Writers Here and Now

Stanley Plumly addresses Welcome Assembly

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 Queen Anne's Hall 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.

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June 22, 2017
 Joshua Weiner read in a protest event this spring at the Queens Museum in Flushing that also launched the anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little, noted in a front page New York Times article about poetry and protest in the age of Trump.   
June 21, 2017
Danuta Hinc published an essay, Dictator at the podium: The first 100 days takes me back 25 years, in Literary Hub.
June 21, 2017
DeLisa Hawkes attended 2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar "In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture" at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA this June.  The seminar examined representations of race in American visual culture from the nineteenth century.
June 21, 2017
PhD student Gerard Holmes recently presented his papers “’I am afraid to own / a Body -‘: Emily Dickinson’s Musical and Manuscript Variations,” Society for Textual Scholarship, “Textual Embodiments” College Park, MD, May 31 - June 2, 2017 and “Gossip, the Unspoken, and Emily Dickinson,” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, San Diego, April 12-15, 2017.
June 21, 2017
Howard Norman's novel My Darling Detective has recently been translated into French, Japanese and Dutch language editions.
June 21, 2017
Recent MFA graduate Laura Neal has a poem ("I Heard the Buzzards Shrill") forthcoming in the Birmingham Poetry Review, which has published a host of major figures, including Betty Adcock, L. S. Asekoff, Marianne Boruch, Eamon Grennan, Edward Hirsch, Cleopatra Mathis, and Gary Soto.
June 21, 2017
Lyra Hilliard presented “When you’re having fun time flys:” The Art and Craft of Integrating Multiple Learning Spaces, Multiple Web 2.0 Tools, and Multiple Modes of Writing in the Blended Composition Class" at this year's Computers and Writing conference at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
June 21, 2017
Oliver Brearey will be presenting the following conference paper at MLA in January 2018:“Individual and Collaborative Responsibility for Women’s Job-Finding Work in Outplacement.” Association for Business Communication panel, “Gender and the Language of Business / The Business of Language,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Jan. 2018, New York, NY.
June 21, 2017
At MLA 2017 "Digital Frost" panel (January, 2017), Setsuko Yokoyama co-organized and presented on the ongoing, cross-institutional efforts to develop a digital platform for Robert Frost. Including Setsuko, the panel featured Natalie Gerber, Donald G. Sheehy, Jay Satterfield, Molly Schwartzburg, Lisa Seale, Jason Camlot, and Martha Nell Smith. It covered a history of Frost’s editions and intended audiences, rationale and challenges of digitizing and managing archival resources, the nature of Frost’s public talks, appearances, and recordings as well as the politics and ethics surrounding digital archival development.
June 21, 2017
Stewart Foehl's 3rd young adult novel, Stealing Candy, was published May 2 from Sourcebooks Fire, under the pen name Stewart Lewis. Kieran Scott, lauds the book as, "...that rare sort of read that keeps you not just guessing but gasping with every turn of the page."
March 28, 2017
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. David Norbrook will deliver a paper titled “I write not for the presse to boast my own weaknesses to the world”: Lucy Hutchinson and the Restoration Public Sphere’.
February 14, 2017
MITH and the AADHUM initiative warmly invite your participation in the annual conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship, to be held on campus, May 26 - June 2. The deadline for proposals is February 26.
November 22, 2016
Jhumpa Lahiri will  visit The Mercatus Center at George Mason University on Monday, December 5 at 6:00 PM in Founders Hall Auditorium.
November 18, 2016
Deadline: December 1, 2016 - 8:00 PM, EDT. Qualifications only (not proposals).
November 18, 2016
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, November 18th, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Drs. Holly Peppe and Tim Jackson will  discuss their recent edited collection: Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition.”
April 21, 2016
With Professor Mortimer Sellers, Ulrich Recital Hall in Tawes Hall at 3:30 PM
December 16, 2015
Kseniya Melnik is the author of the linked story collection Snow in May, which was short-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor.
October 21, 2015
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (ground floor)Our own Elizabeth Arnold and Charles Bernstein will celebrate the birthday of poet Ezra Pound by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature a display from the Library’s collections. Co-sponsored by the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
March 10, 2015
Danish writer Christian Jungersen will read and discuss his novel You Disappear with European Reference Librarian Taru Spiegel. This event is free and open to the public. Books sales and a signing will follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress European Division, and presented in partnership with the Royal Danish Embassy. Location: Dining Room A, sixth floor, James Madison Building Contact: (202) 707-5394
February 11, 2015
Patricia Smith, winner of the 13th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, will read selections from her poetry collection Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah. This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. 
June 22, 2017
 Joshua Weiner read in a protest event this spring at the Queens Museum in Flushing that also launched the anthology, Resist Much/Obey Little, noted in a front page New York Times article about poetry and protest in the age of Trump.   
June 21, 2017
Danuta Hinc published an essay, Dictator at the podium: The first 100 days takes me back 25 years, in Literary Hub.
June 21, 2017
DeLisa Hawkes attended 2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar "In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture" at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA this June.  The seminar examined representations of race in American visual culture from the nineteenth century.
June 21, 2017
PhD student Gerard Holmes recently presented his papers “’I am afraid to own / a Body -‘: Emily Dickinson’s Musical and Manuscript Variations,” Society for Textual Scholarship, “Textual Embodiments” College Park, MD, May 31 - June 2, 2017 and “Gossip, the Unspoken, and Emily Dickinson,” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, San Diego, April 12-15, 2017.
June 21, 2017
Howard Norman's novel My Darling Detective has recently been translated into French, Japanese and Dutch language editions.
June 21, 2017
Recent MFA graduate Laura Neal has a poem ("I Heard the Buzzards Shrill") forthcoming in the Birmingham Poetry Review, which has published a host of major figures, including Betty Adcock, L. S. Asekoff, Marianne Boruch, Eamon Grennan, Edward Hirsch, Cleopatra Mathis, and Gary Soto.
June 21, 2017
Lyra Hilliard presented “When you’re having fun time flys:” The Art and Craft of Integrating Multiple Learning Spaces, Multiple Web 2.0 Tools, and Multiple Modes of Writing in the Blended Composition Class" at this year's Computers and Writing conference at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio.
June 21, 2017
Oliver Brearey will be presenting the following conference paper at MLA in January 2018:“Individual and Collaborative Responsibility for Women’s Job-Finding Work in Outplacement.” Association for Business Communication panel, “Gender and the Language of Business / The Business of Language,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Jan. 2018, New York, NY.
June 21, 2017
At MLA 2017 "Digital Frost" panel (January, 2017), Setsuko Yokoyama co-organized and presented on the ongoing, cross-institutional efforts to develop a digital platform for Robert Frost. Including Setsuko, the panel featured Natalie Gerber, Donald G. Sheehy, Jay Satterfield, Molly Schwartzburg, Lisa Seale, Jason Camlot, and Martha Nell Smith. It covered a history of Frost’s editions and intended audiences, rationale and challenges of digitizing and managing archival resources, the nature of Frost’s public talks, appearances, and recordings as well as the politics and ethics surrounding digital archival development.
June 21, 2017
Stewart Foehl's 3rd young adult novel, Stealing Candy, was published May 2 from Sourcebooks Fire, under the pen name Stewart Lewis. Kieran Scott, lauds the book as, "...that rare sort of read that keeps you not just guessing but gasping with every turn of the page."