The Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House is a campus-wide literary center for the study of creative writing across cultures. Writers’ House residents live in a close community of 50 to 60 undergraduate students who share an interest in creating stories, poems, and plays. Students attend colloquia, share their writing with each other in a supportive workshop environment, and attend additional special events together. Writers’ House fosters and supports student groups involved in literary endevors and open to all UMD students. Current student groups are: Terpoets (Open Mic Series), Stylus (literary journal), the Novel Writers' Support Group, Asian-American Pacific Islander Reading Group, Kahwa wa Kutub ("Coffee and Books," the Middle-Eastern Literature Reading Group) and the Taboo Topics Literary Club, among others.