Writers Here & Now brings writers of national and international prominence to the University of Maryland. It provides an opportunity for the university community to hear and meet the best writers of contemporary poetry and fiction. The visits by writers include a public reading preceded by a reception at Dorchester House and classroom visits with MFA graduate students and undergraduate students in residence at the Jimenez-Porter Writers House. Recent visiting writers include Andrea Barrett, Madison Smartt Bell, Anne Carson, Lan Samantha Chang, Amy Hempel, Major Jackson, Tony Hoagland, George Saunders, Susan Stewart, C.K. Williams, and David Wojhan.