The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Eric Puchner an Arts and Letters Award in Literature. This award honors exceptional accomplishment in any genre.
News & Announcements Archive
Stephen Dixon Wins O. Henry Award
Retired Writing Seminars' professor, Stephen Dixon, won a 2014 O. Henry Award for his short story "Talk." Read the story in the Baltimore Sun.
Rahul Kanakia, Recent MFA Graduate, Sells YA Novel
Lisa Yoskowitz at Disney-Hyperion has bought world English rights to Rahul Kanakia's debut YA novel Enter Title Here, at auction.
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
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.
Irish Author Colm Tóibín Visits for the President’s Reading Series
Read an interview with Colm Tóibín, who read from his ninth novel, The Testament of Mary, on April 3 as part of the JHU President's Reading Series.
Alumna Wins National Book Critics Circle Award
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a 2004 graduate of the Writing Seminars master's program, was honored with a National Book Critics Circle Award for her novel Americanah.
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.
Johns Hopkins Writers on Where Their Work Gets Done
The convenience of having one's entire office in a machine as slim as a copy of 'The Paris Review' has not made moot the writer's room.
Sheridan Libraries Acquire the John Barth Collection
Barth, a National Book Award winner, was a leading figure in the university's Writing Seminars department, and his work is central to 20th-century literary history.