Visiting Nonfiction Writer Lyz Lenz—Thursday, February 21

Visiting Nonfiction Writer Lyz Lenz—Thursday, February 21

Journalist, essayist, memoirist, and more—nonfiction writer Lyz Lenz kicks off the Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2019 Visiting Writer Series on Thursday, February 21, hosted for the first time this year by George Mason University Libraries.

Lenz is the author of the forthcoming books Godland: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America and Belabored: Tales of Myth, Medicine, and Motherhood. She also has an essay in the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay.

Lenz is a contributing writer for the Columbia Journalism Review and the former managing editor for The Rumpus, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Buzzfeed, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Salon, and more.

Lenz’s reading will take place on Thursday, February 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Reading Room, Room 2001, Fenwick Library on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. The reading is open to the public.

Mark your calendars now for the full Visiting Writer Series this spring, with all readings in the Fenwick Reading Room:

* Rebecca Makkai (Fiction)—Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
* Ilya Kaminsky (Poetry)—Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
* Ed Roberson (Poetry)—Monday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
* Jane Brox (Nonfiction)—Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
* Jamel Brinkley (Fiction)—Friday, April 12, 5 p.m.