Casey Cep is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, which was a New York Times best-seller and named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, The Economist, TIME, and President Barack Obama.
Lawrence Weschler, longtime New Yorker staff writer and author of Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, speaks in Fenwick Library as part of the Creative Writing Program's Visiting Writers Series.
St. Ninian’s is divested of human habitation. Not much remains of its 12th-century chapel nor of its last inhabitants, whose exodus occurred as the world eked into the 19th century. All that can be found here today are a few herds of locally owned sheep and an immense number of rabbits.
George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program joins Mason’s University Libraries and Watershed Lit in presenting the Spring 2023 Visiting Writers Series, which will feature two writers each in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
Helon Habila talks with Mason President Gregory Washington about his process of combining compelling narratives and characters with current examples of oppression and exploitation, and how his factual account of the 2014 kidnapping in Nigeria of 276 young girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram forced him to confront his homeland as he had never seen it.