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Non-fiction at Hopkins | Advanced Academic Programs
Enhance your business and creativity in essays, memoirs, craft articles, travels, profiles and commentaries at our locations in Washington or Baltimore. We have a postgraduate write programme in non-fiction that mirrors the global recognition of Johns Hopkins, a pioneering writer in the field of creativity and higher learning, for excellence in academia, creativity, innovation and value.
The concentration of non-fiction, from blogging to reading, allows people with different levels of creativity or career ambition to concentrate on objective concepts such as journalists, non-fiction or literature. Often the student chooses a subject or an area of his or her own interest - natural, travelling, sports, political, artistic, cultural, relational or many others.
You will also study and sometimes specialise in one or more of many subject areas, such as essays, articles, profiles, reviews, blog/viewpoints, memoirs, advocacy, humour or experiential structure. It is our aim that our alumni should be able to pursue an art or professional career with a profound knowledge of the tradition, principle and market place of the non-fiction world.
You are welcome to submit applications for specific study programmes if you are not interested in studying. For more information on the non-fiction concentration of the writing programme, see below what our pupils have accomplished, who will be teaching them and what you could be learning. At the age of 20, our PhD candidates and graduates have published successful programs in various media such as periodicals, web sites, papers, newsletter, literary periodicals, professional periodicals and many other locations.
She has written and written since 1992 and has written and written several thousand items, as well as 200 volumes and more - fiction, essay/short story/poem compilations, historical, travel, memoirs, scientific, narrative journalistic, popular, nature, inventive non-fiction, medicinal, historical and architectural. The letters of our graduate and student writers have been published in National Geographic, Washington Post, Smithsonian, GQ, Discover.com, New York Times, Salon.com, Esquire, USA Today, WebMD, Los Angeles Times, USA Weekend and Washingtonian, among others.
This is a small selection of literature magazines in which works by students or alumni have appeared: Story-quarterly, North American Poetry Review, Creative Nonfiction, The Sun, Boulevard, Poetry Daily, Mississippi Review, The New Formalist, The Florida Review, Gargoyle, Antioch Review, Barrelhouse, The Connecticut Review und Exquisite Corpse. Alumni of our programme receive regular lectureships in composing, authoring and media at a number of college and university levels, among them the University of Maryland, Florida State, American University, Ohio University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Ohio State, University of Missouri and many others.
Selected alumni have completed full-time faculty training at communal and four-year college and university level, or have received write or edit positions at the Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, NPR and USA Today and AARP, Bureau of National Affairs, National Institutes of Health,
The Brookings Institution, American Red Cross, National Education Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Johns Hopkins University and many other colleges, clinics, private enterprises and non-profit organisations - as well as the White House, Congress, national and state ministries and more. Johns Hopkins' Master of Arts in Writing Program is focused on the unique objectives of authors and copywriters and their goal of publishing or planning their careers at the highest possible level of performance, whether professionally or artistically.
For fiction and non-fiction, we provide part-time training in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. To Science Mediariting, undergraduates from all over the country and the globe take degree programs or deserve through on-line and low-residency programs. In all its concentration, the syllabus concentrates on the handicraft of the letter, headed by a department of practising authors and editorial staff who distinguish themselves in the classroom.
This has resulted in a nourishing, sophisticated home in Washington, Baltimore, and on-line, where the student is encouraged to get involved and support the citizen in the letter world. Johns Hopkins established the MA in Writing Program in Washington, D.C. in 1992 to offer adults part-time college graduates the opportunity to pursue a careers and art education that would not disrupt their careers or private lives for full-time studies.
With 20 years of expansion, the programme provides fiction and non-fiction courses in Washington and Baltimore as well as on-line low-residency science -medical-writing opportunities. First and foremost, the writing programme is intended for part-time studies; full-time studies are possible under certain conditions, e.g. for foreign exchange candidates or veteran soldier. A number of undergraduates only take one or two courses of interest; most are looking for a full Master of Arts.
