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University Writing Program

Welcome to the University Writing Program


Two Writing Program Faculty Deliver All Campus Lectures

Each year during Discoveries Orientation, all incoming students pick from six lectures to attend. These lectures revolve around a central theme of the University, and this year the theme was storytelling. It is an honor to be selected to give one of these lectures, and this year two Writing Program faculty members were chosen: Heather Martin and John Tiedemann. Congratulations to them both on this tremendous achievement! Links to both talks can be found below. 

Shelter Stories by John Tiedemann

The Anatomy of a Story by Heather Martin 

Upcoming events

Encountering Stories

Please join us for "Encountering Stories," an inaugural event celebrating and showcasing first-year writers' responses to DU's One Book, One DU shared prompt initiative. The event will be held on Wednesday October 19th from 5pm-7pm in the AAC Special Events Room (290).

We will display first-year students' responses to the One Book, One DU shared prompt in all genres--essays, drawings, videos, oral performances, comic books, & more--and feature live presentations of this work. Refreshments and snacks will be served."

encountering stories

WRITLarge - Our Annual Magazine of Undergraduate Writing 2015

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.