Today’s Fall for the Book Highlights

Posted: September 21, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Fall for the Book continues this week, with dozens of events planned each day through Thursday on the Fairfax Campus. Some of today’s highlights include:

2:30 p.m., Writing Center—Don Gallehr, associate professor in Mason’s English Department, offers guidance on using secularized Zen koans to aid the writing process.

3 p.m., Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III—Alumni Liam Callanan, author of The Cloud Atlas , and Caroline Kettlewell, author of Electric Dreams: One Unlikely Team of Kids and the Race to Build the Car of the Future, discuss their work.

4:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Room 116—Mark Satin, author of Radical Middle: The Politics We Need Now, discusses his award-winning book. It argues that conservatives and liberals alike are following the wrong path, and that only by uniting both extremes behind a “politics of creative problem-solving” will Americans—and America—accomplish anything positive and lasting.

6 p.m., Johnson Center, Room 116—Bob Edwards, award-winning former host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and soon-to-be host of XM Radio’s new morning show, discusses his latest book, Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism.

6 p.m., Center for the Arts, Grand Tier III—Mason’s MFA students host nonfiction readings by MFA professor Nick Reding, author of The Last Cowboys at the End of the World: The Story of the Gauchos of Patagonia, and MFA student Kimberly Burge.

7 p.m., Johnson Center News Center—Allan Stypeck and Mike Cuthbert, hosts of The Book Guys on National Public Radio, discuss book values, book collecting, and upcoming events in the world of books when they record an upcoming show live at George Mason.

7:30 p.m., Johnson Center Cinema—Lalo Alcaraz, Latino journalist, award-winning editorial cartoonist, and creator of the nationally syndicated comic “La Cucaracha,” delivers the keynote address for George Mason’s Hispanic Heritage Month.

For a full schedule of today’s activities, see the Fall for the Book web site. Other Fall for the Book sponsors are the Washington Post, WJLA-TV ABC 7, Fairfax County Public Library, City of Fairfax, Association of Writers and Writing Programs, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Dominion.

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