Center for Writing


The mission of Cheshire Academy’s Center for Writing is to cultivate confident writers who enjoy writing as an integral aspect of their everyday life. We believe confidence is generated in an atmosphere of collaboration where emphasis is placed on the writing process. The writing center serves all members of the community in every phase of their writing including: idea generation, organization, development, and editing. We focus on supporting writers in all genres including research, academic, creative and informal texts.

Center for Writing Goals

  • Offer writing support in the center and the classroom
  • Provide targeted workshops
  • Partner with all academic departments to facilitate department writing initiatives
  • Develop and sustain Writing Fellows Program
  • Create writing groups for students and faculty
  • Inform community of publishing opportunities
  • Inspire writing through author talks, writing retreats, and mentoring

Center for Writing Values

  • Collaboration
  • Process before product
  • Integrity
  • Acceptance
  • Creativity

About the Director

Wendy Swift

Wendy Swift

Director of the Center for Writing

Mrs. Wendy Swift has spent the past ten years at Cheshire Academy working as an instructor in the Roxbury Program. Prior to joining the faculty at CA, Mrs. Swift taught writing at the University of Hartford and Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

In addition to her role as the Director of the Center for Writing at Cheshire Academy, Mrs. Swift is the In-Brief’s Editor for the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering’s quarterly Bulletin. Mrs. Swift won the Long Island Press Club Award for her non-fiction essay, Ritter’s Pond, published in the March 2005 issue of Long Island Woman and her essay, Disappearing Wilderness was published in the spring 2008 edition of Adirondack Explorer.

Mrs. Swift is very excited about Cheshire Academy’s Center for Writing where students and faculty alike can visit for guidance and help with all of their writing needs!

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