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The University Writing Program’s mission is to help students become agile writers: people who understand writing as an intellectual practice and a way to make things happen in the world. We pursue this mission through our courses, partnerships across campus, and budding collaborations with the communities of Baltimore City.

In all of our work, we are committed to inclusive pedagogy that invites students and colleagues into a lifelong practice of writing.

The Johns Hopkins University Writing Program: Reintroducing Writing

We approach writing as an adaptable process of inquiry and action, as deeply informed by reading, and as reflective, embodied, and always emerging practice. In this course, we rethink writing in ways that will help students throughout college, their professional career, personal life, and civic responsibilities in a democracy.

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Pavesich and co-authors publish findings on self-sponsored writing

Matt Pavesich

Published in Written Communication, this essay takes as its focus the everyday writing that people compose: the self-sponsored, nonobligatory texts that people write mainly outside of work and school. Through analysis of 713 survey responses and 27 interviews with accompanying writing samples, this study provides a panoramic view of the functions of self-sponsored writing and...

Breaking Barriers: Peitho’s Feminist Activist Coalition Unveils Insights and Tactics for Writing Spaces

Lisa Wright

Lisa Wright and co-editors Natasha Tinsley, Anna Sicari, and Hillary Coenen’s Peitho Cluster Conversation, Addressing The Barriers Between Us and that Future: (Feminist) Activist Coalition Building in Writing Studies is live! The conversation brings together experienced activists and social justice workers who show up to do antiracist and social justice work in our writing and academic spaces: our...

Donald Berger Wins 2023 James Tate Prize

Donald Berger

The University Writing Program is proud to announce Don Berger as a 1st place winner of the 2023 James Tate Prize! In addition to a monetary award, Don will have his roughly 30-page chapbook of poems published by SurVision Books in late 2023 or early 2024. Join us in congratulating Don on his poetic win!