On Sunday, September 25, two Stevenson creative writers joined writers from nine other Baltimore colleges and universities at the Baltimore Book Festival’s third annual University Writers’ Showcase, sponsored by the Ivy Bookshop. Stevenson senior English major Howard McMillan and English alum Miles Ripley represented SU’s English program. Miles Ripley read three poems, including two about men in his family, which is one of his most frequent subjects. Howard McMillan read a monologue inspired by the April 2015 uprising in Baltimore and the Black Lives Matter movement.
After the reading, and during the 10 minute intermission, writers from all schools had the opportunity to mingle and meet other writers. In addition to Stevenson, student writers represented MICA, Goucher College, Coppin State University, Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins, UMBC, University of Baltimore, and Towson University. The reading took place at the Inner Harbor and was attended by about 60 guests.