News & Announcements Archive

Rock Stars

The Los Angeles Review of Books has a great collection of podcasts and video interviews. One of the latest is with TC Boyle. You should watch the interview because it’s pretty entertaining (among other insights: “All novelists in this country, whether they admit it or not, wanted to be rock stars.”). Also, you gotta love… Read more »

Ishmael Beah, Take 2

Ishmael Beah will be visiting JHU tomorrow (Monday, April 28) for a reading and book-signing. (The event was rescheduled from a date earlier this semester. Better late than never!). Join us at 6:30 in Hodson 110. More information here.

Writing Seminars Website

The JHU Writing Seminars has a slick new website. It’s part of a general redesign of all the university’s web pages. The website’s best feature? A page dedicated to The Hopkins Review!

Alumni Reading

Writing Seminars Fiction Alumni ReadingTuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Olin 305 James Browning writes and speaks on environmental issues for Common Cause. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. His essays have been published… Read more »

Midwestern Sensibilities

It often seems as though the literary landscape is divided into two equal halves: there’s New York, and then there’s everywhere else. As someone who grew up far, far from Brooklyn, I take particular pleasure in the emergence of writers who identify with some small part of that second half.Nikolas Butler is one of those writers. The center of his… Read more »

Colm Tóibín at Johns Hopkins

The President’s Reading Series: Literature of Social Import: Colm TóibínThursday, April 3, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Hodson 110Irish novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford in Ireland in 1955. The author of a number of novels and books of essays, his honors include the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Prix du Meilleur Livre,… Read more »


Due to a recent influx of manuscripts, we’ve decided to suspend submissions until the autumn. We have some catching up to do. If you’ve already sent us your work, rest assured: we will read it, and you’ll hear from us. We plan to open things back up in September. Thanks for your patience!

Baltimore Humor

The current issue of Lapham’s Quarterly (a wonderful publication, for those who’ve never encountered it) is about comedy. As usual, LQ has made a number of the pieces available for free online. One worth checking out is this editorial by H.L. Mencken (one of Baltimore’s literary luminaries). In it, Mencken goes to town on President Harding’s… Read more »

Guest Editor David Yezzi

We’re pleased to say that our Summer 2014 issue will be guest edited by David Yezzi. Yezzi has written several books of poetry–most recently Birds of the Air (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013)–and is the poetry editor of The New Criterion. His poems and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, The New… Read more »