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Literature & Lectures

Howard Community College’s Arts and Humanities Division offers programs for students and community members interested in the humanities.  In addition to fine arts courses, students and patrons can enrich their experience through lectures, creative writing and spoken word.

  • Women's Studies Salon
    HCC's annual Women's Studies Salon is scheduled for Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:30am. 
  • The Muse

    Since 2003, HCC's annual literary and arts magazine The Muse has featured selected poems, prose, and visual art of Howard Community College’s students, staff, faculty, and community. The academic divisions of English/World Languages and Arts & Humanities conduct a year-round call for submissions with a perennial March 1st deadline;  oversee editorial review, selection, design and publishing; and celebrate its writers and artists in a free, open-to-all launch event each May. In the spirit of humanistic inquiry and connection, The Muse invites everyone in the HCC community to create, appreciate, and celebrate the arts and the creative process. Please visit The Muse’s webpage for information on current and past issues and for submission guidelines. 

  • Academic Programs

    Women's Studies A.A. Degree, Transfer

    Philosophy and Religious Studies A.A. Degree, Transfer

  • Community Partners
    • ​Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo)

      The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) is a nonprofit organization designed to enlarge the audience for contemporary poetry and literature and celebrate diverse literary heritages.  Recently, HoCoPoLitSo has brought to Howard County audiences the renowned poets Billy Collins, Marie Howe, and E. Ethelbert Miller; screenwriter and novelist Emma Donoghue; and novelists Nadia Hashimi and Colm Tóibín.  The 2016-2017 season will feature similarly acclaimed writers to help celebrate the Horowitz Center’s theme of "Chaos” as HoCoPoLitSo celebrates its 42nd anniversary, the 39th Evening of Irish Music and Poetry, and partners with Howard Community College to present the ninth annual Blackbird Poetry Festival.

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