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The Rose O’Neill


Literary House

We serve as one of the cultural hubs on campus, offering literary programs, classroom spaces, support to student groups, professional training, and—among other things—the chance to work with an antique printing press. Stop by for a cup of tea made in our kitchen, catch a poetry or fiction reading, or curl up with a thick book.

Recent Stories

  • Helen by Claire Spaulding
  • Visiting poets Jamaal May and Tarfia Faizullah will read from their work, and Harp & Soul will provide the music for the second Summer Poetry Salon of the season.
  • Poets Carrie Jerrell and Will Schutt will visit the Lit House with The Pam Ortiz Band on May 27 for the first of three events in the 2014 Summer Poetry Salon series.

  • A student-poet who grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will receive $61,382 as winner of the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, at Washington College.
  • With the 2013-2014 academic year in the books, the staff at the Rose O’Neill Literary House turns their attention towards the three upcoming Summer Poetry Salons set to take place on May 27, June 24 and July 22. But before we do, we’d like to revisit some of the highlights of this past year and we begin, naturally, with our Literary Events …
  • The Rose O’Neill Literary House has awarded next year’s Douglass Wallop Fellowship to New York playwright, Sheri Wilner.
  • 2014 Literary House Press Intern, senior Samantha Gross, takes us behind the curtain of the soon-to-be-released poetry anthology, The Book of Scented Things—showing us the work that follows the printing of a new book.
  • “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.” Neil Gaiman

July 22nd, 2014

September 10th, 2014

September 16th, 2014