Community of Readers and Writers

Community of Readers and Writers – English Literature & Writing at Marylhurst

You can find the spark, momentum and camaraderie you need to excel creatively, thanks to the numerous resources we offer our students.

Enjoy collaborating with your English Literature & Writing peers inside and outside of the classroom. Develop relationships and broaden your education through internship opportunities, hands-on editorial and publication experience, event attendance and writing mentorship resources.

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Reading Series

Come enjoy readings by emerging and acclaimed writers and thinkers. Sponsored by Marylhurst’s English Literature and Writing program and supported by the Thomas Binford Endowment Fund for Writing. Free and open to the public. Past writers include (among others) Charles D’Ambrosio, Sarah Manguso, Maggie Nelson, Jenny Boully, Karen Russell, Barry Lopez, Dorothea Lasky and Matt Hart.

This year’s lineup includes National Book Award nominee Shane McCrae, as well as Chuck Caruso and Martha Grover.

View the full lineup and schedule.

English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta

Join Marylhurst’s Alpha Phi Tau chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta honor society. Distinguished English literature and writing students work collaboratively to fulfill the society’s mission by demonstrating academic excellence and enjoy member benefits including publishing and scholarship opportunities.

M Review

M Review is an online literary magazine managed by the faculty and students of Marylhurst University’s English Literature and Writing program. Discover poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, literary criticism, visual art and photography within the online publication. Marylhurst campus-based and online students enjoy work as Associate Editors for the M Review. Featured work encompasses literary work from around the world with an emphasis on showcasing work by Marylhurst University students and alumni.
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Study Abroad in London & Rome

Take Flight! In September, Marylhurst students enjoy an annual study abroad trip to London and Rome with Meg Roland, English Department Chair and Professor. With your fellow classmates and travel companions, add context to your classroom studies through first-hand exploration of the historical references, cities and cultures studied within your degree curriculum. Students can enroll to earn 3 or 6 credits in literature and/or art history, fulfilled throughout the study abroad experience.

Contact English professor Meg Roland at to learn more.

Follow our travelers’ blogs:

Maureen O’Hogan
Rebecca Hartrick
Darby McCann
Karl Erickson
Sadie Martinez
Becky Lauer
David Wikander
Dick Sawaya

Poetry Post

Stop by and read some poetry on the University Poetry Post, located near the university library. All members of the community are welcome to join us and share work.

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Writing Center

Discover this undergraduate and graduate student resource offering attentive listening and critical thinking guidance in discovering and refining your skills as an academic writer. Faculty are available to work with students throughout all stages of the writing process in collaborative one-on-one consultations, both online and on campus.

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Ready to further discuss whether or not an English degree is right for you? Connect with one of our admissions counselors who can answer your questions, email you more information and share steps to get started.

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