EWP News & Announcements

Praxis Activist Photo Booth
The UW English Department’s Writing Programs’ third annual Praxis Conference was well-attended. Held in UW's scenic Haggett Hall conference center and made possible through generous support from the A&S College Writing Program, the Kollar Gift for Literacy, and the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center, Praxis... Read more
PSW Consortium
For nearly 35 years, the University of Washington and English Department played an integral role in the success of the Puget Sound Writing Project (PSWP), inspiring effective writing teachers and student writers from Vancouver to Bellingham.  PSWP’s writing consultants led writing institutes for K-12 faculty in Seattle, Tacoma, Burlington, South Whidbey Island, Peninsular, North Shore, and other districts.  They consulted in local... Read more
UW in High Schools Students
UW in the High School (UWHS) is a university-wide program wherein UW departments partner with high schools in Washington State to train high school faculty to teach college courses at their home institutions.  Since 1981, thousands of Washington high school students have exercised the option of enrolling in University of Washington classes for UW college credit. The English department has played an active role in UW in the High School... Read more
College Spark Logo
Each year, College Spark Washington funds programs across Washington state that help low-income students become college-ready, transition successfully to college, and earn their degrees. For 2015-2017, the UW English department was selected to receive a $150,000 College Spark grant to extend its outreach and community partnership work, in this case by collaborating with high school English... Read more
The Expository Writing Committee (Kimberlee Gillis-Bridges, Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill, Norman Wacker and Candice Rai) is pleased to announce the recipients of our department's awards for Graduate Students teaching in English Department Writing Programs. Winner of the Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award (English 131) - Sara Lovett. Co-Winners of the Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Writing Programs by a Graduate Student -... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2016-2017 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching for English Department Writing Program TAs (EWP and IWP).  The deadline is Fri., May 5th. For more information:... Read more
The EWP will host a gathering themed "Teaching in this Moment" on Fri., Apr 28thfrom 1:30-3:00 in the Simpson Center, Room 202 for English TAs. There will be food, drink, resources, and conversation on classroom safety and conduct, negotiating diversities in the classroom, and developing our teaching community.
The Writing Research Collective (WRC) awards annual grants to graduate students to conduct original writing-related research projects that culminate in publications, conference presentations, dissertations, workshops, teaching practices, and other professional and public activities. The 2016 recipients include Lillian Campbell, Jacki Fiscus, Maria Mills, and Ann Shivers-McNair. WRC aims to enhance the culture of research on writing within the English Department and more broadly within the... Read more