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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...
January 16, 2020
The UCM's Undergraduate Literary Journal, The Vernal Pool Volume 6 Issue 1 2019 is Live! Message from the Editor-in-Chief, Daniel Rodriguez: "This edition includes works of visual art, photography, fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Prevalent themes within this issue...
January 14, 2020
Congratulations s to Dr. Iris Ruiz for publishing Viva Nuestra Caucus: Rewriting the Forgotten Pages of our Caucus. BOOK DESCRIPTION Viva Nuestro Caucus: Rewriting the Forgotten Pages of Our Caucus celebrates the history of the Latinx Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English and...
November 6, 2019
The National Day of Writing, an initiative put forward by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), is "built on the premise that writing is critical to literacy but needs greater attention and celebration."  For the last 11 years, thousands have shared their #WhyIWrite...