JimĂŠnez-Porter Writers' House
JimĂŠnez-Porter Writers' House at the University of Maryland: Welcome!

The Jiménez-Porter Writers' House is a campus-wide literary center for the study of creative writing across cultures. Writers’ House residents live in a close community of 50 to 60 undergraduate students who share an interest in creating stories, poems, and plays. Students attend colloquia, share their writing with each other in a supportive workshop environment, and attend additional special events together. Writers' House students organize Litfest, our annual literary bash, every Spring. Writers' House offers a one or two year program. Undergraduates and transfer students can apply to the program.

Any member of the campus community may join the editorial staff of Stylus, the campus-wide literary journal housed and supported by Writers' House. Literary study abroad (to Chile and Dublin), teaching opportunities, and a service-learning program are also offered to the campus student body at large.

Members of the public are invited to attend the free and open Writers Here and Now visiting author series, as well as Terpoets Open Mics, occasional Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. here at Dorchester Hall. 

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