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University Writing Program

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!



Student Writing Awards & WRIT Large Launch

Gold Star for Writing AwardsThis is a dual celebration of exemplary student writing. First, the University Writing Program will honor and recognize students nominated for our Writing Awards. Then, WRIT Large will launch the new issue of our annual journal. This will include a panel of published authors and a Q/A.

Event will be held on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 from 5-9 pm in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290. 



Conversations in the Disciplines

The University Writing Program announces its annual roundtable conversations about faculty research and writing practices. Professors from diverse disciplines at DU will each give brief informal presentations about recent research projects, their research methods, and their writing approaches.

The event will be held on April 20th and April 23rd from 5:30-7:30 pm in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290. A moderator will ask a few questions, then open the floor to audience members. The event will be particularly useful to students in WRIT 1133, 1633, or 1733, but the entire campus community is welcome.


Writing ComposiumCOMPosium is a celebration of First Year Writing and Research. There will be two 1-hour long Poster sessions (in which students from Spring WRIT courses will present their work through posters, podcasts, interactive presentations, etc.) separated by a 1-hour long Live Presentation session.

The event will be held on May 14th, 2015 from 3-7 pm in Anderson Academic Commons, Room 290.  

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.