Department News

February 4, 2020
December 2019's installment of the "In Your Ear," held at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan, featured Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Sabrina Islam, and Lucian Mattison
February 4, 2020
Last Fall, Nahid Ahmadian worked as a dramaturg for a production by the Alma Theatre Company at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She also published articles in Literary Criticism Quarterly and the Iranian newspaper Shargh Daily.
February 4, 2020
Sarah Elfreth, Maryland's youngest ever female senator, visited Shannon Zellars-Strohl's environmental writing class, speaking to students about how to write environmental policy proposals for an audience of law makers. Students in the class were then writing just such proposals for their final projects.
February 4, 2020
Steven Kleinman (MFA, University of Maryland, 2011) is the winner of the 2019 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest, which includes the publication of his debut book, Life Cycle of a Bear. 
January 28, 2020
The African America Digital Humanities Initiative and the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center recognize Infante's project to revamp his class, "Race, Children's TV, and the Legacies of Jim Henson."
January 28, 2020
Martha Nell Smith has given several major interviews about the Apple TV series Dickinson and the feature film Wild Nights With Emily, most significantly to the Hollywood Reporter, the New York Magazine’s Vulture, and the New York Times. (In the print version of the New York Times, one of her comments was featured on the first page of the Arts section).
January 28, 2020
The Matador Review published Megan Howell's short story "Viva" in their Fall 2019 anthology. Kweli Journal will publish her short story "Blue Beard's First Wife." Megan is currently a fiction writer in the MFA program
January 28, 2020
Michael Olmert was interviewed for a video about Caryl Churchill's play ESCAPED ALONE (2017). The video was shown on a loop in the Signature Theatre's lobby during the run of the play in September-October 2019.
January 26, 2020
Brian Richardson read a paper, “Dying Again and Again: Unruly Ecologies of Plot in Contemporary Fiction,” at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present in October in College Park. His article, “I, etcetera: The Poetics and Politics of Multiperson Narration“ was translated into Portuguese and published in Revista Ribanceira 14 (2018) 123-43. His book, A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-first Century: Theorizing Unruly Narratives, was published in November by Ohio State University Press in their Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series.
January 26, 2020
he MFA Program in Creative Writing is pleased to announce our nominees for the Intro Journals Project (2020), an annual literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new work by students currently enrolled in AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) member programs: https://www.awpwriter.org/contests/intro_journals_project_overview

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