Creative Writing


August 30, 2016
Peter Witte's essay, "He and I (and Her Too)," was published in the fall 2016 issue of The Threepenny Review. 
August 26, 2016
Professors Stanley Plumly and Michael Collier have poems featured in The Best American Poetry 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch, Scribners.
August 26, 2016
Pamela Gerhardt's essay, Fog on the Cher, is forthcoming in the fall issues of BlackBird, an online journal of literature and the arts.
August 25, 2016
In June 2016, Danuta Hinc graduated with an MFA in Writing and Literature from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College, VT
August 25, 2016
Howard Norman's new novel, My Darling Detective, so far will have French, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, German and Dutch translations. The novel will be published in the U.S. on March 28.  Howard is writing, for Princeton University Press in their WRITERS ON WRITERS series, a book about Peter Matthiessen.
August 25, 2016
Mark Fitzgerald was recently awarded a writing fellowship from the Virginia Center of Creative Arts. On September 3, he will read from his book, By Way of Dust and Rain, at the Richmond Public Library.
July 26, 2016
MFA student Peter Witte's story, "They Were," was recently published in The Sun.
July 21, 2016
The MFA faculty have works forthcoming this year and next.
July 20, 2016
Howard Norman will be at the Bogliasco artist's retreat in November and December. (Our colleague Maud Casey was in residence there earlier in the year.)  Howard's new novel, My Darling Detective,will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June, 2017. 
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.