English, Linguistics, and Writing Studies
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The English Department supports several opportunities for students to share and publish their writing. Follow the links below to learn more.
The Roaring Muse is UMD's student-run literary magazine. The Roaring Muse publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, plays, and visual art.
The UMD Storytelling Project is a collaborative creative writing initiative that matches UMD writing students with adults who have disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injuries. Throughout the spring semester, students meet weekly with community participants on UMD’s campus. Students begin by conducting and transcribing one-on-one interviews with their guests. They design their interviews in stages, developing questions to give their conversations a narrative direction. Together, students and guests edit their interviews with the goal of producing a finished story (fiction or nonfiction). The Storytelling Project culminates in a public reading and a published collection.