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Best Text Contest for Englwrit 111 Renamed to Marcia Curtis Best Text Contest

April 20, 2023

The Writing Program is pleased to announce that the ENGLWRIT 111 Best Text Contest is now the Marcia Curtis Best Text Contest. Marcia Curtis served as a teacher and administrator in the Writing...

Charles Moran Best Text Contest 2021 Winners

December 02, 2022

The UMass Writing Program is pleased to announce the winners of the Charles Moran Best Text Contest for 2021. The winning texts can be accessed in the UMass ScholarWorks Best Text Collection....

Writing Program 40th Anniversary Profile: Peggy Woods

November 16, 2022

This profile is the third and final in the Writing Program’s 40th anniversary series highlighting faculty members instrumental in beginning the WP at UMass Amherst. Each profile provides a unique...

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40 Years of the UMass Writing Program

Since 1982, The UMass Amherst Writing Program has worked to empower student writers to examine the intersections of writing, language, and power and learn the rhetorical flexibility needed for their academic, professional, public, and personal lives.

Our new timeline shares images and events that give life to our program’s history.

View the timeline!