News & Announcements Archive


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 […]


Armen Davoudian, MFA ’19, Wins 2018 ALSCW Dissertation Fellowship

Armen Davoudian is a PhD candidate at Stanford University. His dissertation, “No Single Poem: The Poetry Volume in the 20th Century,” focuses on how the poetry book is both a form and a genre, and how in the 20th century it has come to absorb some of the ambitions traditionally exercised in the form of […]


Michael Broida, MFA ’18, awarded Fulbright grant

The Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Michael Broida, MFA 2018, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach in Portugal. The project so awarded comprises the teaching of English conversation with the aim of discussing American culture with Portuguese university students and community organizers.