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Welcome to the University Writing Program


Kara Taczak

Dr. Kara Taczak, Writing Program Lecturer, was recently announced to be the winner of the Conference on College Composition and Communication 2015 Research Impact Award for the book she co-authored:  "Writing across Contexts: Transfer, Composition, and Sites of Writing."  Dr. Taczak will be honored at the CCCC Convention in Tampa in March. Congratulations Kara for this outstanding achievement and contribution to the professional work in the composition field!

David Daniels Kate Tufts Discovery Award Finalist

Congratulations to Writing Program Lecturer David J. Daniels for being a finalist for the prestigious Kate Tufts Discovery Award! This award is given annually to poets that show great promise and is one of the most distinguished awards in the field. David's first book "Clean" is a top five first book finalist. Congratulations David!


Upcoming Department Events

Tania Monarca logoRewriting Immigration Narratives
Wednesday, January 21st 5:00-7:30 pm with a film to follow to the presentation.
Room 290, Anderson Academic Commons

The Writing Program, in collaboration with the DU Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship, the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning, the DU Department of Sociology & Criminology, and the Sie Center, will be hosting a panel discussion exploring the untold stories of family detention and deportation. The panel includes speakers specializing in immigration law, sociology, media studies, and other fields, as well a representative from the American Friends Service Committee. A screening of the documentary film Tania Monarca will follow the panel. Refreshments will be provided. More information about the event can be found here or by contacting Liz Drogin

Please RSVP here.  

WRITLarge - Our Annual Magazine of Undergraduate Writing 2014

Please read our latest magazine of fine writing by University of Denver Undergraduates


Creating a robust culture of writing on the DU campus, the Writing Program helps students and faculty develop complex writing abilities needed in contemporary academic, professional, and civic life.

The nationally recognized program provides a national model for colleges and universities seeking exemplary practices in teaching writing.