Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars



The Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars is an academic program offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University .

Founded in 1947, notable faculty of the program included Edward Albee , John Barth , Madison Smartt Bell , JM Coetzee , Mary Jo Salter , Stephen Dixon , Mark Hertsgaard , Brad Leithauser , John Irwin , JD McClatchy , Alice McDermott , Mark Crispin Miller , Andrew Motion , Wyatt Prunty , David St. John , Mark Strand , Robert Stone , and David Yezzi . [1]

Writers Jean McGarry and Mary Jo Salter currently co-chairing the program, the reputation of which has risen and fallen over the years. [2] [3] In 1997, US News and World Report ranked the program second in the United States out of sixty-five eligible full-residency MFA programs, though the Baltimore City Paper reported, “What is interesting about the US News is That they are rankings are based reputation –not test scores, job-placement rates, or student satisfaction. ” [2] [4] [5] In 2011, Poets & Writers ranked Hopkins seventeenth nationally out of 157 eligible full-residency MFA programs.[6] The long respected Science Writing program [7] was closed down in 2013 as an on-campus program, but was soon re-established. [8]

Degree programs

  • Writing Seminars BA Degree
  • MA in Science Writing
  • MA in Writing
  • MA in Teaching Writing
  • MFA in Fiction and Poetry

Notable graduates

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • John Astin
  • Beth Bachmann
  • Russell Baker
  • Frederick Barthelme
  • Jeffrey Blitz
  • Paul Harris Boardman
  • Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Lucie Brock-Broido
  • John Gregory Brown
  • Vikram Chandra (novelist)
  • Iris Chang
  • Julie Checkoway [9]
  • Wes Craven
  • Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Mark Friedman [10]
  • Nell Greenfieldboyce
  • Martha Grimes
  • Rachel Hadas
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Pagan Kennedy
  • Tim Kreider
  • David Lipsky
  • Rosemary Mahoney
  • Emma Marris [11]
  • Gardner McFall, [12]
  • Tomás Q. Morín, [13]
  • ZZ Packer
  • Molly Peacock
  • Hollis Robbins
  • Deborah Rudacille
  • Tom Sleigh
  • Elizabeth Spiers
  • Susan Stewart
  • Rosanna Warren
  • Rachel Wetzsteon

Turnbull Lectures

The Writing Seminars hosts the Turnbull Readings, a yearly reading series on the topic of poetry. [14] The series was established in 1891 and has run continuously between the years 1891-1984 and 2000-present. [15] Recent lecturers include Richard Wilbur , Paul Muldoon , Stanley Plumly , Edward Mendelson and Edna Longley . [15] [16] [17]

See also

  • The Hopkins Review

External links

  • Writing Seminars homepage at the JHU website

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:b “About the Writing Seminars” . The Johns Hopkins University. nd . Retrieved 11 November 2011 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Eileen Murphy (March 18, 1998). “Writers’ Cramp, Days of Whine and Prose at the JHU Writing Seminars” . City Paper . Retrieved June 27, 2014 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b “The Writing Seminars” . The Johns Hopkins University. nd . Retrieved 11 November 2011 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b Seth Abramson (24 August 2010). “Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing [Program Rankings]” . Google. Archived from the original on 31 October 2011 . Retrieved 11 November 2011 .
  5. Jump up^ Mike Bowler (February 10, 1998). “Strand writes off JHU Literature” . The Baltimore Sun .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b “The 2012 MFA Rankings: The Top Fifty” . Poets & Writers . Retrieved 15 November 2011 .
  7. Jump up^ Zivkovic, Bora. “Science Writing at Johns Hopkins | The SA Incubator, Scientific American Blog Network” . Blogs.scientificamerican.com . Retrieved 2015-03-10 .
  8. Jump up^ Straumsheim, Carl (2013-03-25). “Johns Hopkins cuts science writing program for master’s degree students @insidehighered” . Insidehighered.com . Retrieved 2015-03-10 .
  9. Jump up^ “Julie Checkoway Biography – – Cinedigm Entertainment” . Newvideo.com. 2011-04-11 . Retrieved 2015-03-10 .
  10. Jump up^ “Student Announcement” . Web.jhu.edu. 2012-03-01 . Retrieved 2015-03-10 .
  11. Jump up^ “The Breakthrough Institute – Emma Marris” . Thebreakthrough.org . Retrieved 2015-03-10 .
  12. Jump up^ “Being Time Books Gardner McFall” . Timebeing.com . Retrieved 2015-03-10 .
  13. Jump up^ “VCU MFA Program Hosts Reading by Tomas Morin Poets and James Arthur | VCU College of Humanities and Sciences” . Wp.vcu.edu. 2013-10-28 . Retrieved 2015-03-10 . permanent dead link ]
  14. ^ Jump up to:b “Turnbull Lectures – The History” . The Johns Hopkins University. Archived from the original on 10 December 2012 . Retrieved 11 November 2011 .
  15. ^ Jump up to:c “Turnbull Read-Past Readings” . The Johns Hopkins University. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012 . Retrieved 11 November 2011 .
  16. ^ Jump up to:b Gabrielle Dean (15 Feb 2011). “The Sheridan Libraries Blog” . Retrieved 11 November 2011 .
  17. ^ Jump up to:b “Faculty and Staff Announcements” . The Johns Hopkins University. November 3, 2011.