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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News

November 13, 2018
On October 26, at the Association for Business Communication’s 83rd Annual International Conference, Adam Lloyd presented a paper entitled, “Invalid Instruction: Disabled Faculty in the Professional Writing Classroom.” He also participated in the conference’s “My Favorite Assignment” roundtable, where he shared an activity entitled, “A Practical In-Class Demonstration of Activity Theory."
November 13, 2018
Danuta Hinc presented a paper, "Language, false dichotomies, and the many layers of shame," at the 2018 South Central MLA Conference in San Antonio, TX. She also published an essay, "Communist Poland. The ballot didn't fit, because my hands shook uncontrollably," in Popula.
November 13, 2018
DeLisa D. Hawkes has been awarded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019. She has also been nominated to the MLA Delegate Assembly on Professional Issues (awaiting election results in January 2019).DeLisa recently presented "The Heroic “Mulatta’s” Breach of the Racial Contract in Sutton Griggs’s Overshadowed,” “Discipline, Dignity, and Decorum:” on the Literary Depictions of Black Respectability Politics Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference.She served as the Chair for the Undergraduate Research Forum, "Portraits of Politics and Power" at the South Atlantic Language Association Conference in November.  
November 13, 2018
In September, Emily Mitchell was appointed Fiction Editor at the literary magazine New England Review. Her novella Life/Story appears in the Summer/Fall issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. She also has a short story forthcoming in the December issue of The Sun magazine. 
November 13, 2018
Howard Norman's graphic noir novel, Detective Levy Detects, will be published in 2019 (illustrations by Annie Bastk). Howard's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published July 2, 20l9. He has finished the screenplay for his novel Next Life Might Be Kinder for Bolivian director Fernando Arz.
November 13, 2018
MFA fiction student Jehane Sharah has been published in the November/December issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Her story "The Screening" appears in the magazine’s Department of First Stories section.
November 13, 2018
Maud Casey's story "Father, Ether, Sea" will appear in Conjunctions: 71 A Cabinet of Curiosity. Her story "A Heartless Child" will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of Five Points. These stories are excerpts from a larger collaboration with the photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women.
November 13, 2018
Stewart Foehl (aka Stewart Lewis) has published an essay about his unconventional path to fatherhood in Narratively Magazine.
November 8, 2018
Jonathan Rick delivered a writing workshop to PR News at the Yale Club in New York. He also delivered six webinars to the Gerson Lehrman Group on email writing, virtual communications, and PowerPoint. 
November 8, 2018
In September David Wyatt published American Literature in Transition, 1960-1970, as part of a new series being produced by Cambridge University Press. 
October 18, 2018
Lindsay Bernal will read from What It Doesn't Have to Do With on October 21 in DC and October 22 in Baltimore.
May 6, 2018
Joshua Weiner will be reading his Trumpoems on SUNDAY, May 6th, 6:00 PM at Bridge Street Books with DAVID GEWANTER in celebration of the publication of Gewanter's fourth book, FORT NECESSITY, just out from the University of Chicago Press.
April 10, 2018
MFA Coordinator and recent winner of the National Poetry Series competition Lindsay Bernal and MFA Alumna Emily Flamm will read, along with Frank Montesonti and Jake Syersak. 
March 6, 2018
4:30 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 | 1100 Cambridge Community CenterKate Starbird, assistant professor at University of Washington and expert on informatics, will share how alternative narratives of crisis information spread, creating confusion and clouding judgment.
February 21, 2018
Carlos Gamerro will give a public lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 5:00 PM in St. Mary's Hall Multipurpose Room. [...]
February 20, 2018
Mock Turtle has a new home at MilkBoy ArtHouse! We are thrilled about this new partnership with a venue that not only provides a gorgeous space but also strives to foster the arts on campus and around College Park. Our first reading is this Saturday, and we would love to see you there. Details below: 
February 20, 2018
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2017-2018 series will take place on Friday, March 2nd, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. Victoria E. Burke will deliver a talk entitled “Collecting, Compiling, and Creating: Engaging with the Bible in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Manuscript Writing.”
January 17, 2018
On Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. at Politics & Prose, Maud Casey, Bill Beverly, and Amber Sparks will participate in a Tribute to Denis Johnson, celebrating the recent publication of Johnson's posthumous collection The Largesse of the Sea Maiden.
November 29, 2017
Join us on Monday, December 11 at 7:30pm, as we celebrate the genius of Emily Dickinson with scholar and poet Sandra Gilbert. This third reading in the 2017/18 O.B. Hardison Poetry Series is co-sponsored with The Poetry Society of America.
November 13, 2018
On October 26, at the Association for Business Communication’s 83rd Annual International Conference, Adam Lloyd presented a paper entitled, “Invalid Instruction: Disabled Faculty in the Professional Writing Classroom.” He also participated in the conference’s “My Favorite Assignment” roundtable, where he shared an activity entitled, “A Practical In-Class Demonstration of Activity Theory."
November 13, 2018
Danuta Hinc presented a paper, "Language, false dichotomies, and the many layers of shame," at the 2018 South Central MLA Conference in San Antonio, TX. She also published an essay, "Communist Poland. The ballot didn't fit, because my hands shook uncontrollably," in Popula.
November 13, 2018
DeLisa D. Hawkes has been awarded the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Inc. Graduate Fellowship, 2018 – 2019. She has also been nominated to the MLA Delegate Assembly on Professional Issues (awaiting election results in January 2019).DeLisa recently presented "The Heroic “Mulatta’s” Breach of the Racial Contract in Sutton Griggs’s Overshadowed,” “Discipline, Dignity, and Decorum:” on the Literary Depictions of Black Respectability Politics Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference.She served as the Chair for the Undergraduate Research Forum, "Portraits of Politics and Power" at the South Atlantic Language Association Conference in November.  
November 13, 2018
In September, Emily Mitchell was appointed Fiction Editor at the literary magazine New England Review. Her novella Life/Story appears in the Summer/Fall issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. She also has a short story forthcoming in the December issue of The Sun magazine. 
November 13, 2018
Howard Norman's graphic noir novel, Detective Levy Detects, will be published in 2019 (illustrations by Annie Bastk). Howard's new novel, The Ghost Clause, will be published July 2, 20l9. He has finished the screenplay for his novel Next Life Might Be Kinder for Bolivian director Fernando Arz.
November 13, 2018
MFA fiction student Jehane Sharah has been published in the November/December issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. Her story "The Screening" appears in the magazine’s Department of First Stories section.
November 13, 2018
Maud Casey's story "Father, Ether, Sea" will appear in Conjunctions: 71 A Cabinet of Curiosity. Her story "A Heartless Child" will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of Five Points. These stories are excerpts from a larger collaboration with the photographer Laura Larson called The City of Incurable Women.
November 13, 2018
Stewart Foehl (aka Stewart Lewis) has published an essay about his unconventional path to fatherhood in Narratively Magazine.
November 8, 2018
Jonathan Rick delivered a writing workshop to PR News at the Yale Club in New York. He also delivered six webinars to the Gerson Lehrman Group on email writing, virtual communications, and PowerPoint. 
November 8, 2018
In September David Wyatt published American Literature in Transition, 1960-1970, as part of a new series being produced by Cambridge University Press.