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When: Tuesday, April 23rd from 1:00-2:00 Where: Padelford Grad Lounge   Storytelling is a tool for preserving memory, writing history, learning, entertaining, and organizing one’s expression of experience and identity. Recently, “Digital-Storytelling” has become a popular concept in composition, but it can be hard for teachers to make the initial jump required to teach it in a composition class.   Max Lane and TJ Walker have collected and created some resources to ease this process and they... Read more
Expanding Access and Engagement in the Undergraduate Classroom with Poll Everywhere Hosted by CIC and the Expository Writing Program When: Tuesday, April 23, 10:30-11:30, Where: The Simpson Center for the Humanities Facilitator: Nanya Jhingran   In this workshop, we will mobilize digital applications such as Poll Everywhere in service of increasing classroom access and engagement across small discussion classrooms. We will first walk through the various options embedded in Poll Everywhere... Read more
Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW.  We are proud to announce that English department graduate student Sarah Faulkner and creative writing undergraduate student Marquis J. Wright are among the students... Read more
The UWHS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant Participants will be holding a workshop scheduled for this April entitled “Foregrounding Equity in EWP Teaching Across Institutional Settings.” This workshop seeks to bring together EWP Graduate Instructors and UW in the High School instructors to talk about diversity and equity in writing pedagogy. The workshop will be led by three UW in the High School instructors, who will present their own materials and perspectives on... Read more
On Friday, April 12th, Gust Burns will be facilitating a discussion titled: "Pedagogy is a part of Production: Who are we Producing?" for the Teacher Talk Series. When: 10:00-11:30 (attendees may arrive late or leave early if needed) Where: Padelford Grad Lounge Below is a description of this teacher talk's focus: This session will examine how, as instructors in the University, our courses, themes, methodologies, and materials, not to mention the ideas and... Read more
Multimodality with Codenames game
Join EWP and the UW Libraries for a workshop on using board games as pedagogical tools in your writing class. Where: Red C in Allen Library When: Friday, April 5 from 2:30-4:00 in Expository Writing Program CIC AD, Sara Lovett, will give a brief example of using Codenames to teach intertextuality. Then, facilitators will lead roundtable discussions on how to teach with the six board games the library currently has available for instructors to check out (Betrayal at... Read more
English Department Associate Professor Gillian Harkins has been awarded the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public for her decade of collaborative work in facilitating coalition-building among Washington state’s diverse range of prison and post-prison education programs. The Barclay Simpson Prize is meant to recognize UW faculty who practice humanities scholarship as a public good.  You can read more about Gillian's award and the prison education coalition-building work... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2018-2019 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified instructors are welcome to apply. Applications will be read by a faculty-only committee. These awards honor outstanding teaching by graduate students in the Expository Writing Program and Interdisciplinary Writing Program. The deadline to apply for these awards is... Read more
The Expository Writing Program is inviting applications for four EWP staff positions for the 2019-2020 academic year. These positions are as follows: 2 EWP Assistant Directors (one AD will offer general TA support and one AD will also work in CIC), 1 Liaisons for the UW in the High Schools program, 1 EWP/EOP Assistant Director who will help coordinate our work with the Education Outreach Program As detailed in the attached documents, the deadline for submission is... Read more
A team of UW English majors recently created an online ecopoetry map of Washington state, populated with site-specific poems that celebrate the state’s diverse environments. By clicking on any of 56 location markers that dot the map, visitors can read a poem referencing that location, from the Olympic Rain Forest to urban Seattle to the Palouse in Eastern Washington. Read more... Read more