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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May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan’s article, “The Writing Center as Workplace: Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism,” appears in the May/June issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
May 17, 2019
Ross Angelella's flash fiction short story "Horse and his Fishermen" was recently published in Textshop Experiments. 
May 17, 2019
Tom Earles and Marina Seamans presented “'I’m Only Here Because I Have to Be': Reassessing Required Visits” at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference at Lafayette College.
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).

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  • February 8: Last Day of Add/Drop
  • March -24: Spring Break

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