Writing Seminars

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Gabrielle Dean
Curator of Literary Rare Books and Manuscripts, Librarian for the Writing Seminars

Special Collections, Brody Learning Commons, M-level, 410-516-8348;

George Peabody Library, 17 E. Mt. Vernon Place, 410-234-4943

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Writing Seminars

Photograph by Ian Hooley.

The Writing Seminars department office is in Gilman Hall 081 on the Homewood campus. The department offers an undergraduate major and an MFA in Fiction and Poetry. Founded in 1947, it is one of the oldest creative writing programs in the United States.

Advanced Academic Programs

The Advanced Academic Programs, part of the Johns Hopkins' Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, offer two part-time MA degrees in Science Writing and Writing. The programs are based in Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Readings & Lectures

Isabel Wilkerson, President's Reading Series inaugural reading, October 2013.

The President's Reading Series focuses on "literature of social import."

The Tudor & Stuart Reading Series features current MFA students in fiction and poetry.

The Turnbull Lecture Series brings a prominent literary scholar or poet to campus each fall.

The Department of English hosts a series of Poetry Readings focused on contemporary poets, as well as two lecture series that bring literary scholars to campus, the ELH Colloquium and the Tudor & Stuart Lectures.

Literary Journals at Hopkins

The Hopkins Review is edited by faculty in the Writing Seminars.

Two undergraduate publications focus on work by students: Thoroughfare Magazine, a multi-media literature and arts journal, and Word Planet, an online literary magazine.

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