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Dr. Elkie Burnside Joins the UMass Writing Program as Assistant Director

Monday, March 15, 2021

As of September 2020, the Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts is pleased to welcome Dr. Elkie Burnside as Assistant Director. Dr. Burnside holds a Ph.D. in English (Composition and Rhetoric) from Oklahoma State University and works as Co-Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

2020 Charles Moran Best Text Contest Winners

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The winners of the 2020 Charles Moran Best Text Contest have been announced! This work was completed in one of the UMass writing courses (College Writing, Junior Year Writing, or Writing, Identity,...
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Writing Program Spring Symposium Examines ‘Writing Vulnerabilities and Contemplative Practices’ in the Classroom

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Writing Program's Spring Symposium and General Meeting was held on January 17, 2020 at the Old Chapel.  This year’s Symposium guest speaker was Dr. Tara Pauliny. The Symposium workshop was...

Writing Center Hosts High School Students Interested in Starting Their Own Center

Thursday, October 31, 2019

On October 9, a group of ten high school students from Deerfield’s Frontier Regional School visited the UMass Writing Center to observe tutoring sessions and meet with staff as part of the high...

Writing Program Welcomes Three New Full-time Lecturers

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Writing Program is pleased to announce the recent hiring of three full-time lecturers, Devin Day, Shakuntala Ray, and Aaron Tillman. ...