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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.


The 10th Annual BRAWN Summer Institute

    Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2021 — Online

    In recognition of this extraordinary year, our 10th anniversary theme is

    “Writing for Resilience”


“Rhetoric, Writing, and Resilience: Reflections on a Long Year and a Short Decade”

Suzanne Lane

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Senior Scholars Panel:

  • Judith Goleman
  • Tom Newkirk
  • Nancy Sommers
  • John Trimbur

Antiracist Pedagogy Discussion:

  • Dr. Melissa Pearson
  • Prof. Neal Lerner


  • Tales of the Profession
  • Workshops


  • Reading Groups
  • Writing Groups


  • Book launches
  • Member of the month

Resources for Writing Instructors



  • Teaching Tips
  • Syllabi

Other Resources

How to get involved


Register on this site and provide some contact info so we can keep in touch about events and opportunities. (We'll never share your info without your permission!)

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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! Information about upcoming events is here.

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