Nonfiction writer Lise Funderburg will visit Mason virtually on Thursday, November 11, as part of the Fall 2021 Visiting Writers Series. In a Crowdcast event at 7:30 that evening, Funderburg will be in conversation with Mason professor Kyoko Mori. The series is hosted by Mason’s Creative Writing Program, University Libraries, and Watershed Lit.
Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She studied at Reed College and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, National Geographic, Salon, The Nation, More, and The Chattahoochee Review. Her latest book is Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents, a collection of all-new work by 25 writers. Her previous book was Pig Candy: Taking My Father South, Taking My Father Home, which was chosen as the Drexel University Freshman Read in 2012. Funderburg’s first book was a prescient collection of oral histories, 1994’s Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk about Race and Identity, the first book to explore the lives of adult children of black-white unions. Black, White, Other, expanded and re-released on its 20th anniversary, has become a core text in the study of American multiracial identity. Funderburg has been awarded residencies at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Thurber House, and Blue Mountain, among others, and she won a Nonfiction Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and teaches at the Paris Writers’ Workshop.
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Mark your calendars as well for the final event of the visiting writers series:
- Thursday, November 18: Priyanka Champaneri (fiction) in conversation with Mason Professor Alexia Arthurs
October 28, 2021