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The Northeastern Writing Program is an award-winning program dedicated to engaging students as writers  

Our program strives to have students participate in academic, professional, and public conversations that matter to them—from the start of their college careers, through their co-op experiences, and into the communities in which they will live and work.

Classes in first-year writing and advanced writing in the disciplines (AWD) are offered year-round and provide students the opportunity to connect writing projects to their own interests as well as work with community partners. Because the Writing Program relies on shared learning goals rather than a prescribed curriculum, our instructors can innovate the teaching of writing to suit their students’ interests and needs. Year-round course offerings give students the flexibility to take writing classes whether they are on-campus or on co-op. Our Writing Center is also open year-round so that students can get help with their writing when they need it.

Innovation in the Northeastern Writing Program extends to faculty development and research. Ongoing professional development opportunities on topics like accessibility, anti-racist pedagogy, and mindfulness ensure that our program remains vital. Research projects like the Multilingual Writers Research Project give students the opportunity to work with faculty on research that shapes the future of the writing program.

For more than 30 years, the NU Writing Program has provided high-quality writing instruction to Northeastern students. During that time, we have built a strong community of writers at Northeastern as we have worked to innovate the teaching of writing. We look forward to the next 30 years of writing innovation.


Mya Poe
Director, Writing Program