News & Events

CWP builds community around writing on campus and beyond by hosting events for students and teachers, interviewing campus writers, maintaining a resource library, and publishing an online forum for the teaching of writing across campus.

We are proud of our campus writing community, and we work to showcase that community’s talents.


May 17, 2018
We know well the stellar work that our College Writing students do, which is why we were so pleased and proud to see the work of these four recognized during a May 3 ceremony in the Morrison Reading Room honoring winners of the UC Berkeley Library Undergraduate Research Prize and American Cultures Prize (
May 8, 2018
The 2018 American Cultures Teaching Award was awarded to College Writing Programs Lecturer Patricia Steenland for her 50AC/150AC course, "Researching Water in the West."
April 19, 2018
On Friday, April 6, BBC Broadcaster Robin Lustig and Producer Mohini Patel interviewed College Writing Programs lecturer Carmen Acevedo Butcher and several first-year students from her CW R4B course, “The Meme and the Human: Digital Literacies,” as part of fieldwork for the upcoming BBC World Service “Future of English” four-part radio series.
April 9, 2018
CWP Lecturer Benjamin Spanbock's online audio project created for Summer Bridge is now included in the "Assignments" section of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
April 9, 2018
CWP R4B student Robbie Li recently directed a short documentary on student homelessness at Berkeley.


October 25, 2018 12:00pm to 1:30pm (On Campus)
Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25, from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library, on the UC Berkeley campus. (Photo of Edward Frenkel by Elizabeth Lippman)