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May 21, 2021
Co-edited by William J. Macauley Jr., Leslie R. Anglesey, Brady Edwards, Kathryn M. Lambrecht & MWP's Phillip Lovas, Standing at the Threshold articulates identity and role dissonances experienced by composition and rhetoric teaching assistants and reimagines the TAship within a larger...
May 4, 2021
We are happy to announce the winners for the 2021 Creative Writing Contest. First, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who entered. Your work was carefully read and considered by our judges, and the high quality of this creative work made decisions very difficult.  Second, thank you to the...
April 19, 2021
Co-written by Alexandria L. Lockett, Iris D. Ruiz, James Chase Sanchez, and Christopher Carter,  RACE, RHETORIC, and RESEARCH METHODS explores multiple antiracist, decolonial forms of study that are relevant to 21st-century knowledge production about language, communication, technology, and...
September 30, 2020
by Loretta Kennedy, Lecturer MWP It all started with a goat.  The Creek Fire began on the evening of Sept. 4th in the mountain communities of Fresno and Madera. Within 24 hours, the fire had exploded to over 125,000 acres with 0% containment. On Sunday, Sept. 6th, two days...
September 29, 2020
Congratulations to…  Susan Bohrer, Anne Zanzucchi, Jane Wilson, Amy Fenstermaker, Matthew Snyder, Catherine Koehler, and Heather Devrick's whose roundtable "Composition Junction, What’s Your Function?: Critical Commonplaces, with Writing about Writing for Student...
August 24, 2020
  August 2020 Congratulations to…   Samantha Ocena who has a poem forthcoming in Cimarron Review.  This summer, Sam also taught a workshop on “Poetic Justice” with the Martha’s Institute of Creative Writing Virtual Creative Writing and Literature...
July 1, 2020
We are excited to announce the launch of Dr. Iris D. Ruiz's new BIWOC Podcast by and for Black, Brown, and Indigenous Women of Color in Writing Studies, titled Creating Coalitional Gestures.   The pilot episode offers an interview with Samantha Ocena, MWP's Associate...
June 18, 2020
In the featured episode, Dr. Iris D. Ruiz "talks about Chicanx studies and ethnic studies, examining histories and embracing diversity and inclusivity, decolonial theory, and antiracist practices." About PEDAGOGUE (from their website): Pedagogue​ is a podcast hosted by Shane A. Wood...
February 25, 2020
On Monday, February 24th, UC Merced hosted Satine Phoenix for a night full of advise and wisdom on storytelling, professionalism, community, and--of course--Dungeons and Dragons. The event was co-sponsored by UC Merced Office of Student Involvement, the Merritt Writing Program...
February 3, 2020
Call for participants! The 24 Hour Plays @ UC Merced by arrangement with the 24 Hour Play Company. Part spectacle, part theater, and part sporting event, in the 24 Hour Plays, 6 ten-minute plays are written, rehearsed, and performed within a 24 Hour period. No scripts on stage! All lines are...

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