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Nonfiction alum Mike Scalise publishes his memoir, The Brand New Catastrophe

Nonfiction alum Mike Scalise publishes his memoir, The Brand New Catastrophe

Publication date January 31, 2017. After a ruptured pituitary tumor leaves Mike Scalise with the hormone disorder acromegaly at age 24, he must navigate a new, alien world of illness maintenance. His mother, who has a chronic heart condition and a flair for drama, serves as a complicated model. A moving, funny exploration of how we define ourselves by the stories we choose to tell.

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Mason Creative Writing & More at AWP

Mason Creative Writing & More at AWP

AWP comes to D.C. for its 50th anniversary and its annual conference, and Mason is there as a major sponsor. Alums, faculty and students appear on conference panels and at off-site events, and the creative writing program and some of its community partners have three spaces in the Bookfair. Here’s where you’ll find us and when.

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