The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1995. Print. (1st edition, 2nd edition)

Nelson, Jane V., and Kathy Evertz. The Politics of Writing Centers. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers-Heinemann, 2001. Print.

North, Stephen. Writing Centers: A Sourcebook. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International, 1979. Print.

Pemberton, Michael A., and Joyce A. Kinkead. The Center Will Hold: Critical Perspectives on Writing Center Scholarship. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2003. Print.

Rafoth, Ben. A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers :, 2000. Print.

Rafoth, Ben. Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers. 1st ed. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2015. Print.

Reigstad, Thomas J., and Donald A. McAndrew. Training Tutors for Writing Conferences. Urbana, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984. Print.

Ryan, Leigh. The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 1994. Print.

Schendel, Ellen and William J. Maccauley, Jr. Building Writing Center Assessments That Matter. Logan, Utah: Utah State UP, 2012.

Stay, Byron, Christina Murphy, and Eric Hobson. Writing Center Perspectives. Maryland: NWCA Press, 1995. Print.


Professional and Technical Writing

Alley, Michael. The Craft of Scientific Writing. 3rd ed. New York: Springer, 1996.

Chan, Janis Fisher. E-mail: A Write It Well Guide. Oakland, CA: Write It Well, 2005. Print.

Coghill-Behrends, Will and Rebecca Anthony. CV Handbook: A Curriculum Vitae Owner's Manual. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.

Geever, Jane C. The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing. 6th ed. The Foundation Center, 2012. Print.

Graves, Heather, and Roger Graves. A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication. Peterborough, Ont.: Broadview Press, 2007. Print.

Gurak, Laura J., and Mary E. Hocks. The Technical Communication Handbook. New York: Pearson Longman, 2009. Print.

Oliu, Walter E., Charles E. Brusaw, and Gerald J. Alred. Writing that Works: Communicating Effectively on the Job.  11th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013. Print.

Parker, Roger C. Looking Good in Print: A Guide to Basic Design for Desktop Publishing. 5th ed. Scottsdale, AZ: Paraglyph Press, Inc., 2003. Print.

Pearsall, Thomas E., Donald H. Cunningham, and Elizabeth Smith. How to Write for the World of Work. 6th ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000. Print.

Perelman, Leslie C. Technical Scientific Writing. Toronto: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1998. Print.

Piotrowski, Maryann V. Effective Business Writing. 2nd ed. New York: Harper Perennial, 1996. Print.

Reynolds, Garr. Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2012. Print.


References, Grammar, Style

Anderson, Jeff. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar Usage and Style Into Writer’s Workshop. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse Publishers, 2005. Print.

Azar, Betty S. Understanding and Using English Grammar. 4th ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Pearsons, 2009. Print.

Carlock, Janine. The ESL Writer's Handbook. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2010. Print.

Celce-Murcia, Marianne, and Diane Larsen-Freeman. The Grammar Book: An ESL/EFL Teacher's Course. 2nd ed. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House, 1999. Print.

Einsohn, Amy. The Copyeditor's Handbook a Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications, with Exercises and Answer Keys. 2nd ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006. Print.

Florey, Kitty Burns. Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog: The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences. Hoboken, N.J.: Melville House, 2006. Print.

Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 2nd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1998. Print.

Hargraves, Orin. It’s Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Clichés. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014. Print.

Koch, Rachel, and Keith S. Folse. Focus on Grammar: An Advanced Course for Reference and Practice. 2nd ed. White Plains, NY: Longman, 2000. Print.

Kolln, Martha. Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects. 4th ed. Boston: Pearson Education Inc., 2003. Print.

Kolln, Martha and Loretta Gray. Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects. 7th ed. Boston: Pearson Education Inc., 2013. Print.

Lunsford, Andrea A. The Everyday Writer. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2005. Print.

McCarthy, Michael, and Felicity O’Dell. English Collocations in Use: Advanced. 2008. Reprint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.

McCarthy, Michael, and Felicity O’Dell. English Collocations in Use: Intermediate. 2005. Reprint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.

