Benelli Writing Center
BWC Mission Statement
The Peter J. Benelli Writing Center seeks to foster a cross-curricular, whole-school approach to writing as a process and strives to celebrate the endeavor for all students.
The Peter J. Benelli Writing Center (BWC), established in September 2011, seeks to foster a cross-curricular, whole-school approach to writing as a process and strives to celebrate the endeavor for all students. One of the common refrains from Thayer graduates following graduation is an appreciation of how well they were taught to write - be it for college courses or careers later on in life. The Writing Center is a place that augments the tremendous teaching that already occurs in the classroom - where students can collaborate on writing projects or seek help with any part of the writing process. Dedicated BWC Fellows are trained to assist student writers at all stages of the process, and across all disciplines, for any project (literary essays, poetry, non-fiction, fiction, history research papers, college essays, lab reports, contest entries, etc.).
In 1958, Peter Benelli started teaching English at Thayer, and in 1967, he became headmaster. During his 33 years at Thayer, Mr. Benelli was esteemed for his writing skills because of the many letters and notes he wrote to former students and their families. It is therefore more than fitting that Mr. Benelli's legacy at Thayer Academy should be the Writing Center - dedicated to the craft in which he has taken such a keen interest.
2017-18 Benelli Writing Center Fellows
Janet Langer, Director
Karen Jersild, Writing Center Coordinator