Writing Certificate Changes Beginning Fall 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023
Important curricular changes are coming to the Writing Certificate for Fall 2023. Read the full article for details on the changes and what actions students need to take.

Magid Center News Round-up: Spring 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
As the Magid Center comes to the end of another semester, we are excited to congratulate our graduating Writing Certificate students as well as celebrate the accomplishments of students who have been involved with our many programs and publications.

Changes Coming to the Writing Certificate!

Friday, March 31, 2023
The Magid Center is excited to announce some upcoming curricular changes to the Writing Certificate. More information and specifics will be available this summer.
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Magid Center Director Daniel Khalastchi Named Finalist for Wisconsin Poetry Prize

Thursday, March 2, 2023
Congratulations to Magid Center Director Daniel Khalastchi, who has been selected as a finalist for the Wisconsin Poetry Prize! The University of Wisconsin Press will publish his fourth poetry collection, THE STORY OF YOUR OBSTINATE SURVIVAL, next spring.

The Magid Center Joins New CLAS Engagement Hub!

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The Magid Center is excited to join the new College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Engagement Hub! The aim of this reorganization is to help "strengthen writing, research, and scientific communication, as well as foster community-engaged scholarship and learning." This administrative move will help The Magid Center "serve more students and reach more people [on campus] and across the state.”

Angie Cruz Announced as 2022-2023 Magid Center Visiting Writer-in-Residence!

Sunday, September 18, 2022
The Magid Center is pleased to announce novelist and editor Angie Cruz as our 2022-2023 Visiting Writer-in-Residence! Cruz will be on campus October 5th-8th and will participate in a public reading at Prairie Lights (5:30pm, Oct. 6th) and a Q&A at the Dey House (10:30am, Oct. 7th).

Magid Center Director Daniel Khalastchi wins the Brittingham Prize in Poetry

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Out of over 950 entrants, Daniel Khalastchi has been selected as the winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry and his third poetry collection, AMERCIAN PARABLES, will be published this fall by the University of Wisconsin Press. Khalastchi is the author of two previous collections of poetry, MANOLERIA (Tupelo Press) and TRADITION (McSweeneys).

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights: January 25-31, 2021

Saturday, December 5, 2020
"We will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." - MLK, Jr 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration of Human Rights is Sunday, Monday, January 25th through Sunday, January 31. Please visit the to see events and activities.

Lifting the Glass: A Look Behind the Trick Mirror with Jia Tolentino

The Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing hosted Jia Tolentino as the 2019-2020 Visiting Writer-in-Residence.  Jia is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the critically acclaimed essay collection Trick Mirror (recently named one of the most notable books of the year by The New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle's prize for best first book). Formerly, she was the deputy editor of Jezebel and contributing editor at The Hairpin.

Annual Report 2018-2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019
The Magid Center for Writing is pleased to present its 2018-2019 Annual Report, available as a downloadable PDF.