Our Mission

The Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House is a unique Living and Learning Program that offers students at the University of Maryland a literary center for the study of creative writing across cultures and languages. The program’s mission is three-fold:

Provide a vibrant literary hub of the University of Maryland, College Park campus through public reading series, publications, literary study abroad programs, and various community outreach activities.

Foster a successful literary community in residence at University of Maryland, College Park; one that supports, academically and socially, student creative writers from across the range of disciplines.

Study and support creative writing specifically  in its cross-cultural dimensions by maintaining this focus in who we are (recruitment of a diverse student body and staff), what we study (curriculum), and what we produce (reading series and publications).