Whilst the course is available all year round, even in the summersemester, our versatile programme offers the opportunity to take one or two semesters off. Fiction and non-fiction classes, along with elective subjects in literature, literary, science writings, textbook, screenwriting and other subjects, are available on weekdays at the practical Washington Center, at 1717 Massachusetts Ave, on weekdays or afternoons.
NW (near Dupont Circle Metro Station on the Red Line) and Hopkins Homewood Campus in Baltimore. One online/low-residency is for scientific-medical writing only. This programme is a combination of two short stays and on-line courses: Non-fiction and fiction undergraduates must take classroom instruction in Washington or Baltimore to obtain a diploma; it is not possible to reside there.
The Johns Hopkins University has two postgraduate programs. Hopkins' MA in Authoring Programme is a part-time replacement to The Wiring Seminars, the prestigious, national and international full-time authoring programme offered only at the Homewood Campus in Baltimore. Sems does not provide a diploma in non-fiction.
Programs have different applications procedures, curricula and graduation requests. An Army veteran with a common grade in both invention and article, Ron Capps made the nationally known Veteran-Writing project to help coming back army vets. Among the numerous prizes awarded to essays by Sue Eisenfeld are the TallGrass Writers Guild/Outrider Press Competition, the Emma Bell Miles Prize for Essay 2012 and the Virginia Center for the creative art Goldfarb Family Fellowship.
Non-fiction-born Cathy Alter went on "The Today Show" to record her second album " Up For Renewal": Hilary Hansen won nine prizes for her work in Hopkins classes at various universities. Bode is co-authored by Jack McEnany, who became the first alumnus of the program in 1994: The Pushcart award recipient Susan McCallum-Smith saw her rally, entitled Susan McCallum-Smith Sandpping the Moorings, edited by Entasis Press, a company created by alumnus and university member Ed Perlman.
The winner of the Art & Letters Prize in Film, Josh Rolnick released his Pulp and Paper compilation after he won the University of Iowa Press Short Fair. Facts or fictions? The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals magazine has been converted by Rae Bryant into The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, an on-line literature and art magazine now part of the Writing Program.
In 2011, Julia Elliott won the Boulevard Magazine Short Film Contest for Emerging Writers, and Melanie Hatter won the Washington Writers' Publishing House Award for her novel. Writer, educator and performance artist Mary Amato, who has released her 10th children's novel, has won a large number of prizes, two of them from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.
Cathhy Alter, free-lance novelist, two book novelist and programme alumnus, is the non-fiction consultant for the programme. Teaching a variety of non-fiction book classes, among them non-fiction techniques, profile and biography workshops, non-fiction workshops and journal style and substance. Tim Wendel, a programme scholar and director of nine works, among them fiction and non-fiction, is writing in residence at the Writing Programme.
They teach a broad spectrum of specialised and belletristic classes. Karen Houppert, writer and free-lance reporter, whose third volume will be published in 2013, will teach non-fiction techniques, non-fiction workshop, memoir & personal essay workshop writings, readings in creative non-fiction books, and dissertation & publication. A prizewinning essays writer and programme alumnus, Sue Eisenfeld recently hosted the Literary Travel Authoring Workshop.
The authoress and free lady reporter Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson informs reports, non-fiction workshops, diploma theses and other classes. AARP Magazine and Hopkins graduated from Theriting Seminars, Meg Guroff is teaching non-fiction workshop. Celebrity New York Times Magazine contributing writer Wil Hylton gave a dedicated non-fiction workshop in Baltimore that concentrated on lengthy narratives.
He' a guest playwright in the programme. The biographer and national literature publisher Robert Wilson, publisher of The American Scholar, chaired the nonfiction workshop at the Hopkins Conference on Craft 2012 in Bar Harbor, Maine - the 4th year Wilson has been teaching at the event. aura Wexler, a free-lance non-fiction book novelist, is teaching various classes in the programme, among them the Memoir & Essay Workshop, Nonfiction Workshop and Masters of Nonfiction.
