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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.

MFA students Chelsea Lebron and Jaime Goh lead Creative Writing courses for the Mason Community Arts Academy

MFA students Chelsea Lebron and Jaime Goh lead Creative Writing courses for the Mason Community Arts Academy

This February, MFA students Chelsea Lebron and Jaime Goh will be teaching creative writing courses for the Mason Community Arts Academy, the community arts education division of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. For the first time at Mason, MFA teaching assistants were given the opportunity to apply to teach a creative writing course of their own design for the academy.

Mason at AWP: February 7-10

Mason at AWP: February 7-10

Join Mason Creative Writing in Kansas City, Missouri from February 7-10 for the AWP conference!