The Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami is a diverse group of writers and poets with a range of sensibilities and approaches. We are Oprah’s Book Club picks, activists, theorists, and performance artists. We engage the community in intellectual, political, and cultural thought through the written and spoken word.
The Creative Writing Program brings nationally and internationally known writers to campus throughout the school year to meet with students, teach classes, and participate in the program’s active reading series. Prominent writers who have participated include Edwidge Danticat, Jay Wright, Marilyn Hacker, Grace Paley, Ninotchka Rosca, Roland Merullo, M. Nourbese Philip, R. Zamora Linmark, Arthur Sze, and A. B. Yehoshua. The reading series also highlights the good works of our well-published faculty, alumni, and students.
In a series of eight literary evenings at The Oasis deli in the Whitten University Center, USpeak: Open Verse and Story Performance hosts local writers and poets from the Miami and University of Miami literary community. Each event in the series showcases a featured artist, then invites audience members—students, faculty, and friends—to share their poetry and stories at the open mic.
The College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities at the University of Miami is dedicated to supporting humanities, arts, and interpretive social science research and teaching, as well as to bringing to the Miami community an awareness of the importance of the humanities for a more informed understanding of our own and other cultures. Through lectures. conferences, seminars, and workshops, scholars will present their work, elicit critical responses, and stimulate public awareness and debate about the humanities. The goal of the Center is to provide mutual understanding among groups and cultures, provide support for research in the humanities, and enrich the intellectual culture of the university and community.