The Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Danielle Evans has been awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship in prose by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work Evans submitted for the fellowship is part of her recently completed book The Office of Historical Corrections, a collection of stories and a novella forthcoming in November […]
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The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Mary Terrier has won an Elizabeth George Foundation grant for 2020. The grant will support the completion of a novel and a collection of short stories. The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, to poets, to emerging playwrights and to organizations benefiting disadvantaged youth. […]
The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Rachael Uwada Clifford has won an Elizabeth George Foundation grant for 2020. The $31,500 grant will support the completion of Clifford’s first novel and story collection for one year. The Elizabeth George Foundation makes artistic grants to unpublished fiction writers, to poets, to emerging playwrights and to […]
John T. Irwin, poet and literary critic, and longtime chair and Decker Professor in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, died Thursday, 20 December 2019, after a long illness. Born in Houston, Texas on 24 April, 1940, he was the son of William and Marguerite (Hunsecker) Irwin. He was educated at St. Thomas University […]
We are pleased to announce the 6th year of the Danielle Alyse Basford Writing Prize, a $1,000 award for a short story by a graduating senior in The Writing Seminars. This year’s application deadline is March 12th, 2020; stories should be emailed to Amy Lynwander (firstname.lastname@example.org) by that date in order to be considered. Kat […]
The Writing Seminars has updated its Undergraduate Handbook. For a summary of our requirements for the major within and outside the department, please see the requirements page.
Please click to view the Washington Post obituary. A tribute from Professor Jean McGarry: It’s hard to believe such a force of nature as Steve Dixon could be gone. His love of writing was only exceeded by his love of his family: his late wife, Anne Frydman, and daughters, Sophia and Antonia. He married just […]
Congratulations to Writing Seminars alumni Rachael Uwada Clifford and J.P. Grasser, both MFA graduates, on being selected for the 2019 Best New Poets anthology.
Though at times whimsical and witty, the poems in Hastings Hensel’s Ballyhoo inhabit the world beyond and between the punchline. In tightly controlled meditations on language’s limits and its necessity, as well as on the many forms that humor takes—comedy, laughter, farce, clowning, parody, and more—Hensel navigates fine lines between joy and sadness, jokes and cruelty, reality […]
The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Rachael Clifford has won first place in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers for her story, “What the Year Will Swallow.” She will receive $2,500. Rachael Uwada Clifford is a writer and poet living in Baltimore. The daughter of Nigerian immigrants, she was born in […]