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Stillhouse Press Celebrates Former Flint Hill High School Intern Tara Monjazeb

Stillhouse Press Celebrates Former Flint Hill High School Intern Tara Monjazeb

Tara Monjazeb always knew she was a writer. Since she was eight years old, Tara felt drawn to the literary, taking to her journals to “gossip” about friends and family and to record what she did and saw throughout the day. Sixteen years later, at the age of twenty-four, Tara’s poetry has been published on The Atlantic’s website, the latest of her many accolades as a writer. Stillhouse Press remembers Tara’s impressive presence as a Flint Hill high school intern in 2018, her talents shining through her editorial work and her own captivating, undeniable passion for the craft.

Fall for the Book to receive NEA grant

Fall for the Book to receive NEA grant

Fall for the Book is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $20,000. This grant will support general operating costs for Fall for the Book’s year-round programming.

6 Mason Writers Receive $3000 in Awards

6 Mason Writers Receive $3000 in Awards

Six writers judged nearly 100 fiercely competitive entries to arrive at the winners of Mason Creative Writing's annual Spring Writing Contests. Six lucky Mason writers were awarded a total of $3000.

Fall 2024 Visiting Writers Series

Fall 2024 Visiting Writers Series

George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program joins Watershed Lit and Mason’s University Libraries in presenting the Fall 2024 Visiting Writers Series, celebrating fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Helon Habila Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Helon Habila Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The Kaduna Books and Arts Festival has honored Mason creative writing professor Helon Habila with the KabaFest Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented at the festival's opening ceremonies on Thursday, April 25.

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Brings Baldwin Biographer David Leeming to Campus for Why Baldwin Matters Symposium

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Brings Baldwin Biographer David Leeming to Campus for Why Baldwin Matters Symposium

On April 17th, the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center will continue its centennial celebration of famed novelist, essayist, and orator James Baldwin with The Symposium: Why Baldwin Matters. The day-long event will feature lecture and conversation "Looking for Jimmy" with David Leeming, Baldwin’s official biographer and close friend, and panel discussion "Why Baldwin Matters- Friendship, Scholarship and Imagination" followed by a reception. Prof. Keith Clark, author of Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines and August Wilson and distinguished professor of English and African and African American Studies, will host both events. This symposium will bring together Baldwin scholars, Mason students, and writers who knew Baldwin personally.

Write on at ScribbleCon

Write on at ScribbleCon

ScribbleCon is a community writing event organized by author and National Writing Project Teacher-Consultant, John Dutton. Now in its second year, ScribbleCon provides students and their families an opportunity to engage in risk-free creative writing, selecting from a range of topics designed to capture the imagination of all who attend.