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2021-2022 Writing Department Events

Sept. 21, 2021 - Kefaya Diab and Nabila Hijazi: Faculty Reading

Loyola University Maryland postdoctoral fellows Kefaya Diab and Nabila Hijazi will present new work and answer questions about the writing process. Dr. Diab is currently working on a book about the Arab Spring and a documentary about the Tunisian revolution; Dr. Hijazi researches translingual writing and Muslim, immigrant, and refugee women’s rhetorics and literacy practices.

Diab and Hijazi


Sept. 30, 2021 - Karen Fish: Poetry Reading

Karen Fish is the author of three collections, The Cedar Canoe, What Is Beyond Us and most recently, No Chronology published by University of Chicago Press.

Karen Fish

Oct. 5, 2021 - Kali Fajardo-Anstine: Fiction Reading

Award-winning fiction writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine will speak about how claiming one’s identities can be an act of resistance. Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s debut story collection, Sabrina & Corina was a finalist for the National Book Award, a finalist for the Story Prize, a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize,and the winner of the American Book Award.


Oct. 25, 2021 - Tiya Miles: Modern Masters Reading Series

Tiya Miles is professor of history and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University.

Tiya Miles

Nov. 1, 2021 - Becoming Bulletproof: Movie Screening

The Writing Department is screening "Becoming Bulletproof", a documentary about a group of individuals with disabilities. The evening is a movie event, complete with popcorn and candy, followed by some conversation. 

Dec. 1, 2021 - Greg Jackson: Fiction Reading

Greg Jackson’s widely acclaimed debut short story collection, Prodigals was the 2016 Honoree of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.”

Greg Jackson


Jan. 25, 2022 - Marian Crotty: Fiction Reading

Marian Crotty is the author of What Counts as Love, which was long-listed for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Marian Crotty

Feb. 8, 2022 - Ross Gay: Poetry Reading

Award-winning writer Ross Gay will give a craft talk and answer questions about the writing process. Gay is the author of four books of poetry as well as his New York Times bestselling essay collection The Book of Delights.

Ross Gay

Feb. 24, 2022 - Tom Sleigh: Poetry Reading

Tom Sleigh is the author of several volumes of poetry, including The Chain, Far Side of the Earth, Space Walk, and Station Zed. Space Walk won the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award and earned Sleigh considerable critical acclaim.

Tom Sleigh

March 30, 2022 - One Question: Panel Discussion

Loyola University Maryland professors Masudul Biswas and Andrew Ross will present new work and answer questions about the writing process. Dr. Biswas is an Associate Professor of Communication whose interests include diversity in online news and approaches to diversity in journalism and communication education; Dr. Ross is an Assistant Professor of History whose current research project investigates the campaign to abolish the morals police in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Paris.

Andrew Ross and Mas Biswas

April 21, 2022 - Lucas Southworth: Fiction Reading

Lucas Southworth's short stories often incorporate elements of genres such as science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, and horror, to explore themes such as violence, trauma, voicelessness, and the nature of storytelling.

Lucas Southworth

Upcoming Events

Modern Masters: Edgar Kunz
Tuesday, February 20th  5 pm 
McManus Theater 

One Question
Monday, April 8th 2024 at 7pm
McGuire Hall

Writers at Work: Matt Bell
Thursday, April 11th at 6pm
Fourth Floor Program Room

Modern Masters: Susanna Sonnenberg
Thursday April 18th 6 pm 
4th Floor Programming Room 
Modern Masters Reading Series 

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