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

March 14, 2019
Maud Casey has been selected to be the AY19-20 Long Teaching Fellow. Each academic year, one tenure-track faculty member seeking to enhance the classroom experience serves as the Department of English’s Long Teaching Fellow.
March 13, 2019
NCTE hosts its annual CCCCs convention in Pittsburgh March 13-16, 2019. UMD English faculty, students, and alumni present research in twenty-one sessions.
March 8, 2019
Joshua Weiner's translations of Silesius, Goethe, and Ernst Janl were published last month in Great River Review, the literary journal revived by Peter Campion at University of Minnesota.  Three new poems appear in the current issue of Manchester Review (UK).
March 6, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan published "Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism in the Writing Center," a chapter in How We Teach Writing Tutors, the first Digital Edited Collection from WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
March 5, 2019
David Y. Todd was among teachers receiving an MVP ("Most Valuable Professor") award from the UMD Women's Basketball Team on February 21.
March 5, 2019
Maud Casey's nonfiction book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions (Graywolf Press) was named one of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2018, along with, among others, books by Pope Francis and Nadya Tolokonnikova.
March 5, 2019
Stephanie Allen's novel, Tonic and Balm, was published in February of this year.
March 1, 2019
Chelsea Bock will present "'Maybe': Using Creative Non-Fiction to Illuminate Fertility Rhetoric" at the CCCC in Pittsburgh in March. She also has a review of Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term, by Robin E. Jensen currently in production with Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
March 1, 2019
Danuta Hinc's controversial essay (trending on Twitter for a week), "Nazis and the layers of shame," was published by Popula. 
March 1, 2019
Howard Norman's new novel, The Ghost Clause, is published in July, and will have Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Hebrew, Urdu and Japanese editions.
February 8, 2019
Takoma Park Busboys and Poets will feature Kelly Cresap and others to honor Valentine's Day.
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.
March 14, 2019
Maud Casey has been selected to be the AY19-20 Long Teaching Fellow. Each academic year, one tenure-track faculty member seeking to enhance the classroom experience serves as the Department of English’s Long Teaching Fellow.
March 13, 2019
NCTE hosts its annual CCCCs convention in Pittsburgh March 13-16, 2019. UMD English faculty, students, and alumni present research in twenty-one sessions.
March 8, 2019
Joshua Weiner's translations of Silesius, Goethe, and Ernst Janl were published last month in Great River Review, the literary journal revived by Peter Campion at University of Minnesota.  Three new poems appear in the current issue of Manchester Review (UK).
March 6, 2019
Tom Earles and Leigh Ryan published "Teaching, Learning, and Practicing Professionalism in the Writing Center," a chapter in How We Teach Writing Tutors, the first Digital Edited Collection from WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. 
March 5, 2019
David Y. Todd was among teachers receiving an MVP ("Most Valuable Professor") award from the UMD Women's Basketball Team on February 21.
March 5, 2019
Maud Casey's nonfiction book The Art of Mystery: The Search for Questions (Graywolf Press) was named one of Spirituality & Practice's Best Spiritual Books of 2018, along with, among others, books by Pope Francis and Nadya Tolokonnikova.
March 5, 2019
Stephanie Allen's novel, Tonic and Balm, was published in February of this year.
March 1, 2019
Chelsea Bock will present "'Maybe': Using Creative Non-Fiction to Illuminate Fertility Rhetoric" at the CCCC in Pittsburgh in March. She also has a review of Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term, by Robin E. Jensen currently in production with Rhetoric Society Quarterly.
March 1, 2019
Danuta Hinc's controversial essay (trending on Twitter for a week), "Nazis and the layers of shame," was published by Popula. 
March 1, 2019
Howard Norman's new novel, The Ghost Clause, is published in July, and will have Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Hebrew, Urdu and Japanese editions.