News & Announcements Archive

J.P. Grasser, M.F.A. ’14, and Richie Hofmann, M.F.A. ’14, Chosen as Wallace Stegner Fellows

JP Grasser/Richie Hofmann

Congratulations to Writing Seminars graduates J.P. Grasser and Richie Hofmann, both MFA graduates of 2014, on being chosen as 2017-2019 Wallace Stegner Fellows in Poetry. The Stegner program, which selects 5 poets and 5 fiction writers annually, offers early-career writers of exceptional promise two years to develop their work at Stanford University, free of any […]


Writing Seminars Undergraduates Admitted to Top MFA Programs

The faculty of the Writing Seminars proudly congratulate the following undergraduate Writing Seminars majors on having accepted offers of admission to MFA programs in Creative Writing, beginning Fall 2017: Madison Archard — University of Iowa Helena Chung — University of Virginia Maggie Gill — University of Maryland Max Gontarek — University of Nevada, Las Vegas […]


Kate Robinson, M.F.A. ’12, Awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Kate Robinson

Katherine Robinson, M.F.A ’12, has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a research PhD in English at Cambridge University. Endowed by Bill and Melinda Gates, the Gates Scholarship enables American and international students to study at Cambridge and seeks to foster a commitment both to academic leadership and to creating positive social impact. At […]


Matt Morton, M.F.A. ’14, Chosen as a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow

Matt Morton

Congratulations to Writing Seminars graduate Matt Morton (MFA 2014) on being chosen as a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow. Morton is one of 37 fellows chosen from a pool of 1,836 applicants. Morton is currently a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas, and an […]


David Yezzi Selected for Engaged Faculty and Community Fellows Program

David Yezzi

Writing Seminars chair, David Yezzi, has been awarded an Engaged Faculty Fellowship by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Social Concern. The Fellowship, which includes support for a graduate assistant, a $2,000 stipend, and formal training in the principles and practice of community-based learning, will allow Professor Yezzi to design and implement a 2016-2017 Writing Seminars course titled “Theater […]


The Writing Seminars Welcomes Writer-in-Residence, Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu

The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Dinaw Mengestu will join the department as a Writer-in-Residence through the President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import in spring 2017. His undergraduate class, Readings in Fiction: Hybrid Forms, will focus on essays that have the texture and imagination of a short story. Dinaw Mengestu is an […]


“T.S. Eliot and Matters of Principle”: A Turnbull Lecture by Christopher Ricks

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m., Mudd 26. Christopher Ricks is William M. Warren and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, where he has taught since 1986. He was the Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, 2004-2009. He has edited The Poems of […]