Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Laurence Ross

LecturerLaurence Ross

Laurence Ross moved to Baltimore from New Orleans, where he was a frequent contributor to Pelican Bomb, a regional publication dedicated to the Louisiana arts community. He also served as the Director of P.3Writes, an educational program in conjunction with U.S. Art Triennial Prospect New Orleans. Ross is now a contributor to BmoreArt, a magazine that reflects the art and culture of Baltimore and the surrounding regions. In 2020, he curated his first visual art exhibition at Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, WI. Ross has published his essays in literary journals such as The Georgia Review, Brevity, Bluestem and Bayou Magazine.


Maryland Hall 057A
Writing Department
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21210

Phone: (410) 617-5674
Fax: (410) 617-2934


University of Alabama, M.F.A. Creative Writing

Courses Taught

WR100 Effective Writing

WR200 Intro to Creative Nonfiction

WR353 The Contemporary Essay


Selected Essays:

  • “On Dead Reckoning: The Waterways of Turner and Canaletto,” Pelican Bomb (2017)
  • “On Light, Falling: Virginia Woolf, Joaquín Sorolla, and Sally Mann,” Pelican Bomb (2016)
  • “On Conflagration: The Masks of Natalie Portman,” Pelican Bomb (2016)
  • “On Bias: Toward Fashion,” The Georgia Review, Summer 2016
  • “Film Review: They Glow In The Dark,” Huffington Post (2013)
  • “As I Unscrew: A Letter,” Brevity, (2010)
Amber Davis


Amber’s interdisciplinary major and minor allow her to explore different paths that incorporate her academic passions and career pursuits

English, Communication, Writing