Morenberg, Max, Jeff Sommers, Donald Daiker, and Andrew Kerek. The Writer’s Options: Lessons in Life and Arrangement. 6th ed. Longman, 1999. Print.

Pinker, Steven. The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. New York: Viking, 2014.

Silverman, Jay, Elaine Hughes, and Diana Roberts Wienbroer. Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.

Stainton, Elsie Myers. The Fine Art of Copyediting. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. Print.

Trimble, John R.. Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1975. Print.

Troyka, Lynn Quitman, and Douglas Dean Hesse. Quick Access. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Hall, 2007. Print.

Trudgill, Peter, and Jean Hannah. International English: A Guide to Varieties of Standard English. 5th ed. London: Hodder Education, 2008. Print.

Tufte, Virginia. Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Cheshire, Connecticut: Graphics Press LLC, 2006. Print.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Print.

Weaver, Constance. Grammar to Enrich & Enhance Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2008. Print.

Williams, Joseph M. Style Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Eleventh ed. Boston, MA: Pearson, 2014. Print. (10th edition, 11th edition)

Yule, George. Explaining English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.

Aaron, Jane E. LB Brief: The Little Brown Handbook, Brief Version. 2nd ed. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2005. Print.

The American Heritage Book of English Usage. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. Print.

Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2011. 46th ed. New York: Basic Books, 2011. Print.

The Chicago Manual of Style. 16th ed. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2010. Print.

The College Writer's Handbook. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007. Print.

Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. Print.

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. The Bedford Handbook. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010. Print.

Hacker, Diana, and Nancy Sommers. Rules for Writers. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011. Print.

Hacker, Diana, and Nancy I. Sommers. A Writer's Reference. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. Print. (3rd edition, 6th edition, 7th edition)

Longman Dictionary of American English. 3rd ed. White Plains, N.Y.: Longman, 2002. Print.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing. 3rd ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2008. Print.

New American Webster's Handy College Dictionary. 3rd ed. New York: New American Library, 1995. Print.

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary. 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill.: NTC Pub. Group, 1987. Print.

Oxford Collocations Dictionary: For Students of English.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2001. Print. (5th edition, 6th edition)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. Print. (5th edition, 6th edition)

Roget's II: The New Thesaurus. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. Print.

Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2010. Print.

Scientific Style and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. Print.

University of Pittsburgh Writing Style Manual. 2nd ed. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh, 2007. Print.


Dissertation & Academic Writing

Boice, Robert. Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing. Stillwater, Okla., U.S.A.: New Forums Press, 1990. Print.

Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: H. Holt, 1998. Print.

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Print.

Clark, Irene L. Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007. Print.

Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing about Film. 7th ed. New York: Pearson Education, Inc. , 2010. Print.

Day, Robert A.. How to Write & Publish a Scientific Paper. 3rd ed. Phoenix, Az.: Oryx Press, 1988. Print.

Harmon, Joseph E. and Alan G. Gross. The Craft of Scientific Communication. Chicago: University of Chicago P, 2010.

Hayot, Eric. The Elements of Academic Style Writing for the Humanities. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2014. Print.

Heiberger, Mary Morris, and Julia Miller Vick. The Academic Job Search Handbook. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Print.

Hofmann, Angelika H.. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Print.

McMillan, Vicky. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006. Print.

Miller, Alison B. Finish Your Dissertation Once and for All!: How to Overcome Psychological Barriers, Get Results, and Move on with Your Life. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2008. Print.

Rettig, Hillary, and Barry Deutsch. The Seven Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer's Block: Hillary Rettig, 2011. Print.

Roberts, Carol M. Dissertation Journey. Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin,  2010. Print.

Silvia, Paul J.. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007. Print.

Stelzer, Richard J.. How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School. 3rd ed. Princeton, N.J.: Peterson's, 1997. Print.

Sumerson, Joanne Broder. Finish Your Dissertation, Don't Let It Finish You!. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2014. Print.

Swales, John M., and Christine B. Feak. Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Print.

