Teaching Writing

Karen Houppert, New Associate Director, MA in Writing Program

Karen Houppert

The Writing Program is very pleased to announce that Karen Houppert has joined the MA in Writing program at Johns Hopkins University as the program’s new Associate Director. An award-winning teacher and writer, Karen has extensive, distinguished publications to her credit. She is the author of The Curse, Confronting the Last Unmentionable Taboo: Menstruation (FSG); read more…

Odyssey: Spring Weekend Writing Retreats

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Two Spring Weekend Writing Retreats — Registration now open! “Journal to the Self”: A Journaling Retreat (April 8-9, 2017) A Weekend of Journaling Experience with Diane Finlayson Memory and Imagination: A Writer’s Retreat (April 28-30, 2017) A Weekend of Writing Memoir and Poetry with Mary Azrael and Margaret Osburn Enrollment is limited, early registration is read more…

Hundreds Gather to Enjoy Student Readings in Writing & Science Writing

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More than 200 students, alumni, and guests gathered on May 6-7 for the Writing and Science Writing Programs’ Spring 2016 thesis readings and awards presentations in Baltimore and Washington. The Baltimore event in Hodson Hall on the Homewood Campus featured nine readers, plus the presentation of awards to Outstanding Graduates, for Teaching Excellence, and for read more…

Writing Program Graduate Eric Zurita in Washington Post


MA in Writing Program graduate Eric Zurita in the Washington Post with some important comments about Cuba: “Yes, my family had to flee Cuba. But staying mad about it doesn’t achieve anything”. The island won’t have a future unless exiles put aside their anger about the past.