Visiting Writers Program Invites Acclaimed Authors to Campus

Posted: February 12, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Each semester, the English Department welcomes distinguished visiting writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction for creative writing workshops and public readings, which are free and open to the Mason community. All events begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Egan
Jennifer Egan

Tuesday, Feb. 19, Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Grand Tier III

Jennifer Egan is the author of three novels, “The Invisible Circus”; “Look at Me,” a finalist for the National Book Award; the bestselling “The Keep”; and a short story collection, “Emerald City.” She has published short fiction in the New Yorker, Harper’s, McSweeney’s and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

Monday, March 17, Research I, Room 163

Liam Callanan
Liam Callanan

Mason alumnus Liam Callanan, MFA ’01, is the author of “The Cloud Atlas” (2004) and “All Saints” (2007). He teaches and coordinates the PhD program in creative writing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He has regularly contributed to local and national public radio and has written for Esquire.com, Slate, the New York Times Book Review, the Times’ op-ed page, the Washington Post Magazine, Forbes FYI, Good Housekeeping, Parents and a number of international publications. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals such as the Writers’ Chronicle, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Caketrain, Failbetter and Phoebe.

Wednesday, March 26, Research I, Room 163

Mark Levine is the author of “F5: Devestation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the Twentieth Century.” He is an award-winning magazine writer who has contributed to the New Yorker, Outside and Men’s Journal and whose work has been included in the anthologies, “The Best American Magazine Writing,” “The Best American Sports Writing” and “The Best American Poetry.” The author of three books of poetry, he teaches poetry at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop.

Peter Gizzi
Peter Gizzi

Thursday, April 10, Student Union Building II, Rooms 1-2

Peter Gizzi is an award-winning poet whose books include “The Outernationale,” “Some Values of Landscape and Weather,” “Artificial Heart” and “Periplum and Other Poems 1987-92.” He has also published several limited-edition chapbooks, folios and artist books. His work has been translated into numerous languages. His honors include the Lavan Younger Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets (1994) and fellowships in poetry from the Rex Foundation (1993), Howard Foundation (1998), Foundation for Contemporary Arts (1999), and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2005). He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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