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Writing on Campus

Audley Webster Memorial Essay Contest


Audley Webster

The Composition Program in the Department of English hosts an annual writing competition for all students enrolled in first-year writing courses (ENG 105, 106, 107, or 208).  The contest is endowed by the family of Professor Audley M. Webster who taught composition courses and mentored scores of students at the University of Miami.  Essay entries submitted correspond to an assignment from one of the first-year writing courses, and they demonstrate a range of skillful and engaging writing produced by Composition students every semester.  Below are collections of some of the winning essays. 

USpeak Open Mic Flash Fiction & Poetry Performance Series

The USpeak Open Mic Flash Fiction & Poetry Performance Series, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the English Department’s Creative Writing Program, and Mangrove Literary Journal is free and open to the public. USpeak is an open mic event in a friendly environment where attendees can read their work, play their music, and listen to the art of others.

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