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Charles Johnson, University of Washington professor emeritus of English and award-winning author, has released a new book of short stories, his fourth. The dozen stories in Night Hawks, published this month by Scribner, range from realism to light science fiction, myth and his own personal experiences, laced gently with humor and philosophy. Johnson, the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Endowed Professor of Writing, is author of 23 books over a five-decade career and the recipient of... Read more
Annie Lewis
Annie Lewis, a double major in English and History (both with honors) and double minor in Spanish and Jewish Studies, has been selected as a 2018 Bonderman Fellow. The Bonderman Travel Fellowship program was created in 1995 through a gift from David Bonderman, who earned his undergraduate degree in Russian from the University of Washington in 1963. These prestigious fellowships fund eight months of solo travel to two regions of the world. Annie has explored storytelling and narrative formation... Read more
Sullivan Don't Eat Me Chupacabra
Kyle Sullivan (BA, Creative Writing, 2004) is the author of four children’s books and has started his own publishing imprint, Hazy Dell Press. The books are charmingly illustrated by his identical twin brother (and business partner).  Does English Matters have a favorite title?  Why yes, we are tickled by Don’t Eat Me Chupacabra!, which is button cute and has useful bilingual aspects to boot.  Beginning in September the... Read more
As part of the Expository Writing Program’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant, Olivia Hernández, Jacki Fiscus, Emily George, Dana Woodcock, and Sarah Ghasedi will hold a series of five workshops throughout Winter and Spring 2018 that address ethical approaches to teaching personal writing, antiracist assessment, canonical literature, autoethnography, and multimodality. Participants will come away with practical applications for their classrooms and teaching philosophies.This... Read more
Dear EWP teachers and staff,   With the support of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant from the UW Expository Writing Program, we developed a teacher’s guide website for teaching with the frameworks of language difference, communication across difference, translingualism, issues that affect multilingual populations, and topics that challenge the monolingual English norm. Below you will find event details:   During this forum, we will launch the website “Materializing... Read more
John Coldewey
[The English Department thanks our own Professor John Webster for the following memorial, reminding us of Professor Emeritus John Coldewey’s greatness as a colleague and teacher.  Dr. Webster references Professor Coldewey’s Seattle Times obituary.  To read that piece, and to contribute your own remembrances on the platform provided alongside,... Read more
robert shulman
[In this article Professor Joseph Butwin remembers with touching eloquence his friend, Professor Emeritus Robert Shulman.  You can also view Dr. Shulman’s Seattle Times obituary and, if you wish, share your own memories and condolences on that platform; please click this linkEd.] Robert... Read more
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Richard J. Dunn First-Year Teaching Award and the 2017-2018 Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching by Graduate Students in English Department Writing Programs. All qualified TAs 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. Included in these awards is a cash prize. Below you... Read more
Workshop: Dana Woodcock on Teaching Multimodal Composition as an Inclusive Discipline  As part of Expository Writing Program’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaboration Grant, there will be a series of five workshops throughout Winter and Spring 2018 that address ethical approaches to teaching personal writing, antiracist assessment, canonical literature, autoethnography, and multimodality. Participants... Read more

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