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Leaping Lion Books Presents...

Leaping Lion Books would like to invite you to join us for an evening of strong drinks, good food, better company and a preview of untold Canadian history, as we celebrate Donna Jean MacKinnon's debut book, NEWSGIRLS: Gutsy Pioneers in Canada's Newsrooms. March 29, 2017 6:30-8:30 Women's Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Ave. Toronto, […]

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2017 Jan Rehner Prize for Writing Competition Opens!

The Department of Writing is encouraging submissions for the Jan Rehner Prize for Writing from interested students and faculty until Friday April 28, 2017. Any paper (one per person) written in any style may be nominated, so long as the final grade for the paper was at least 80%. The winner in each category will […]

2016 Jan Rehner Writing Prize Finalists

The Writing Department is pleased to announce the winners and runner-ups of the first annual Jan Rehner Writing awards. 1st Year Winner: Mikenna Zerby “From Fermata to Overture” WRIT 1003, Introduction to Professional Writing. Course Director: Andrea McKenzie  Runner-up: Marina Mekael, “Destined Dystopia: An Analysis of Ignorance in Oryx and Crake” WRIT 1702, Becoming a Better Writer. […]

Experimental Course in Writing

The Writing Department is planning to offer a new, experimental section of AP/WRIT 1400 (Y) 6.0 Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing during the coming academic year. It’s modeled on non-threatening, peer-led book clubs that have been proven effective in getting reluctant readers to take up reading for pleasure rather than thinking of reading as an […]

writing contest

2016 Jan Rehner Prize for Writing Competition Opens!

The Department of Writing is encouraging submissions for the Jan Rehner Prize for Writing from interested students and faculty until April 25, 2016. Any paper (one per person) written in any style may be nominated, so long as the final grade for the paper was at least 80%. The winner in each category will be […]

FROM SCRATCH MEDIA

From Scratch Media DIY podcasting, one show at a time

inQUERY, the first of From Scratch Media's podcast shows is now available! Listen as York's Professional Writing students explore our evolving relationship with information in a networked world. Featured episodes illuminate the absurd politics of online customer reviews, the lie behind the "world-wide" web,the emerging culture of citizen journalism, and more. Subscribe to Featured Episodes - From Scratch Media […]

Iqra Khalid

New MP a Professional Writing Graduate!

Iqra Khalid, who is the new Liberal Member of Parliament for the riding of Mississauga-Erin Mills, graduated from York in 2007 with a double major in Criminology and Professional Writing. As article in the November 9th edition of yFile notes, 17 elective representatives to the Canadian Parliament have connections to York, but as a recent […]

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When Words Go Global: a #digped Chat

Digital Writing Month 2015 is entering its first few frenzied, frantic, fanatical days, and immediately upon entry into November the questions arise: what is digital writing? who reads digital writing? who authors it? where does it end up? For the last four years, we’ve been asking these questions alongside participants in this month-long MOOC-like thing. […]