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Spring 2019 Contest Winners

Spring 2019 Contest Winners

Mason's Creative Writing Program announced the winners of its annual spring writing contests. Ten lucky writers -- representing a mix of undergraduate and graduate students -- were awarded $500 each. The ten contests cover fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and many were established by Mason's acclaimed alumni authors and favorite former professors.

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Art Taylor Wins Edgar Award

Art Taylor Wins Edgar Award

Congratulations to Art Taylor, associate professor and assistant director of the Creative Writing Program, on winning the Edgar Allan Poe Award for his short story “English 398: Fiction Workshop."

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New Leaves 2019, April 8 - 12

New Leaves 2019, April 8 - 12

With visiting writers in three genres, a celebration for a long-time faculty member’s retirement, an afternoon workshop and panel discussion, and a documentary film screening, this year’s New Leaves Conference focuses on all aspects of writing: the craft, the business, and the life of the writer.

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Mason at AWP: March 27-30

Mason at AWP: March 27-30

Mason’s Creative Writing Program will be hosting two events at this year’s AWP Conference in Portland Oregon: a reception on Thursday, March 28, honoring Robert Bausch, an alumni and professor, and a breakfast get-together on Friday, March 29, for alumni, faculty, and students.

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Visiting Poet Ilya Kaminsky—Thursday, March 21

Visiting Poet Ilya Kaminsky—Thursday, March 21

Award-winning poet Ilya Kaminsky, celebrating his new book Deaf Republic, visits George Mason University on Thursday, March 21, at part of the Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2019 Visiting Writer Series, hosted for the first time this semester by George Mason University Libraries.

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Poetry Daily Editorial Board

Poetry Daily Editorial Board

Poetry Daily recently announced the formation of a 16-poet editorial board to help steer the content and features of the 21-year-old online journal. 

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Visiting Fiction Writer Rebecca Makkai—Thursday, February 28

Visiting Fiction Writer Rebecca Makkai—Thursday, February 28

Novelist and short story writer Rebecca Makkai, author most recently of The Great Believers, visits George Mason University on Thursday, February 28, at part of the Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2019 Visiting Writer Series, hosted for the first time this semester by George Mason University Libraries.

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