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Author Matthew Thomas on Alice McDermott

Matthew Thomas studied with Alice McDermott when he was a Writing Seminars student. When asked about McDermott for Baltimore Magazine’s March profile, he sent the following essay about her as an instructor, writer, and mentor.


F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction: “An Almost Theatrical Innocence”

“Fitzgerald’s work has always deeply moved me,” writes John T. Irwin. “And this is as true now as it was 50 years ago when I first picked up The Great Gatsby. I can still remember the occasions when I first read each of his novels; remember the time, place, and mood of those early readings, as […]


Alumna Wins Fiction Award

The Writing Seminars congratulates recent graduate Courtney Sender (MFA ’12) on winning Glimmer Train’s Fiction Open contest.


Alumni Publication News

We congratulate recent MFAs on their forthcoming and newly published books: Anne-Marie Thompson (Audiation) and Luc Phinney (Compass)