News & Announcements Archive

President’s Reading Series: Isabel Wilkerson

The 2013-14 President’s Reading Series begins tomorrow night with a lecture from Isabel Wilkerson. The theme of the reading series is “Literature of Social Import.” It would be difficult to find someone who’s doing work with more social import than Wilkerson. Her most recent book, The Warmth of Other Sons, tells the story of America’s… Read more »


The Value of Creative Writing Programs

In the current issue of the NYRB, Diane Johnson reviews Mark McGurl’s The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing (the review is available here, though a subscription is required). McGurl’s book has prompted several notable reviews, including ones by Elif Batuman and Charles McGrath. It’s almost impossible to talk about the role of… Read more »


Prospect Magazine Interview with Dwight Garner

You really ought to check out this great interview with Dwight Garner, book critic for the New York Times. Says Garner on reading good criticism: “There’s nothing like reading a critic in real time. That’s the blue meth.”


Nobel Prize

Our warmest congratulations to Alice Munro. The charms of her fiction are too numerous to count. The Nobel wasn’t necessary to remind us that her work will enchant readers and inspire writers for years to come–though it’s a delight to see honor given where it’s so clearly due.


Turnbull Lecture 2013

Please join us tomorrow evening for the 2013 Turnbull Lecture. The speaker is Paul Mariani, poet, essayist, and biographer. Mariani has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts, a National Endowment for the Humanities (twice), and the 2009 John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry. His lecture is… Read more »


Online Submissions

We’re pleased to announce that The Hopkins Review is now accepting electronic submissions. Please use our online submissions manager to submit your work. We will continue to accept submissions via mail. However you send it, we hope you’ll consider sharing your work with us!


Fall 2013 Issue

The Fall 2013 edition of The Hopkins Review is now available. We have poems from Peter Cooley and Siobhan Campbell; artwork from Phyllis Berger; essays from Stanley Plumly and Robert Bagg; reviews from Jefferson Hunter, X.J. Kennedy, and Jay Rogoff; and much, much more. You can order this issue or–better yet–subscribe to the Review by… Read more »


Tudor and Stuart Reading Series

The Tudor and Stuart Reading Series kicks off tonight with readings by Bobby Mitchell (fiction) and Kjerstin Kauffman (poetry). The event will take place in the Tudor and Stuart Room (Gilman 388) at 7:00.The T&S Reading Series is hosted by the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. It provides graduate students at Johns Hopkins with… Read more »


Reading Series at Johns Hopkins

We have an exciting reading scheduled for next week. Hopkins’ very own Alice McDermott and Brad Leithauser will be reading from their new work. For McDermott, that would be Someone, her forthcoming novel. For Leithauser, it’s The Oldest Word for Dawn: New and Selected Poems. The reading will happen Tuesday, September 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm… Read more »