News & Announcements Archive


Michael Lavers, MFA ’10, Wins Tampa Review Prize

Michael Lavers

The University of Tampa Press is pleased to announce that poet Michael Lavers, of Provo, Utah, has won the seventeenth annual Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for his collection of poems, After Earth. In addition to a $2,000 check, the award includes hardback and paperback book publication in 2019 by the University of Tampa Press.


James Arthur and David Yezzi Win 2018 Catalyst Awards

Professors James Arthur and David Yezzi were among thirty-two early career faculty members who were selected to receive Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. These experts represent two dozen distinct fields, including otolaryngology, economics, civil engineering, mathematics, the writing seminars, and musicology.


Dora Malech Wins Baker Award

The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Dora Malech is the 2018 Baker Artist Awardee in the Literary category. The Baker Artist Portfolios were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore […]


Morgan Ome, Writing Seminars Junior, Wins Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award

Congratulations to Morgan Ome, whose poem “Phosphenes” won the Iris N. Spencer Poetry Award. The Spencer Award is given annually by the West Chester University Poetry Center to an undergraduate writer for a poem composed in meter, rhyme and received form. Ome is now a junior at Johns Hopkins, double majoring in Writing Seminars and […]


Tristan Davies Wins Crenson-Hertz Award for Community-Based Learning and Participatory Research

Tristan Davies was selected as this year’s winner of the Crenson-Hertz Award for Community-Based Learning and Participatory Research by the Center for Social Concern (CSC) and the Community-Based Learning staff. The Crenson-Hertz Award was established in 2012 in honor of emeritus faculty members Matthew Crenson and Neil Hertz. The annual award is given to a faculty […]


Dora Malech Among 2018 Diversity Recognition Award Winners

Professor Dora Malech was recognized as one of the 2018 Diversity Recognition Award Winners. She has created successful and ongoing partnerships with Baltimore schools between the Writing Seminars program and Writers in Baltimore schools by diversifying the curriculum and syllabus offerings to include writers of color and addressing issues of equity and inclusion. For her students, Dora […]


Aleyna Rentz, MFA ’19, Wins Third Place in Glimmer Train’s January/February New Writers Award

The Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Aleyna Rentz, MFA ’19, won third place in Glimmer Train’s January/February New Writers Award for her short story “Con Affeto.” Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net; it has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Fifth Wednesday, Passages North, Wigleaf, Blue […]