Meet other college writing instructors in the Metro-Boston area.

The Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network hosts professional meetings and social events, including an annual Summer Institute. We don't have official members, but we encourage you to register on this site so that you can participate and stay informed.



In June of 2011, approximately twenty Boston-area writing program administrators and scholars convened to create a new professional organization: BRAWN, the Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network.


The Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network provides free and local professional development and learning opportunities to college writing instructors. There are no membership requirements, but please register for events that require it.


Meet the Board of Governors


BRAWN supports a listserv, regular professional events and social gatherings, and the BRAWN Summer Institute, held annually in May. BRAWN is currently in the process of registering as a 503(b) non-profit organization.



  • Tales of the Profession
  • Workshops


  • Reading Groups
  • Writing Groups
  • Please register and log in to see the full list of groups, join a group or propose a new group.


  • Book launches
  • Member of the month
  • Please register and log in to see the calendar of upcoming events and to register for an event.

Resources for Writing Instructors



  • Teaching Tips
  • Syllabi
  • Please register and log in to view materials and other documents.

Other Resources

How to get involved

Register and follow us

Register on this site and create a profile, so that we can keep in touch about events and opportunities. (We'll never share your info without your permission!)

Subscribe to the Listserv.

Send us your ideas

If you have an idea for an event and would like to see it come to life, please contact us. We'd love to hear about it.


Our events are free and open to all instructors and students of college writing. Please join us! Register and log in to get all the information.