Writing Seminars

Books and research tools for creative writers

Librarian for the Writing Seminars

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Gabrielle Dean
William Kurrelmeyer Curator of 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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Call us: 410-516-8335
Text us: 410-692-8874
Email us: ask@jhu.libanswers.com

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Creative Writing at Hopkins

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.

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 and 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 readings focused on contemporary poets, as well as two lecture series that bring literary scholars to campus.

Suggest a Book

Is there a writer who is essential to your interests, whose books we don't have?

Have you read a good book the library should have?

Contact me at the address above!