World of Writing

The World of Writing is designed for incoming freshmen who are passionate about writing and want to share that passion in a community of fellow writers. Members of this L-LC will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a writer through interactions with faculty, graduate students, and a variety of contemporary writers. The World of Writing is open to incoming freshmen from all majors and is an especially good fit for those intending to major in English, Journalism, or Communication.

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As a member of the World of Writing, you will live with other incoming freshmen who share your desire to be part of UAlbany's vibrant community of writers. You can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!


The World of Writing will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend workshops and writing-themed events together.

Fall 2017 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Writing
English 102Z: Introduction to Creative Writing

Spring 2018 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry 110
English 350: Contemporary Writers at Work

Examples of co-curricular events:

  • Informal writing workshops in your residence hall
  • Spoken word performances
  • Guest speakers
  • Contemporary authors’ lectures at the New York State Writers Institute
  • The creation of an undergraduate writing journal
  • Community service


As a member of an L-LC you will have a built-in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an engaged member of your L-LC througout your freshman year, you could be a World Ambassador your sophomore year too! 

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the traditional classroom setting! Attend weekly writing workshops during lunch with your lead faculty member.
World of Writing Lead Faculty: Professors Jil Hanifan and Rosemary Armao
Weekly L-LC Writing Workshop: Mondays 1:40 - 2:35 pm

Academic Advisor: Mayra Raxon

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as your World's Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Writing is open to all majors, and is an especially good fit for those intending to major in English, Journalism, or Communication.