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In his memoir, Notorious, Raphael Rowe details the twelve years he spent wrongly incarcerated for crimes including murder. After overturning his convictions in 2000, he became the first person of mixed race with dreadlocks to report for the BBC. Rowe is now the host of Netflix’s docuseries Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons bringing his understanding of the physical and emotional scars prisons can inflict on human beings from high tech lockdowns in Greenland to the dangerously overcrowded and underfunded prisons of the Philippines and South Africa. Rowe will be in conversation with David Skarbek, author of The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World.
A master of mystery and suspense, Jo Nesbø has shocked readers worldwide with his chilling Harry Hole novels — The Redeemer and The Snowman, and other fast-paced thrillers like The Kingdom. Now he’s back with a sinister collection: The Jealousy Man and Other Stories, filled with twisted minds, unscrupulous lovers, and heartrending fate.
Fact and fiction blend together in these two novels of female survival during wartime. In Suzanne Feldman’s, The Sisters of the Great War, two Baltimore sisters rely on their bond to survive the devastation of WWI Belgium as Ruth fulfills her unorthodox dream of becoming a doctor, and Elise discovers her place as a queer woman on the war front. Pam Jenoff’s The Woman with the Blue Star, is a gripping story set in Krakow during WWII as Ella, an affluent Polish teenager, aids Sadie, a Jewish girl her same age, who is hiding in the sewers below.
Just in time for Halloween, three writers weave tales that will thrill and chill you as illustrator Andrea Tsurumi brings their stories to life through her drawings. Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing But Blackened Teeth takes the classic haunted house story and flips it on its head. Julya Oui’s Taiping Tales of Terror are campfire tales about gruesome creatures that serve as an homage to the writer’s hometown and her favorite horror writers. Isabel Yap’s collection of 13 sci fi, fabulist and horror stories, Never Have I Ever, surrounds readers with spells, tales, and urban legends.
Monday, November 1, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Meet us online to hear from current students (one student from each genre and representing each year); faculty from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; Mason Creative Writing's MFA program director, and the English Department's graduate admissions coordinator (herself an MFA alum). We will talk about our program's opportunities, the application process, funding, the new Watershed Lit center, and have time to answer questions!
Poet Myung Mi Kim will read from her work and be in conversation with Mason BFA alumna Alaina Johansson. Kim is the author of Civil Bound, Penury, Commons, DURA, The Bounty, and Under Flag, winner of The Multicultural Publisher’s Exchange Award of Merit. The series is hosted by Mason’s Creative Writing Program, University Libraries, and Watershed Lit.
Thursday, December 16, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Eagle Bank Arena
George Mason University will hold Winter Graduation ceremonies on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at EagleBank Arena. The ceremony for CHSS, the Schar School, the Carter School, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Antonin Scalia Law School will take place at 10:00 am.