Sword, Helen. Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge: Harvard Univ Press, 2012. Print.

Teschner, Richard, and Eston Evans. Analyzing the Grammar of English. 3rd ed. Washington D.C: Georgetown University Press, 2007. Print.

Woodward, Jeannette A. Writing Research Papers: Investigating Resources in Cyberspace. 2nd ed. Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Pub. Group, 1999. Print.

Zerubavel, Eviatar. The Clockwork Muse: A Practical Guide to Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Books. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2001. Print.



Barnet, Sylvan, and Hugo Bedau. Current Issues and Enduring Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking and Argument, with Readings. 9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011. Print.

Bartholomae, David, and Anthony Petrosky. Facts, Artifacts, and Counterfacts: Theory and Method for a Reading and Writing Course. Upper Montclair, N.J.: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1986. Print.

Bartholomae, David, and Tony Petrosky. Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers. 8th and 9th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. Print.

Graff, Gerald, and Cathy Birkenstein. They Say / I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing. 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2014. Print. (1st edition, 2nd edition, 3rd edition)

Harris, Joseph. Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2006. Print.

Harris, Joseph, Jay Rosen, and Gary Calpas. Media Journal: Reading and Writing about Popular Culture. 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1999. Print.

Lane, Janet, and Ellen Lange. Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide. 2nd ed. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1999. Print.

Miller, Richard E. and Kurt Spellmeyer. The New Humanities Reader. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003. Print.

Miller, Richard and Ann Jurecic. Habits of the Creative Mind. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015. Print.

Munger, David. Researching Online. 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 2000. Print.

Munsell, Paul, and Martha Clough. A Practical Guide for Advanced Writers in English as a Second Language. New York: Macmillan, 1984. Print.

Murabito, Stephen. Connections, Contexts, and Possibilities. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2001. Print.

Trethewey, Natasha D. Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. Print.

Wilson, Carl. Let’s Talk about Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing LLC, 2014. Print.


Pedagogy/Composition Studies

Bartholomae, David. Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2005. Print.

Bates, Linda, Janet Lane, and Ellen Lange. Writing Clearly: Responding to ESL Compositions. Boston, Mass.: Heinle & Heinle, 1993. Print.

Bernstein, Susan Naomi. Teaching Developmental Writing: Background Readings. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007. Print.

Bizzell, Patricia, and Bruce Herzberg. The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Writing. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1991. Print.

Boyer, Ernest L. Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate. Princeton, N.J.: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1990. Print.

Burke, Deirdre M., and Jacqueline Adele Pieterick. Giving Students Effective Written Feedback. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2010. Print.

Dobrin, Sidney I.. Beyond Postprocess. Logan: Utah State University Press, 2011. Print.

Fontaine, Sheryl L. and Susan M. Hunter, eds. Foregrounding Ethical Awareness in Composition and English Studies. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1998.

Glau, Gregory R., and Chitralekha Duttagupta. Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. 3rd ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2010. Print.

Gottschalk, Katherine K., and Keith Hjortshoj. The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. Print.

Halasek, Kay, and Nels Pearson Highberg. Landmark Essays on Basic Writing. Mahwah, N.J.: Hermagoras Press, 2001. Print.

Hawkins, Thom. Group Inquiry Techniques for Teaching Writing. Urbana, Ill.: ERIC Clearinghouse, National Institute of Education, 1976. Print.

Hicks, Troy. Crafting Digital Writing: Composing Texts across Media and Genres. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2013. Print.

Hjortshoj, Keith. The Transition to College Writing. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001. Print.

Hjortshoj, Keith. Understanding Writing Blocks. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. Print.

Howard, Rebecca Moore, and Sandra Jamieson. The Bedford Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines: An Instructor's Desk Reference. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 1995. Print.

Julian, Linda. Strategies & Resources for Teaching Writing. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2002. Print.

Kassner, Linda, and Gregory R. Glau. The Bedford Bibliography for Teachers of Basic Writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002. Print.

Kent, Thomas. Post-process Theory Beyond the Writing-Process Paradigm. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999. Print.

