News & Announcements Archive

Jean McGarry Named Elliott Coleman Professor in The Writing Seminars

Jean McGarry was appointed to the Elliott Coleman Professor in The Writing Seminars. In 1947 Elliott Coleman founded the Hopkins Writing Seminars, which was only the second such program in the country. Dr. Coleman, who published 18 volumes of poetry and essays, continued to chair the department until his retirement 30 years later. He was a […]


The Writing Seminars Presents: A Turnbull Lecture by Linda Gregerson

Linda Gregerson

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Gilman 50 Linda Gregerson is the author of five poetry collections: The Selvage (2012), Magnetic North (2007), Waterborne (2002), The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), and Fire in the Conservatory (1982). She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University […]


Helena Chung, Writing Seminars Junior, Awarded Fellowship to Seminar for Younger Poets at Bucknell University’s Stadler Center for Poetry

Each year, the Seminar for Younger Poets awards ten fellowships (tuition, room & board) to undergraduate poets from around the country to participate in a 3-week program of workshops, readings, and writing time. Alumni have gone on to win National Book Awards, Lannan Foundation Fellowships, and Ruth Lilly Fellowships; to publish with such presses as Copper […]


John Barth Loves Us: A Valentine to Fiction

Sunday, February 14 at 2 PM – 4 PM, George Peabody Library Join the Sheridan Libraries for a celebration of fiction, in conjunction with the exhibition “Lost & Found in the Funhouse: The John Barth Collection.” Readings by Rafael Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Matt Porterfield, Rosalia Scalia, and Jason Tinney, followed by a roundtable discussion. […]


Writing Seminars Graduate and Faculty Member Receive 2015 Rubys Artist Grants

Writing Seminars graduate Courtney Sender (MFA 2012) and faculty member James Arthur are among the nine Baltimore-area artists selected to receive 2015 Rubys Artist Project Grants in the amount of up to $10,000. Established in 2013 by the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance with the aid of the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Rubys Artist Grants of […]


Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson Receives Arts Innovation Grant, Launches Francis Bacon Fellowship Program for Undergraduate Science Essayists

Writing Seminars Lecturer Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson (MA Writing Seminars 1997) has received a 2015 Arts Innovation Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Cavanaugh Simpson will use the grant to support a seminar series, “Scientist Essayists: The Next Generation,” in which a cohort of undergraduate science majors will learn the techniques of the essay form. The four-part seminar […]


Richie Hofmann Publishes Debut Poetry Collection with Alice James Books

The Writing Seminars congratulates Richie Hofmann (MFA Writing Seminars 2014) on the publication of his debut poetry collection, Second Empire, by Alice James Books. Second Empire is the winner of 2014 Beatrice Hawley Award, given in past years to collections by Jean Valentine, Laura Kasischke, B.H. Fairchild, and Brian Turner. Of Second Empire, Mary Szybist […]


Poem by Dora Malech Chosen for The Best American Poetry 2015

The Writing Seminars congratulates faculty member Dora Malech, whose poem “Party Games” was selected by Sherman Alexie for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2015. “Party Games” first appeared in Volume 7, Issue 4 of The Hopkins Review. The Best American Poetry series, published in annual installments since 1988, has been described by former U.S. […]