Creative Writing


June 8, 2016
Sarah, who graduated from UMD with a Bachelor's in English in 2011, was named a finalist for Tupelo Press's 2016 Dorset Prize for her poetry manuscript, Country of Glass, by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
June 1, 2016
An excerpt of ECONOLINE, Dawn Dorland's novel-in-progress, placed third in the 2016 Writers @ Work Emerging Writers competition judged by Peter Ho Davies. Ms. Dorland was also invited to join the faculty of the San Miguel International Writers' Conference (Feb 2017) as a bilingual and cross-genre instructor. She currently teaches fiction and essay on the faculty of Writing Workshops Los Angeles and at the Downtown Women's Center on Skid Row.
May 18, 2016
Joshua Weiner was in Berlin in April, adding to the Berlin Notebook, which the Los Angeles Review of Books will publish this summer as an e-book.  In May he gave poetry readings in London and Prague (Anglo-American U.); he delivered a talk titled, "The Berlin Notebook: Poetry, Politics, Ethics" (University of Warsaw); and another one, titled, "Rock Creek: Poetics of Personal Epic" (Göttingen University). Pages from the Berlin Notebook will appear this summer in "The Threepenny Review" and "B O D Y". 
May 12, 2016
Anne Price and Rachel Waugh are this year's winners of the creative writing thesis awards. 
May 11, 2016
MFA student Peter Witte's comic, "Nuts: A True Story," was recently published in The Rumpus.
May 9, 2016
Congratulations to Micaela Cameron, who recently received the Graduate School’s Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award for 2016.   
May 5, 2016
Danuta Hinc was on a panel "Contemporary Multiethnic American Fiction: Obsessions and Innovations" at 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA. She presented a paper, "The Limits of Losing: Language, Exile, and the Self in Eva Hoffman’s memoir Lost in Translation, and Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir Speak, Memory."
May 5, 2016
Jennifer, who graduated with her MFA in 2005, recently published an essay titled "And Visions of Baseball Danced in My Head" at
April 20, 2016
Ann Bracken, a lecturer in the Professional Writing Program, has had a second collection of poems accepted for publication this year by New Academia Publishing. The book is titled No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom, and "explores the student-teacher relationship as well as systemic challenges faced by teachers in the age of standardization." Ann hopes to open the hearts and minds of readers with her authentic counter narrative.  
April 6, 2016
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs held their annual conference, AWP, this past week in Los Angeles. The creative writing undergraduate and graduate programs were well represented at the event. Keep reading to learn more.