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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
Are you worried about the upcoming portfolio in your English composition class? It’s 70% of your grade!  Come join us for a two-part workshop that covers how you choose which papers to revise for your portfolio and how to write you cover letter!   Workshop Part 1 Selecting Papers and Revising Successfully for Your Portfolio Monday, March 4th 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00pm in Mary Gates Hall 389   Workshop Part 2 Composing a Strong Cover Letter for Your Portfolio Monday, March 11th 2019 from  6:30 - 8:... Read more
English faculty member France McCue and Team Demo Hugo have collaborated on a film that documents the life of 1634 11th Avenue, the once and current home of Richard Hugo House. Read more about the film on the Team Hugo House website. The film is also profiled on the Simpson Center website.
Are you interested in collaborating with other teachers across disciplines to address equity in education? The Expository Writing Program is sponsoring a new monthly teaching group for educators to learn from one another and critically examine our own teaching practices. Critical Classrooms aims to cultivates space for graduate student instructors to discuss and address systemic inequalities in our classrooms. Attendees will each bring a curriculum idea, classroom issue, or teaching artifact to... 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
The Expository Writing Program is thrilled to announce the recipients for the 2018-19 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant. This grant is for graduate student groups and is focused on developing composition curriculum, teacher resources, and research initiatives that center issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the writing classroom. Additionally, these grants seek to foster collaboration, conversation, and community among writing teachers invested in... Read more
Lead by those participants of last year's EWP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Collaboration Grant, this presentation and workshop will focus on the materials and research developed over the course of the last year. Topics include: translingualism, best practices for equitable teaching materials and instruction, and designing curriculum with an equity lens. When: Wednesday, January 16th from 2-3pm Where: The Simpson Center Contact:... Read more
Anis Bawarshi
A Note From our Acting Chair: Anis Bawarshi Greetings from the English Department, where the past six months have been a time of transition, reflection, and planning ahead. After serving as chair of the English department for four years, Brian Reed accepted the position of UW Divisional Dean of the Humanities last July. We are grateful to Brian for taking on this larger role as advocate for the humanities at such a critical time, and we are indebted to him for his wisdom,... Read more
Burt Scheingold LaPorte
Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics The Inaugural Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry and Poetics took place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the UW Intellectual House.  This notable new lecture series was created courtesy of an endowment from Lee Scheingold, widow of Professor Emeritus Stuart Scheingold of the Political Science department.   After receiving... Read more