Visiting teachers and guest authors - and specialized trainers for our Hopkins Conference on Craft in Italy and Maine in 2009 - include National Book Award winner Alice McDermott, famous authors Dave Smith, Mary Jo Salter, Rachel Hadas, Brad Leithauser and Charles Martin; Reviewer and bookseller Alan Cheuse; literaryist Claire Messud; non-fiction writer/editor Jim Conaway and Robert Wilson, Pulitzer-winning journalist Wayne Biddle and Steve Twomey; literature Jill McCorkle, Amy Hempel, Jean McGarry and Nancy Lemann, and poet/scholar John T.
Irwin Decker, Professor of Humanities at Hopkins, and Editor-in-Chief of the Hopkins Review. Former guest teachers and readership are Mark Strand, Anthony Hecht and Allen Grossman in Poesie, Russell Baker, Christopher Hitchens and Mark Crispin Miller in non-fiction and John Barth, Julian Barnes, Robert Stone, Edward P. Jones, Stephen Dixon and Madison Smartt Bell in Notional.
Writer in Residence is Tim Wendel, an alumnus of nine fiction and non-fiction works, among them last summer's 68: The Summer that Changes Baseball and America Forever. Marita Golden, The Distinguished Visiting Writer for 2012-13 is a celebrated scriptwriter and literature advocate, award-winning writer or publisher of 14 works, among them fiction, memoirs, non-fiction and anthology.
Gold is teaching literature and non-fiction courses. Admittance to the programme is subject to a thorough examination of written tests, a statement of purpose and other material. Font specimens, whether or not they are publicised, should be 20 to 40 two-line pages. It is recommended to take several specimens, not a small one of the desired length.
More information about sample letters, declaration of purpose and other parts of the applications can be found on the Admissions page. Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs Department, but you do not need to fill out an enrolment form or payment to find out more.
Entrance examination for the programme is different for a particular, individual study programme in comparison to full studies. The Hopkins Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of study credits. Hopkins Writing Program's Hopkins Konferenz on Craft enables participants to take a full seven to ten day Ph. This is an option for our current and prospective participants and costs half as much for our scholars.
The Hopkins Literature Library goes beyond the school. A lot of the programme's students build lifelong friendship and career relations that help them in their career. The Writing Programme provides periodic network sessions for graduate students, as well as alumnus lectures, meetings and other specific activities to help achieve this aim. We also welcome students to all our programs, workshops and other activities.
Alumni can take postgraduate credits in addition to the normal fees, or take classes or participate in our annual seminar without paying half of the normal fees. In some cases they are not interested in studying and only take the classes they want. However, most of them take nine different programmes to obtain a recognised Master's qualification in a selected field.
The nine classes cover key skills, intense write workshop and various optional subjects in modern script or voices, revisions, descriptions, identities and specialised expression. In order to expand their experiences, they often take elective subjects in a different focus. Such as nonfiction or science-medical literacy college graduates take a course in literature, or nonfiction authors take classes in literature or nonfiction.
Click here for more information about our classes. Nonfiction writing program syllabus has recently been reworked to recognise the value of a cross-concentration trial. Contemporary American Writers, one of the necessary key classes, now comprises both fiction and non-fiction. The majority of undergraduates begin with one or two compulsory classes, which introduces them to a variety of shapes and genres, and then switch to specialised workshop and elective subjects to suit their art or work.
A number of undergraduates are interested in professional growth, others are interested in visual art and creativity, while others are interested in either part-time or full-time teaching after graduation. Contemporary composition, The Teaching of the Letter, Principles of Editing (in Development), Essence of the Place, Judgment. Accessible to intermediate level learners.
As a culmination, the programme includes a dissertation course in which participants review their ongoing portfolios of published literature, post in a literature magazine, organize their working lives and attend a celebratory lecture hosted by a group of close acquaintances, families and work mates. Please see the complete course description in the write programme. For more information about the other concentrations in the write programme, click on the following link:
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