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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. […]

Creation, Curation, Collaboration

November is Digital Writing Month

Would you like to spend a month experimenting with new forms of writing, or even just focusing on writing goals you have for yourself, amongst a supportive community? Would you like an opportunity to get inspired by other digital writers, and learn about different forms of digital expression? Would you like to find collaborators for […]

Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture

Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture

The annual Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture honours the late Kitty Lundy, an admired educator of sociology who was associated with York’s former Atkinson Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies from 1986 to 1989. Wide-ranging in her accomplishments and interests, Ms. Lundy felt particular concern for the fields of education, occupations and women’s studies, and […]

Leaping Lion Books & The Word On The Street

On September 27th Leaping Lion Books made its first ever appearance at The Word On The Street.  The day was a great success: current students met with program alumni and writers at WOTS learned about the press and York’s Professional Writing Program’s unique contributions to publishing.  Organizers are already looking forward to next year!     […]

Welcome to our new website!

The new Writing Department website is here and we are very happy to have a new virtual space for our students. We are still working on developing the site, but our goal is not only to provide new and current students with program and course details, but to create a space where we can gather […]

York students can now Minor in Professional Writing

The Honours Minor BA program may be combined with any approved Honours BA program that offers a major/minor option in the Faculties of Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Health, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Science or the Lassonde School of Engineering. Being able to choose from our wide range of Professional Writing courses enables students from […]