Harman Writing Fellow Program
About the Harman Writing Fellow Program
Launched in the Spring of 2014, the Harman Writing Fellow Program brings acclaimed emerging authors, poets and journalists to Baruch College each semester to conduct a writing workshop with members of Encounters Magazine, Baruch’s literary and arts magazine, and other interested students.
Within an intimate setting, students get to experiment with their writing and receive feedback from the writer, while also discussing issues surrounding craft as well as the business of being a writer. Students receive gift copies of the writers’ books.
The Harman Writing Fellow Program is made possible by a gift from the Harman Foundation, which provides support to enhance the College’s Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program.
Since its inception, the Program has hosted a host of writers across genres: novelists Justin Torres (We The Animals), Tiphanie Yanique (Land of Love and Drowning), and Téa Obreht (The Tiger’s Wife); Nonfiction writer Nina Sharma and Poets Laurie Ann Guerrero (A Tongue in The Mouth Of The Dying), Quincy Scott Jones (The T-Bone Series); Wendy Xu (Phrasis), Morgan Parker (Other People’s Comfort Keps Me Up At Night) and Angel Nafis (BlakGirl Mansion); and short story writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People).
Spring 2021 Harman Writing Fellow
The Harman Program is proud to have Daphne Palasi Andreades as our Spring 2021 Harman Writing Fellow this semester.
Daphne Palasi Andreades’s debut novel, Brown Girls, is forthcoming in January 2022 from Random House in the US, as well as with publishers in Germany, France, and the UK. Her debut follows a group of young
women of color in Queens, NY, and the ways they remain tied to one another, their immigrant families, and their neighborhood. Daphne graduated from Baruch College’s Honors Program in 2015. While at Baruch, she served as Managing Editor of Encounters Magazine, and took courses with Harman Writers Katherine Vaz and Gish Jen, and with Baruch’s own legendary Professor Grace Schulman. She also won three
Harman Student Writing Awards. Homeland, the collection of short stories she submitted as her Honors Thesis, won the Kanner Prize for Outstanding Honors Thesis, and Daphne also received the 2015 Susan
Locke Award. She went on to complete her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where she was awarded a Creative Writing Teaching Fellowship. She lives in New York City.
Check out the bios and more on each writer:
- Camille Acker
- Laurie Ann Guerrero
- Angel Nafis
- Téa Obreht
- Morgan Parker
- Junauda Petrus-Nasah
- Ivelisse Rodriguez
- Ingrid Rojas Contreras
- Quincy Scott Jones & Nina Sharma
- Nafissa Thompson-Spires
- Jeremy Tiang
- Justin Torres
- Wendy Xu
- Tiphanie Yanique
For more information on the Harman Program and Fellowship, contact Professor Esther Allen.
Visit Baruch College’s Digital Media Library to watch full readings by Harman Writers-In-Residence.