The Academic Writing Program, along with the Professional Writing Program and the Writing Center, has been awarded the 2016-2017 CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence recognizing its use of best practices and its commitment to diversity.

Announcements

February 8, 2019
Takoma Park Busboys and Poets will feature Kelly Cresap and others to honor Valentine's Day.
March 6, 2018
4:30 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1100 Cambridge Community CenterKate Starbird, assistant professor at University of Washington and expert on informatics, will share how alternative narratives of crisis information spread, creating confusion and clouding judgment.
November 19, 2014
Click here to access the playlist for Jonathan Auerbach's Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture.
November 19, 2014
On Nov. 24th, join PEN/Faulkner for In This Way Comes Morning: New Writing of the West African Diaspora, featuring Okey Ndibe, Taiye Selasi, and Chinelo Okparanta. Tickets $15. 
November 5, 2014
How to Write a Literature Review – November 13, 2014; 10 am-12 pm OR 1 pm-3 pm, Mathematics Building 1403A
October 2, 2014
School of Music Music Scholars Lecture Seriespresents Sean Williams The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington "Irish-Speaking Regions as a Locus of Musical Exile" Leah Smith Lecture Hall (room 2200, School of Music, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center)
October 2, 2014
Jonathan AuerbachWeapons of Democracy: How Social Reformers Became Propagandists for World War IThursday, November 13, 4:00 pmUlrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
April 25, 2014
UMD has officially joined the Committee on Institutional Collaboration (CIC) as a part of its broader integration with the Big Ten. Nearly every member institution offers a department or program in linguistics or speech-language pathology. We have invited a speaker from each CIC institution to speak to what extent can theoretical research inform experimental practice, and vice versa? In particular, we have invited speakers from two major focuses of CIC language science research: prosody and language acquisition. This event is funded in part by your Graduate Student Activities Fee and is therefore open to the entire Graduate Student Community.
April 1, 2014
Thursday April 3, 4:00-5:30 PMMcKeldin Library, Room 6137Special Events Room  

News

June 11, 2019
Tyler Mills, a 2008 MFA alumna, has won the 2019 Snowbound Chapbook Award for her chapbook of poems entitled The City Scattered. 
May 21, 2019
Congratulations to our graduate students for their recent achievements and plans as they move on to the next stages in their careers.
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.
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 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. 
November 30, 2018
The Fall 2018 Bywords Newsletter is now available. Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements here. 
November 26, 2018
Programs supported include conferences, workshops, lectures, and more, and will be organized by graduate students, professional track faculty, and tenure track faculty.
November 8, 2018
J. Andrew Hubbell recently published Byron's Nature: A Romantic Vision of Cultural Ecology (Palgrave Macmillin, 2018). He graduated in 1991 with an MA and in 1999 with a PhD from UMCP English. 
November 8, 2018
In September David Wyatt published American Literature in Transition, 1960-1970, as part of a new series being produced by Cambridge University Press. 

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