Congratulations to Writing Seminars graduate Matt Morton (MFA 2014) on being chosen as a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellow. Morton is one of 37 fellows chosen from a pool of 1,836 applicants. Morton is currently a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas, and an […]
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Writing Seminars chair, David Yezzi, has been awarded an Engaged Faculty Fellowship by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Social Concern. The Fellowship, which includes support for a graduate assistant, a $2,000 stipend, and formal training in the principles and practice of community-based learning, will allow Professor Yezzi to design and implement a 2016-2017 Writing Seminars course titled “Theater […]
The Writing Seminars is happy to announce that Dinaw Mengestu will join the department as a Writer-in-Residence through the President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import in spring 2017. His undergraduate class, Readings in Fiction: Hybrid Forms, will focus on essays that have the texture and imagination of a short story. Dinaw Mengestu is an […]
Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m., Mudd 26. Christopher Ricks is William M. Warren and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston University, where he has taught since 1986. He was the Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, 2004-2009. He has edited The Poems of […]
Jean McGarry was appointed to the Elliott Coleman Professor in The Writing Seminars. In 1947 Elliott Coleman founded the Hopkins Writing Seminars, which was only the second such program in the country. Dr. Coleman, who published 18 volumes of poetry and essays, continued to chair the department until his retirement 30 years later. He was a […]
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30 p.m., Gilman 50 Linda Gregerson is the author of five poetry collections: The Selvage (2012), Magnetic North (2007), Waterborne (2002), The Woman Who Died in Her Sleep (1996), and Fire in the Conservatory (1982). She is the Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature at the University […]
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Each year, the Seminar for Younger Poets awards ten fellowships (tuition, room & board) to undergraduate poets from around the country to participate in a 3-week program of workshops, readings, and writing time. Alumni have gone on to win National Book Awards, Lannan Foundation Fellowships, and Ruth Lilly Fellowships; to publish with such presses as Copper […]
Austin Allen , M.F.A. ’12, has won the eleventh annual Anthony Hecht Prize for his book of poems, Pleasures of the Game, to be published by Waywiser Press. The international contest was judged this year by Eavan Boland. The book is to be published this Fall.
Sunday, February 14 at 2 PM – 4 PM, George Peabody Library Join the Sheridan Libraries for a celebration of fiction, in conjunction with the exhibition “Lost & Found in the Funhouse: The John Barth Collection.” Readings by Rafael Alvarez, Madison Smartt Bell, Matt Porterfield, Rosalia Scalia, and Jason Tinney, followed by a roundtable discussion. […]