In a complex world, there is real demand for the clarity of communication that the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature encourages. Every year, the Center offers multiple co-curricular opportunities for students in every discipline to grow as readers and writers:
- Readings and classroom visits by prominent authors in the genres of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry;
- Interdisciplinary ventures with other programs and Centers that bring writers from multiple disciplines to campus to speak about their work and the writing process;
- Writing contests that provide students with the opportunity to have their work read by professional writers;
- Mentorship by dedicated faculty that assists students in finding world-class internship and publication options while still undergraduates;
- One of the nation’s oldest Writing Across the Curriculum programs that provides undergraduate students with professional teaching and tutoring experience;
- Community reading programs that connect Hiram College classroom experiences with area schools, libraries, and other organizations by having students and residents of the wider community read and discuss a single book simultaneously with multiple enrichment opportunities such as speakers, films, and hands-on activities.