Ben Click, Chair
Professor of English
Office staff: 240-895-4225
Alumni—where are they now?
Monica Powell (class of 2011) graduated with an English major and a WGSX minor. She currently lives in Washington DC, where she works in theatre education with the Young Playwright's Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Maria Smalldone finds doors opening for her in Oxford, while studying at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Writing Opportunities for SMCM Writers
Located within two hours of both Baltimore and Washington D.C., St. Mary’s College of Maryland students can travel to these cities and take advantage of the opportunities available for creative writers. Below is a list of resources with a brief description on each and ways to attain more information.
BETHESDA WRITING CENTER
Located in Bethesda, Maryland, this writing center hosts author readings and workshops. They provide the means for new writers to get involved in the DC Metro area writing community. More information can be found at www.writer.org
This program lists poetry readings throughout DC to allow the community to learn of them and attend. www.dcpoetry.com
BUSBOYS AND POETS
Busboys and Poets is a Washington, D.C. restaurant that hosts a variety of events including those that allow the artistic and literary communities to dialogue, educate, and interact. Most events, unless otherwise noted are free and open to the public. You may find a list of upcoming events on their website: http://www.busboysandpoets.com/events.php
POLITICS AND PROSE READING SERIES
A bookstore located in Washington DC, Politics and Prose hosts and organizes readings throughout the year. A list of their upcoming events can be found at their website: http://www.politics-prose.com/event
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND WRITERS SERIES
The University of Richmond’s Department of English Writers Series is designed to expose Richmond students and the greater university community to living writers. The readings and talks are always free and open to the general public. Most writers make themselves available, following their appearance, to answer questions from the audience and sign copies of their books. St. Mary’s College of Maryland students are encouraged to travel to The University of Richmond to take part in these events.