Hopkins Conference on Craft

Hopkins Conference on Craft and Science Writing Residency
Each summer, the M.A. in Writing Program offers the Hopkins Conference on Craft, a seven-to-ten day residency at a special, selected location around the United States and the world. The Writing Program usually joins with students in the Science Writing and Teaching Writing Programs for a full conference experience. In 2018, the Hopkins Conference on Craft took place in Dublin, Ireland; the year before, we were at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The Conference on Craft offers current students a chance to take a full-semester course within the seven-to-ten days of the conference. The Conference is also open to alumni and to special students not currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins who wish to attend the Conference under the designation of special/non-degree student. The Conference takes advantage of the location in designing its courses; in 2017 in Bar Harbor, the courses offered were “In the Field: Science Writing in the Woods, Coasts, and Labs of Mount Desert Island,” for Science Writers, “Reading New England,” for Writing students, and “Best Practices in the Teaching of Writing,” for Teaching Writing attendees.

The location of and details for the 2019 Conference on Craft should be announced early in January 2019. Registration is usually limited to a four-week period in March. Please watch this page for more information on the 2019 Hopkins Conference on Craft.

2017 Bar Harbor Summer Residency

Examples of Costs

Graduate Credit
Tuition $2918 (2017-18 regular tuition rate)*
Course Fee $275
Room/Board/Events Charge $605 (includes 7 nights dorm room / shared bath, plus events, some meals, etc.)
Total $3798

 

Non-Credit for Alumni, Others
Tuition $1459
Course Fee $175
Room/Board/Events Charge $605 (includes 7 nights dorm room / shared bath, plus events, some meals, etc.)
Total $2239

For additional information, please email MAinWritingProgram@jhu.edu.