Published: May 13, 2019

To celebrate Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, UCLA Writing Programs is presenting, “Whitmania​” a variety of cultural events that will honor the United States’ most well-known poets. Click here for more info

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December 2017 Journal Plus: Amber West; SLO Native, Poet and Teacher

Published: March 19, 2018

There are so many voices eager to be heard in San Luis Obispo native Amber West’s second poetry collection, Hen and God, you can almost hear the din before you open the cover. The voices include a poem, a pregnant woman, a daughter, a sister, a jilted lover, a pirate, a city, a grieving friend, all…

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LA Times article by Lauri Mattenson

Published: May 25, 2017

I know it’s against your nature,” she said,”but when it comes to his kids, be a cat, not a dog. You’re going to want to hug them and bond with them, but it’ll be better if you relax and hang back. Wait for them to come to you.” The advice came from my dear friend…

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Published: July 19, 2016

Universities are interesting places. For hundreds of years we have been structured with distinct schools, departments, disciplines, focuses and tracks, all built to move you into one of these narrow spaces for a deep dive experience into an area that often become lifelong pursuits. However, if one of the largest majors is undeclared, with constant…

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Writing Programs Lecturer Recruitment

Published: April 5, 2016

RECRUITMENT PERIOD Open July 1, 2017 through June 30th, 2018 DESCRIPTION UCLA Writing Programs seeks lecturers to teach lower division composition courses. We are particularly interested in candidates who have taught composition at a major research university that serves a diverse student body; ESL experience may be relevant. One year lectureship, renewable for up to…

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