Professional Writing Program

Professional Writing courses teach the research, analysis, writing, and language skills that students will need in their lives beyond the classroom.


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March 13, 2019
NCTE hosts its annual CCCCs convention in Pittsburgh March 13-16, 2019. UMD English faculty, students, and alumni present research in twenty-one sessions.
March 6, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan published "Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism in the Writing Center," a chapter in How We Teach Writing Tutors, the first Digital Edited Collection from WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
March 1, 2019
Jonathan Rick delivered three workshops in recent months:
March 1, 2019
Kelly Cresap was a featured storyteller on February 13 at the Grapevine series at Takoma Busboys and Poets. 
March 1, 2019
Lyra Hilliard recently published an article (co-authored with Mary K. Stewart) in The Internet and Higher Education.
March 1, 2019
Mark Fitzgerald's second book of poetry, Downburst, will be published by Cinnamon Press in April.
February 27, 2019
K. A. Wisniewski's essay "The Unpublishable: Textshop Experiments and Composition(s) of/as Publishing, co-written with Felix Burgos (Indiana University) appears in the anthology Exquisite Corpse: Studio Art-Based Writing Practices in the Academy, edited by Kate Hanzalik and Nathalie Virgintino (Parlor Press, 2019).
February 27, 2019
Scott Trudell’s book Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England is out in March from Oxford University Press. The book reveals the importance of performed vocal music in theories and practices of English Renaissance literature.
February 15, 2019
Kelly Cresap provides tips on dealing with classroom diversity.
February 1, 2019
Academic & Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability grows out of a conference sponsored by the Academic Writing Board in 2014 and features articles by many UMD faculty members. 

PWP Spring Deadlines

  • January 28: First Day of Classes
  • February 8: Last Day of Add/Drop
  • March -24: Spring Break

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