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Tuckey's Poetry is Socially Engaging

Tuckey's Poetry is Socially Engaging

Creative writing (MFA) graduate Melissa Tuckey, a poet, has appeared in several prominent publications and has a chapbook, “Rope as Witness.” She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Ohio Arts Council and the D.C. Commission on Arts and Humanities, as well as a residency at Blue Mountain Center. She is also the co-founder of Split This Rock Poetry Festival where she freely exercises her political aspirations.

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Fiction Writer Cheuse Shared Tips at Vision Series

Fiction Writer Cheuse Shared Tips at Vision Series

Alan Cheuse, an acclaimed novelist, critic and professor, appeared at George Mason’s Center for the Arts on April 20. National Public Radio's longtime “voice of books,” Cheuse was the eighth and final speaker in the university’s “Vision Series” – an eight month series of lectures that sheds light on the real world research and creativity that takes place every day on Mason’s campus.

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Nonfiction Memoir By MFA Graduate

Nonfiction Memoir By MFA Graduate

Wendy Bilen, MFA '06, has had a memoir, Finding Josie, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society. "Much more than mere memoir or family history, this dual story about Bilen's journey illuminates the surprising ways our lives intersect with our ancestors'. An extraordinary story about a seemingly ordinary woman, Finding Josie will inspire readers to explore their own family history in their own way."

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Congratulations to Laura Ellen Scott

Congratulations to Laura Ellen Scott

Laura Ellen Scott, MFA ’93, has had a flurry of success recently. “From Laura’s Pocket Guide…” was published in Hobart; “Exoskeletal”was published in Behind the Wainscot; “Felly Stories” was published in Storyglossia; “Do you know what it means to miss,” an excerpt from her novel-in-progress, was published in Juked; “Render, or to transmit to another” was published in the December issue of elmmae; and she has stories forthcoming in the “future” issue of Barrelhouse and in the anthology Gravity Dancers: More Fiction from Washington Area Women.

Two debut poetry collections by two recent graduates of George Mason University's MFA Program are now available.

Two debut poetry collections by two recent graduates of George Mason University's MFA Program are now available.

Two Minutes of Light by Nancy K. Pearson was chosen by Marie Howe as winner of the 2008 Perugia Press Prize. Other Latitudes by Brian Brodeur was chosen by Stephen Dunn as winner of the 2007 Akron Poetry Series.

Second Novel for MFA Alum

Second Novel for MFA Alum

Author of The Lake, the River & the Other Lake (Pantheon), Steve Amick, has a second novel Nothing But a Smile (Pantheon), due out in March 2009. "It's 1944 and Wink Dutton, a former illustrator for Stars and Stripes has returned to Chicago after an injury to his drawing hand gets him an unwanted discharge from the service.

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