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Language Pieces


How can we access language as material and matter? In this two-hour performance writing workshop, we will encounter and create projects that enliven language, text, and performance. We will move beyond traditional forms to consider how we can creatively use language to engage the world around us through text and performance. This virtual event is…
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Poetry as a Lyric Device


We will embrace ways of aesthetic wonderment that steel us to engage with what matters in the lining of our lives, to join forces against the corrosion of our social fabric. We shall experience poem and song as poetic devices themselves, as metaphors that lead into one another with the aim of writing more robust…
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Writing as an Act of Service


In this two-hour, creative nonfiction workshop, we will think, read, write, and reflect together on these questions as we aspire to bring forward nodes of community in our lives as writers and readers. Participants will receive a packet of brief and varied texts concerning anti-racism and community-building to read and reflect upon. This virtual event…
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Revamp Your Career Advancing Tools


Join us for a resume, CV, LinkedIn and cover letter writing workshop presented by English PhD student Kyle Oddis. The first half of this session will address common formatting and content questions, including examples. Additionally, we will cover tone, word choice, and cohesion. For the second half of this workshop, prepare to work on your…
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Writing/Righting the World Virtual Mixer


Calling all Boston writing enthusiasts, activists, residents, entrepreneurs, local groups and networks, non-profit organizations, professionals, scholars and youth, please join us for a unique kick-off mixer to connect the Boston’s writing community and celebrate the power of words. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Please register using the link above!

One Week, One Goal

05/11/2020 - 05/16/2020

One Week, One Goal is a virtual six-day writing event to help Northeastern faculty, students, staff and local community members achieve their writing goals. Writing Center Online will provide the public with writing expertise. Writing specialists will assist you with any writing project. Each session is 45 minutes, but attend as many as you like….
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Writing as Healing During COVID-19: “Chronicle of Healing” with Cat Tyc

04/27/2020 - 05/01/2020

The Writing Program and Writing Center are thrilled to sponsor three weeks of online writing workshops for NU faculty, staff, students, and the community at large. How can we begin to process and account for our experience during this time of unrest, loss, and suspension? We believe that writing can be a powerful tool for…
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English Graduate Programs Webinar


Prospective students, applicants and admitted students are invited to attend our English Graduate Programs Webinar to hear from current students and faculty. This webinar will feature short presentations from students and faculty on the unique features our graduate program has to offer, including research opportunities, fields of study, experiential learning specific to the English Department,…
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