Past Events

Nov11
Visiting Writer Lise Funderburg

Visiting Writer Lise Funderburg

Creative Writing

Thursday, November 11, 2021 7:30 PM

Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. Her latest book is Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents, a collection of all-new work by 25 writers. Her previous book was Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, and her first book was a prescient collection of oral histories, 1994’s Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity, She is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and teaches at the Paris Writers’ Workshop.

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Nov4
Visiting Poet Myung Mi Kim

Visiting Poet Myung Mi Kim

Creative Writing

Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:30 PM

Poet Myung Mi Kim will read from her work and be in conversation with Mason BFA alumna Alaina Johansson. Kim is the author of Civil Bound, Penury, Commons, DURA, The Bounty, and Under Flag, winner of The Multicultural Publisher’s Exchange Award of Merit. The series is hosted by Mason’s Creative Writing Program, University Libraries, and Watershed Lit.

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Nov1
MFA Creative Writing Online Open House

MFA Creative Writing Online Open House

Creative Writing

Monday, November 1, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Online Location

Meet us online to hear from current students (one student from each genre and representing each year); faculty from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; Mason Creative Writing's MFA program director, and the English Department's graduate admissions coordinator (herself an MFA alum). We will talk about our program's opportunities, the application process, funding, the new Watershed Lit center, and have time to answer questions!

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Nov1
Fall for the Book Podcast feat. Ethel Rohan

Fall for the Book Podcast feat. Ethel Rohan

Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Soundcloud & Spotify

Ethel Rohan discusses the importance of “uncomfortable” stories, how memories can shape a character’s future, and the power of small moments, all on this episode of The Fall for the Book Podcast. Rohan is the author of In Case of Contact, which won the Dzanc Short Story Collection Prize.

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Oct30
Fall for the Book: For the Thrill of it All

Fall for the Book: For the Thrill of it All

Saturday, October 30, 2021 12:00 PM
YouTube

The women in Ann McCallum Staats book Thrill Seekers: 15 Remarkable Women in Extreme Sports push the boundaries of fear and physical possibilities — whether they’re surfing monster waves, dogsledding through frigid wilderness or wingsuit flying over an active volcano. Staats, along with skydiver Melanie Curtis, cave diver Jill Heinerth, and scuba diver Ann Marie Stephens, share their stories of determination and grit in finding the courage to live life to the fullest.

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Oct29
Fall for the Book: Tales of Terror

Fall for the Book: Tales of Terror

Friday, October 29, 2021 7:00 PM
YouTube

Just in time for Halloween, three writers weave tales that will thrill and chill you as illustrator Andrea Tsurumi brings their stories to life through her drawings. Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth takes the classic haunted house story and flips it on its head. Julya Oui’s Taiping Tales of Terror are campfire tales about gruesome creatures that serve as an homage to the writer’s hometown and her favorite horror writers. Isabel Yap’s collection of 13 sci fi, fabulist and horror stories, Never Have I Ever, surrounds readers with spells, tales, and urban legends.

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