Come to Campus or Meet Us Online

Goucher's Graduate Programs are hosting on-campus Open House and webinar sessions throughout the year. Join us and meet program leadership, students and alumni for casual discussion, refreshments, program details, application information and more.

Learn about our various program and course options (online and onsite courses) that support your career and busy schedule!

All Programs Open Houses & Webinars

Open House

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 4-6 p.m.
Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Virtual Open House/Webinar

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Summer Residency Speakers Series

Saturday, July 23

Lecture on Craft & the Writing Process with Kiese Laymon

2:00 p.m., Buchner Hall

Kiese Laymon is an associate professor of English at Vassar College and author of the novel Long Division and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. He will begin Goucher's Summer Nonfiction series of lectures on craft by discussing what he's learned writing his past two books and his current projects, the novel And So On and 309: A Fat Black Memoir.

Monday, July 25

Story Circle: Narrative Through Multiple Lenses with Alix Fenhagen '14, Lance Kramer & Queen Nur '12

7:00 p.m.

Playwright Alix Fenhagen is the managing director of Single Carrot Theatre, where she wrote Blind from Here, directed The Flu Season and has acted in The Apocalypse Comes at 6pmHotel Cassiopeia; Foot of Water; and A Sorcerer's Journey, which she also wrote. Before moving to Baltimore, she spent three years collaboratively writing and performing three original plays with New York's Subjective Theatre Company CoLab.  Alix has performed in a variety of off-off-Broadway productions and has a passion for developing new work.

Storyteller Karen "Queen Nur" Abdul-Malik is the 14th president and life member of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. Queen holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College and is Founder and Executive Director of In FACT: Innovative Solutions through Folk Art, Culture & Tradition. As an international storyteller, she performs extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Lance Kramer is co-founder of Meridian Hill Pictures and multi-disciplinary storyteller with a background in documentary filmmaking, education, journalism, and community organizing. A respected arts leader in the DC documentary community, Lance received the 2014 DC Mayor's Arts Award, has served two terms as a board member of Docs in Progress, and is a current DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities individual arts fellow.

**Join us Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. for the screening of Lance Kramer's documentary City of Trees.**

Wednesday, July 27

Two Aesthetics of Authenticity: Using the Facts of the World to Inform Nonfiction & Fiction with Philip Gerard

 2:00 p.m.

Philip Gerard, a longtime faculty member for Goucher's MFA in Creative Nonfiction, is the author of four novels and six books of nonfiction. He will highlight the differences and similarities in genre and approach that came to light while writing his latest books, in particular his new novel The Dark of the Island.

A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities with Erika Seth Davies

7:00 p.m.

Erika Seth Davies is the vice president for external affairs for the Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE). Davies leads the organization's development, membership, and marketing and communications efforts in addition to special projects, including: SMART Investing, a new initiative focused on increasing access for minority- and women-owned investment management firms to opportunities for foundation endowment management; and Leverage the Trust, a campaign to identify and engage 100 Black foundation trustees in ABFE's mission of promoting effective and responsive philanthropy in Black communities.

Friday, July 29

A Conversation with Richard Todd & Michael Paterniti: The Patsy Sims Lecture in Nonfiction

 1:30 p.m.

Goucher MFA in Creative Nonfiction Faculty Member Richard Todd (left) will speak with Michael Paterniti (right), a GQ correspondent and author of the essay collection Love and Other Ways of Dying - a finalist for the National Book Award - as well as The Telling Room and Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America With Einstein's Brain.

Graduate Programs in Education County Events

Anne Arundel County

August 17, 2016, Carver Center in Croften, 5:00 p.m.

Harford County & Cecil County

August 23, 2016, Harford County Schools Central Office, 5:00 p.m.

Program-Specific Information Sessions & Webinars

Monthly Webinars

Program-specific webinars are offered monthly. Click the RSVP button below to find and register for a date that works for you! All program specific webinars are held at 8:00 pm eastern time. 


Fall 2016 Events Coming Soon!

Join us at the below conferences. Stop by our booth in the expo hall to learn more about our programs and meet our admissions counselors!