Hiram College

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature

The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature views reading and writing as foundations of the liberal arts tradition, of lifelong learning, and of culture in all its forms. The Center offers special opportunities for all Hiram College writers and readers.

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.

Click here to learn more about our English and creative writing majors.