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Writing

The Maryland Institute College of Art offers workshop-style seminars in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, screenwriting, playwriting, cultural criticism and journalism. The writing faculty includes published poets, novelists, memoirists and critics.

MICA Undergraduate students are welcome to minor in Creative Writing.  The minor entails completing at least three writing workshops and three additional courses in the Humanistic Studies department. Working closely with an advisor, minors also complete a senior thesis. Past student creative writing theses have included full length novels, short stories, poetry chapbooks and original plays.  For more information about the creative writing minor, contact Jennifer Wallace at jwallace@mica.edu.

Every year the Humanistic Studies department hosts readings by visiting authors. Past readers have included Galway Kinnell, Gary Shteyngart, Lia Purpura, Ishmael Reed, and Andrei Codrescu. MICA students also have opportunities to participate in readings on and off campus throughout the academic year. In recent years, MICA students have taken literary internships at Baltimore non-profits and magazines, and have won fellowships for writing residencies.

Faculty

John Barry (non-fiction, journalism)
Mikita Brottman (cultural criticism, non-fiction)
Chezia Cager Thompson (poetry)
Amy Eisner (poetry, non-fiction)
Paul Jaskunas (fiction, non-fiction)
Thomas Jones (pen name: A. Loudermilk) (poetry and memoir)
Paul Long (poetry)
Susan McCully (screenwriting)
Kristen Messer (playwriting)
Amy Peterson (fiction, non-fiction)
David Sterritt (cultural criticism)
Jennifer Wallace (poetry, documentary)