Gregg Wilhelm

Gregg Wilhelm

Gregg Wilhelm


Associate Professor

Gregg Wilhelm became Director of Mason Creative Writing in Spring 2018. His expertise covers book publishing, arts administration, and higher education. He started his career at Johns Hopkins University Press, launched three imprints including one with a major independent bookseller, founded nonprofit literary arts organization CityLit Project and launched its CityLit Press imprint, and held adjunct and leadership positions at several institutions. Prior to joining the English Department at Mason, Gregg served as Director of Marketing and Enrollment Development for the Open Studies unit at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has sat on grant review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts (FY2014 and FY2019), the Maryland State Arts Council, and the RUBYs Artist Grants. In fall 2020, he co-founded Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, a center chartered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University.

Selected Publications

Clash by Night, Gerry LaFemina and Gregg Wilhelm, eds. (CityLit Press, 2015) ANTHOLOGY

“Leaning Into Purple Lines,” “Sakura,” “Thief River Scrap,” “Tight with Hemingway,” and “Coyotes at Dawn” Beltway Poetry Quarterly. Summer 2019. POETRY

“Thief River Scrap” and “Jutting Out.” Gargoyle. No. 65. 40th Anniversary Edition 2017. POETRY

“Ephebiphobia Rainfall.” Loch Raven Review. Vol. 1 2016. SHORT STORY

“Jutting Out (Patapsco) and “Arithmetic of an Argument.” The Light Ekphrastic (Baltimore LED Project). Spring 2015. POETRY

“Black Infiniti: A Used Car Proves the Vehicle For a Local Poet’s Legacy.” City Paper. 28 May 2008: 20.  NONFICTION

Grants and Fellowships

Recipient, Fiction, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award

Recipient, Fiction, RUBYs Artist Grant, Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (named in honor of Ruby Lerner, founder and director emeritus, Creative Capital)

Participant, Sewanee Writers' Conference (University of the South), DISQUIET: International Literary Program in Lisbon (Dzanc Books), First U.S. Publishers Delegation to Cuba (Publishers Weekly), Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference (Bemidji State University), and numerous annual writers' conferences including moderating panels at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference


M.F.A., Fiction, University of Tampa

M.A., Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University

Grad., Scholarship Year, Duke Divinity School

B.A., Communication, Loyola University Maryland

In the Media

Bmore Art (Creating a Literary Community)

City Paper (CityLit's 10th Anniversary)

Baltimore Magazine (Clash By Night)

Baltimore Sun (CityLit Festival)

Baltimore Sun (Loving the Printed Word / Teaching)

Publishers Weekly (Apprentice House)

Bmore Art (audio)

City Paper (CityLit Press)