Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department


Karen Fish: Poetry Reading

Monday, Sept 25th, 6pm
McManus Theater

Karen FishKaren Fish has published two collections of poems, The Cedar Canoe and What Is Beyond Us. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Yale Review, Antioch Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, The New Republic and Slate. Currently, she serves as chair of the Writing department.

Marian Crotty & Martin Camper: Book Release Conversation

Thursday, Oct 5th, 6pm
Knott Hall, B03

Marian CrottyMarian Crotty is an assistant professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland. Her first book, What Counts as Love, won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award from The University of Iowa Press. Her short stories and essays have appeared in literary journals such as the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Southern Review, the Gettysburg Review, and The Kenyon Review. She has received grants from the Yaddo Corporation, The Camargo Foundation, and the U.S. Fulbright Commission. 

Martin Kamper
Martin Camper is an assistant professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland. In addition to Arguing over Texts, he has published articles in Rhetoric Review, College Composition and Communication, and Advances in the History of Rhetoric. He is working on his second book, tentatively titled How the Bible’s Meaning Changes: Argument and Controversy in the Christian Church, which has been supported by grants from the International Society for the History of Rhetoric and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Becoming Bulletproof: Film Screening

Monday, Oct 23rd, 7pm
4th Floor Program Room

Becoming Bulletproof Film Poster

"Becoming Bulletproof" (working title) is a feature length documentary about a camp for people with and without disabilities that gathers in Los Angeles once a year to make an original narrative film. This year the Zeno gang made a Western film. This documentary is about the making of that Western.  In "Becoming Bulletproof" we explore the close friendships that are made between people living with and without disabilities. People of all ages and abilities, including people with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Cognitive Delay, Williams Syndrome and Spina Bifida, come together to take part in the filmmaking process at the Zeno Mountain Farm Film Camp. At the camp, they get the chance to do amazing activities that would otherwise be impossible to do without assistance. They get the opportunity to experience and discover the creative and adventurous sides of their lives.


Eduardo Corral: Poetry Reading
Writers At Work

Wednesday, Nov 1, 5pm
Knott Hall B03

Eduardo C Corral

Eduardo C. Corral’s book of poetry, Slow Lightening (2012) won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino to win the prestigious award. Corral’s poetry has won the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has won a CantoMundo fellowship, an Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship, and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. His poems are known for blending English and Spanish, while exploring the experiences of being a son of Mexican immigrants. He is currently an assistant professor at North Carolina State. 


Khaled Mattawa: Poetry Reading
Modern Masters

Thursday, Nov 16th, 6pm 
McManus Theater

Born Khaled Mattawaand raised in Benghazi, Libya, poet Khaled Mattawa relocated to the United States as a teenager in 1979. He received an undergraduate degree in political science and economics from the University of Tennessee; an MA and an MFA from Indiana University, where he also won an award from the Academy of American Poets; and a PhD from Duke University.
Mattawa has published several collections of poetry, including Tocqueville (2010), Amorisco (2008), Zodiac of Echoes (2003), and Ismailia Eclipse (1995). He has translated numerous volumes of contemporary Arabic poetry, including Shepherd of Solitude: Selected Poems of Amjad Nasser (2009) and Miracle Maker: Selected Poems of Fadhil Al-Azzawi (2004), in addition to co-editing the anthologies Dinarzad’s Children: An Anthology of Arab American Fiction (2004) and Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing (1999). His own work has been widely anthologized as well.
Mattawa has been awarded several Pushcart Prizes and the PEN Award for Literary Translation, in addition to a translation grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship, the Alfred Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and a MacArthur fellowship. He has taught at Indiana University; California State University, Northridge; and the University of Michigan.