UWP Wins Picnic Day 2017 Exhibit Award

The University Writing Program’s Picnic Day exhibit won the Arts and Humanities Exhibit Award during this year’s Picnic Day! The award recognizes exhibits that highlight the university’s growth and showcase the vast diversity of UC Davis.

This was the Writing Program’s second-ever Picnic Day exhibit, and it featured a handmade, playable, 8-foot-tall Scrabble board, a laminated-bookmark-making station, and a 50-foot-wide, writing-on-the wall display.

Congratulations, UWP!


Conversations with Writers: Frank Waln and "Indigenous Storytelling through Hip Hop"

Frank Waln, an award winning Sicangu Lakota storyteller and Hip Hop artist and music producer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, will present “Indigenous Storytelling through Hip Hop”on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:00-6:30pm in the Student Community Center Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor). The event is sponsored by the UWP's Conversations with Writers, the Native American Retention Initiative, the Cross Cultural Center, and the Native Community.


Lindsay Sabotka and Cassie Hemstrom Partner with Yolo County Animal Services Shelter

Lindsay Sabotka and Cassie Hemstrom have partnered with the local Yolo County Animal Services Shelter to create service learning opportunities for their 104A business writing students. Shelter representatives have visited their classes and discussed the different rhetorical situations the shelter encounters in social media and promotional writing, and their students were able to analyze these situations, as well as the shelter's audiences and purposes in writing.


Anti-Feminist Speaker Inspires Donation to UC Davis Women's Center

When members of the University Writing Program learned that conservative pundit Milo Yiannopoulos would speak at UC Davis, they decided to help the kind of organization his writing attacks.

UWP members recently raised $400 to donate to the UC Davis Women's Research and Resources Center. They chose WRRC because of Yiannopoulos's widely publicized criticism of feminists in the video game and film industry.

Yiannopoulos has been accused of using his Breitbart News column to facilitate the online harassment of women, such as the all-female cast of 2016's Ghostbusters movie.