News & Announcements Archive


Writing Seminars Co-Chair Mary Jo Salter Elected to AAAS

Writing Seminars Co-Chair Mary Jo Salter Elected to AAAS
Mary Jo Salter, an accomplished poet and the Krieger-Eisen­hower Professor in and co-chair of the Writing Seminars, is one of 204 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The 2014 class includes some of the world's premier scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders.


Writing Seminars Major Turns a Lens on School Violence

Writing Seminars Major Turns a Lens on School Violence
Alessandra Bautze, a double major in the Writing Seminars and Film and Media Studies, delves into the topic of school shootings with her Provost's Undergraduate Research Award project, the 12-minute film "What Sophie Saw." The script dates back to a screenwriting class she took in 2012.


Author Matthew Thomas on Alice McDermott

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.


Alumna Wins Fiction Award

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