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Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

Check Out Our Fall Newsletter!

The Fall 2019 issue of English Matters previews the new Laboratory for Scholarly and Civic Communication, Fall for the Book, and our upcoming Visiting Writers Series; welcomes new faculty; and celebrates the achievements of our faculty, alumni, and students in many directions.

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Rion Amilcar Scott: Fall Visiting Writer Series

Rion Amilcar Scott: Fall Visiting Writer Series

The Creative Writing Program welcomes short story master Rion Amilcar Scott, MFA ’08, as the first visiting writer of its fall series, with a public reading on Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fenwick Library Reading Room on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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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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