Writing Center Series 2024

The Writing Center at Casper College is a great resource for students, but it’s also a resource for the community! Get acquainted with our space, learn from our tutors, and get comfortable with the idea of using the center for your own projects and writing needs. All presentations are free and will be held in Strausner Hall, Room 215.

For more information: 307-268-2610 or wco@caspercollege.edu


SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 6-7 P.M.

Mental Health: Letting Go of the Stigma
In this talk, we will discuss what mental health “looks like” and why certain actions and thoughts are associated with mental health. We will take a look at what is real vs. what is pop culture’s version of mental illness/health and discuss the importance of accurate depictions in media. Presented by Kathryn Morgan.



Editing Made Easy(er)
If you’ve started a writing project, you probably know that editing is a huge part of your work. Fiction works, projects for work, or college essays all need editing. Join us for a discussion on editing methods and how to help improve your skills. Presented by Emma Brummer.



Mind Your Language!
Join us for an exploration of the art of creating a vivid sense of setting through language in short stories. This workshop will guide you through the techniques and nuances that will bring your narrative to life. Participants will work with the intricacies of descriptive language and sensory details. Presented by Jamie Smith.


SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2-3:30 P.M.

The World-Wide Tea Party
Come learn about the culture of tea in four of the major tea drinking countries: Britain, Japan, China, and India. We will discuss the differences in the tea types and how teas differ depending on location, as well as how tea became the most consumed drink in the world. Explore the significance of tea through understanding the various tea ceremonies and tea sets, and enjoy a tasting of this beverage that has been a staple throughout history. Presented by Zoe von Gunten.



Why You Should Start a Blog in 2024
We all have interesting things to say about our hobbies and interests, but what is the best way to make this information known to others? Creating a blog is one of the easiest ways to share your ideas, and there are many user-friendly tools to help you organize and communicate your knowledge. In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of a blog in 2024 and, hopefully, leave you inspired to create your own. Feel free to bring your computer to start on your blogging journey. Presented by Tito Guillen.


FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 6-7 P.M.

History Topic: The Early Romans
According to recent social media trends, the Roman Empire is something that most men think about every single day and perhaps for good reason: Rome was one of the greatest empires in the world for centuries. Where did it all begin? How did one tribe amongst the many in the Italian countryside rise to these heights? Come take a peek in to the past and learn about the early Romans. Presented by Emma Brummer.


FRIDAY, MAY 3, 6-7 P.M.

The Importance of Responsible Civic Engagement
The health and vibrancy of any country relies on the engagement and participation of its citizens. When citizens choose to opt out, whether out of ignorance, apathy, or fear, they surrender their power. To be civically responsible and engage meaningfully, we must be informed, civil, and understanding critical thinkers. In this talk, learn what responsible civic responsibility is, why it is important, and how to take part in it. Presented by Keenan Morgan.



Finding Your Family’s Story
We all have a family story that we’ve been told, passed down to us in rumors and family lore. This talk will show you how to find the facts behind these stories by using some pretty basic research tools, a little Googling, and a public library. We’ll also discuss different ways that we might present that information to our family or the public. Examples will be provided. Presented by Jason Kirkmeyer.