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Jarrel De Matas sits in a field with palm trees behind him. He is smiling at the camera and petting a dog.

Marking the Moment with Jarrel De Matas

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Jarrel De Matas, a Writing Program TO and member of the Resource Staff, marks the moment in a video addressed to the Writing Program community. During the video, Jarrel discusses the things he...

Charles Moran Best Text Winners for 2020

Friday, May 21, 2021

The UMass Writing Program is pleased to announce the winners of the Charles Moran Best Text Contest for 2020....

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...