Teaching Writing

MA in Writing Alum Craig Gralley Profiled in Washington Post

MA in Writing alum Craig Gralley is profiled in the Washington Post, for the novel he’s working on, and which he worked on during his time in the program. The novel is about one of the CIA’s most legendary officers, Virginia Hall. Mark Farrington, who served as the program’s assistant director, became Gralley’s thesis adviser, helping him read more…

MA in Writing Faculty Rion Scott Wins PEN/Bingham Prize

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MA in Writing faculty Rion Amilcar Scott has been named the winner of this year’s prestigious PEN/Bingham Prize for his short story collection Insurrections. The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction honors an exceptionally talented fiction writer whose debut work — a novel or collection of short stories — represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great read more…

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…

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.

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