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. […]
News & Announcements Archive
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dr. Joanna Pearson, a psychiatrist with two Johns Hopkins degrees, a 2009 M.F.A. in poetry and a 2010 M.D., has had her third book, Every Human Love, a collection of short stories, published […]
The Writing Seminars is pleased to announce that Sydney Doyle and Armen Davoudian have received Tennessee Williams Scholarships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. In the spirit of Sewanee’s literary community, […]
The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Aleyna Rentz has won the R.M. Kinder Award for Realistic Fiction for her story, “Cottonmouth”. She will receive $1,000 and publication in […]