Harman Contests

The Jerome L. Schulman Memorial Poetry Contest Submission guidlines:  Submit up to 6 pages of original poetry typed single-spaced on one-sided paper. Do not include your name anywhere on these pages. Do NOT include photocopies from journals. On a separate sheet include your name, phone number, email address, street address, year at Baruch or year of graduation, and titles of poems submitted. All submissions must be emailed to Harmanassistant@gmail.com. Deadline is Nov. 29th.

Harman Nonfiction Writing Contest

Submission Guidlines: Students may submit one or more unpublished stories (Maximum 2500 words total.) Categories: magazine-style feature stories, essays, memoirs, and family histories. Do Not put your name on the entry! Include your name, phone number, address, and email on a seperate cover sheet. All submissions must be emailed to Harmanassistant@gmail.com by Nov. 29th.

Upcoming Writer-in-Residence  

Upcoming Writer-in-residence: Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Current Writer-in-Residence

Russell Shorto's Headshot












Russell Shorto is an American author and journalist whose books are narrative nonfiction history. His five books, including the national bestseller, The Island At The Center Of The World, have been published in 13 languages and have won a variety of awards. His sixth, Revolution Song, is due out in Fall 2018. Shorto is a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine, and blogs for the New Yorker.com. He was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which he notes "was recently awarded the designation of poorest city in the state. But it has beautiful hills."

Harman News

In case you missed Resonances: Writers on the Classics

On May 4th, Harman Program Director Bridgett Davis moderated a panel called Resonances: Writers on the Classic. This panel invited four contemporary writers, including our current Writer-in-Residence Marilyn Nelson, to Baruch's Engelman Recital Hall. The writers discussed classic works, plays, and authors including: Euripides' Hecuba,
author Juan Rulfo, Charlie Chaplin's autobiography, and Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman. In case you missed it, check out some photos from the event below!

Photo credits: Rob Fields

picWriter Teju Cole chats with audience member after PEN panel.


Harman director Bridgett Davis joins Harman writer Marilyn Nelson and others to discuss the Classics as part of PEN Resonances panel.

Spring Poetry Workshop a Success

The Spring 2017 Writing Workshop with poet Wendy Xu took place on Thursday, April 6th. Those who attended heard Wendy discuss and share her own work and were prompted to create and share poetry within the workshop. Wendy gave great feedback to the nearly 20 people in attendance! Here are some pictures in case you couldn't make it. Photo Credit: Glenda Hydler




For information about residency, email Prof. Bridgett Davis or visit her homepage.
Phone: (646) 312-3927

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