English Department Announces Visiting Writer Events

Posted: September 25, 2006 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.

Two of the writers are featured in October as part of Mason’s Fall for the Book festival.

The readings and receptions are free and open to the Mason community. All events will be held in the Center for the Arts, Grand Tier (third floor), except where noted.

Tuesday, Oct. 3—Will Blythe (nonfiction), the former literary editor for Esquire and a noted freelance journalist, will discuss at 7:30 p.m. his latest book, part-journalism, part-memoir: “To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever: A Thoroughly Obsessive, Intermittently Uplifting and Occasionally Unbiased Account of the Duke-North Carolina Basketball Rivalry.” A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. on the second-floor mezzanine of the Center for the Arts. This event is part of Fall for the Book.

Wednesday, Oct. 4—Nick Arvin (fiction), author of “In the Electric Eden” will read at 6 p.m. from his debut novel, “Articles of War,” recently named one of the Books of the Year by Esquire. A reception begins at 5 p.m. This event is part of Fall for the Book.

Monday, Oct. 30—Maud Casey (fiction), author of the novels “The Shape of Things to Come” and “Genealogy” and the story collection “Drastic,” will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2—Martin Corless-Smith (poetry), author of the collections “Swallows,” “Nota,” “Complete Travels” and “Of Piscator,” will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7—Larry Colton (nonfiction), author of “Goat Brothers and Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball and Honor on the Little Big Horn,” will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m.

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