All Upcoming Events

Feb
22

Swimming with Ghosts

Michelle Brafman’s novel Swimming with Ghosts is a story of addiction, secrets, and a cultish Northern Virginia swim team. When the freak 2012...

Feb
22

Itoro Bassey, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, and Kim Coleman Foote talk Belonging and Exile

Novelist Itoro Bassey, and editor Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, chat with Kim Coleman Foote, in this African diaspora writers panel. More information to...

Feb
22

Breaking the Mold with Marlon James

Marlon James has won high praise for his Dark Star Trilogy – which Entertainment Weekly describes as “drenched in African myth and folklore.” The...

Feb
29

Community Read: 'The Fire Next Time' with Dr. Keith Clark

Join a community-wide discussion of James Baldwin's work, "The Fire Next Time," with GMU Distinguished Professor Keith Clark.

Mar
14

Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series: Melanie Brooks (Nonfiction)

Melanie Brooks is the author of "A Hard Silence: One Daughter Remaps Family, Grief, And Faith When HIV/AIDS Changes It All" (Vine Leaves Press,...

Mar
21

Thrillers, Killers, and Wine Chillers

Family secrets, dark money, and gathering storms define the new thrillers from Tara Laskowski and E.A. Aymar. In Laskowski’s atmospheric novel,...

Mar
27

Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories

Decorated Vietnam veteran, Wayne Karlin, brings the surreal nature of war to life in his story collection, Memorial Days: Viet Nam Stories,...

Apr
4

Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series: Mary Kay Zuravleff (Fiction)

Mary Kay Zuravleff is the award-winning author of "American Ending", which was chosen for Oprah’s Spring Reading List. This historical novel was...

Apr
17

The Symposium: Why Baldwin Matters: April 17, 2024

"Looking for Jimmy"- Prof. Keith Clark will host David Leeming. David Leeming met James Baldwin in Istanbul in 1961. In 1994, Knopf published...

Apr
18

Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series: James Allen Hall (Poetry)

James Allen Hall (he/they) is the author of three books, including the poetry collections "Now You're the Enemy" (2008) and "Romantic Comedy"...