Welcome to the website of The Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College.

Founded by Madison Smartt Bell and Elizabeth Spires, the Kratz Center is one of Maryland’s premier undergraduate academic centers devoted to the study and presentation of creative writing.

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Presenting the 2024 Summer Writing Fellows

Each year, the Kratz Center for Creative Writing offers summer writing fellowships that range from between $2,000 to $4,000. This year’s winners are:

Front row (l-r): Enzo Rocksmith, Madeline Tredway, Natalie Edmonds

Middle row: Spice Crawford, Kristen Wheeler, Hope Kamal

Back row:  Alyssa King, Manny Vidal, Emily Strickland

Winners studying abroad:  Jupiter Berrysmith, Lea Singer.

(photos by Adan Rodriguez)