Kutz, Eleanor, Suzy Q. Groden, and Vivian Zamel. The Discovery of Competence: Teaching and Learning with Diverse Student Writers. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook :, 1993. Print.

McNenny, Gerri, and Sallyanne H. Fitzgerald. Mainstreaming Basic Writers: Politics and Pedagogies of Access. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 2001. Print.

Odell, Lee. Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing: Rethinking the Discipline. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1993. Print.

Palmquist, Mike. The Bedford Researcher: An Integrated Text, CD-ROM, and Web site. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003. Print.

Salvatori, Mariolina Rizzi, and Patricia Donahue. The Elements (and Pleasures) of Difficulty. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. Print.

Schell, Eileen E.. Gypsy Academics and Mother-Teachers: Gender, Contingent Labor, and Writing Instruction. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1998. Print.

Schell, Eileen E., and Patricia L. Stock. Moving a Mountain: Transforming the Role of Contingent Faculty in Composition Studies and Higher Education. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, 2001. Print.

Shaughnessy, Mina P. Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977. Print.

Silva, Tony J., and Paul Kei Matsuda. Landmark Essays on ESL Writing. Mahwah, N.J.: Hermagoras Press, 2001. Print.

Spigelman, Candace, and Laurie Grobman. On Location: Theory and Practice in Classroom-Based Writing Tutoring. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2005. Print.

Weaver, Constance. Teaching Grammar in Context. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1996. Print.


Creative Writing

Behn, Robin, and Chase Twichell. The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1992. Print.

Bender, Sheila. Writing Personal Essays: How to Shape Your Life Experiences for the Page. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1995. Print.

Bernays, Anne, and Pamela Painter. What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers. 2004 2nd ed. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. Print.

Bly, Robert W. Write More, Sell More. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1998. Print.

Brewer, Robert Lee. 2009 Writer's Market. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest, 2008. Print.

Dawson, Paul. Creative Writing and the New Humanities. London: Routledge, 2005. Print.

Edwards, Paul, and Sarah Edwards. Working from Home: Everything You Need to Know about Living and Working under the Same Roof. 4th ed. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999. Print.

Ellis, Sherry. Now Write!: Fiction Writing Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2006. Print.

Formichelli, Linda, and Diana Burrell. The Renegade Writer: A Totally Unconventional Guide to Freelance Writing Success. 2nd ed. Oak Park, IL: Marion Street Press, 2005. Print.

Levoy, Gregg. This Business of Writing. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1992. Print.

Lyon, Elizabeth. Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore. New York: Perigee Book, 2008. Print.

Metter, Ellen. The Writer's Ultimate Research Guide. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1995. Print.

Neubauer, Bonnie. The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2006. Print.

Rainer, Tristine. The New Diary: How to Use a Journal for Self-Guidance and Expanded Creativity. 1978. Reprint. Los Angeles: Penguin Group, Inc., 2004. 

Rainer, Tristine. Your Life as Story: Writing the New Autobiography. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997. Print.

Selgin, Peter. 179 Ways to Save a Novel Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books, 2010. Print.

Smith, Michael C., and Suzanne Greenberg. Everyday Creative Writing: Panning for Gold in the Kitchen Sink. Chicago, Ill.: NTC Publishing Group, 1996. Print.

Wilber, Rick. Magazine Feature Writing. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. Print.

Wooldridge, Susan. Poem Crazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. New York, NY: Three Rivers Press, 1996. Print.

Wray, Cheryl Sloan. Writing for Magazines: A Beginner's Guide. Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Pub. Group, 1997. Print.

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. 30th anniversary ed., 7th ed. New York: HarperCollins, 2006. Print.

Writer's Digest Handbook of Magazine Article Writing. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer's Digest Books, 1998. Print.


Books by Writing Center Faculty


Dream of the Gone-From City by Barbara Edelman

Mostly Water by Sam Pittman

I Break for Moose by Geeta Kothari

Nobody’s Jackknife by Ellen Smith