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Writing as a Gift

Published: December 8, 2021

Get ideas for how to make a present for someone special using your creativity and words!


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The Making of YpsiWrites

Published: March 24, 2021

Do you ever wonder about the work that went in to creating YpsiWrites? This partnership with 826michigan, Eastern Michigan University’s Office of Campus and Community Writing, and the Ypsilanti District Library took a lot of planning, and requires a lot of effort to keep it going. In the latest issue of Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, Catherine Calabro Cavin from 826michigan, Cathy Fleischer and Ann Blakeslee, from Eastern Michigan University and Mary Garboden from YDL talk about how they created and sustain YpsiWrites, a community writing center that supports youth and adults. In the article “Extending Literacy Work …


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YpsiWrites Announces Virtual Tutoring

Published: May 6, 2020

Virtual Tutoring is Now Available! YpsiWrites tutors are now providing virtual writing consultations. You have two options for writing support: Comments about writing: If you would like someone to review your writing and provide feedback, please fill out this virtual submissions form. Conversations about writing: If you would like to talk to someone through a video chat about your writing, please fill out our Google Meet consultation form. We have full instructions [PDF] for requesting virtual writing help. Click here for more information about YpsiWrites


Books and Prompts for Elementary Writers

A book list for elementary writers curated by Claire Stano and Sheena Crenshaw of 826michigan. Check out the book, read, then use the prompts below to write your own story!

It’s National Novel Writing Month!

Published: November 13, 2019

NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is well underway as we near the middle of the month. NaNoWriMo is a challenging yet rewarding undertaking, writing 50,000 words during the month of November. Started in 1999 by Christ Baty, hundreds of thousands of writers have attempted their novel. Some even “winning” and finishing their novel! Writers are tracked on NaNoWriMo’s website, where you can also find writing buddies, local and regional events, the dare machine, pep talks, and much more. If you have been trying to write that novel for the past one, two, or ten years, then join us! Angela …


Everyone’s A Writer: Introducing Ypsi Writes

Published: September 5, 2019

Ypsi Writes will host drop-in hours at all YDL locations offering help with any type of writing, and present writing workshops where both experienced and aspiring writers can learn various forms, from memoirs to résumés to poetry.


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