Archived articles


Artificial intelligence
Writing around an AI taboo
Published March 6, 2024
A new collection of AI-assisted writing assignments co-edited by University Writing Program lecturer Carly Schnitzler offers teachers practical ways to incorporate AI into their work while setting ground rules for its use
Writing counsel
Published Fall 2021
Reviewing Academy Professor Alice McDermott's new collection of essays, 'What About the Baby?: Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction' / Johns Hopkins Magazine
President's Reading Series
A writer's DNA
Published Sept 26, 2018
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead breaks down his influences, career
Being 7 in Baltimore
Published March 26, 2018
'7 in the City' project, which received Idea Lab funding in 2017, will premiere 12 short documentaries and a related web project in May
President's Reading Series
Salman Rushdie's turn to realism
Published Sept 27, 2017
Acclaimed British-Indian author talks writing, politics at Johns Hopkins
Foreign Affairs Symposium
Writing therapy for vets
Published April 6, 2017
With Veterans Writing Project, JHU alum Ron Capps provides literary outlet for the stresses of war
Foreign Affairs Symposium
On walls, fear, and exclusion
Published Feb 23, 2017
Award-winning Dominican-American author, activist speaks at JHU's Foreign Affairs Symposium
Foreign Affairs Symposium
'If you're going to create, failure has to come'
Published Feb 9, 2017
Author, activist, and JHU alum Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks politics, race, and writing as part of the Foreign Affairs Symposium
'I just don't want to quit'
Published Dec 8, 2016
Author, farmer, activist Wendell Berry keep fighting 'to protect everything worth protecting'
President's Reading Series
'Tap dancing, blackness, and time'
Published Nov 4, 2015
British author Zadie Smith shares bits of her unpublished fourth novel, 'Swing, Time'