Mason Hosts a Variety of Visiting Writers

Posted: February 13, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk

George Mason University welcomes six writers to this spring as part of the Visiting Writers Series.

Poet C.D. Wright reads tonight. in the Concert Hall Grand Tier III. She has published nine collections of poetry including Deepstep Come Shining, Tremble, Just Whistle, and the forthcoming collection Steal Away: Selected and New Poems. Wright has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Bunting Institute.

She has been awarded the Witter Bynner Prize for Poetry from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Rhode Island Governor’s Award for the Arts. In 1994, Wright was named State Poet of Rhode Island, a five-year post. She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Brown University and is currently working on a documentary of Louisiana prisoners.

Other writers appearing this semester are:

  • Novelist Jane Vandenburgh on Monday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., in Johnson Center Assembly Room B.
  • Poet Honor Moore on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall Grand Tier III.
  • Nonfiction writer Jan Reid on Wednesday, Mar. 20, at 8 p.m. in Johnson Center, Room 116.
  • Novelist Elizabeth Strout on Monday, Mar. 25, at 8 p.m., in the Concert Hall Grand Tier III.
  • Poet Lisa Lewis on Thursday, Apr. 4, at 8 p.m., in Johnson Center, Assembly Room B.

For more information regarding the Visiting Writers Series, contact the Graduate Creative Writing Program at x31180 or

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