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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Tues March 26 7:30pm in the Johnson Center Cinema: Say Her Name focuses on the case of Sandra Bland, who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in Texas, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. Dashcam footage revealing her arrest went viral, leading to national protests. The film team followed the two-year case beginning shortly after Bland's death, exploring the questions of what really happened to her, and what we may learn from her tragedy.

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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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FAMS Courses Summer 2019

FAMS Courses Summer 2019

Registration begins March 25. Check out FAMS courses for Summer 2019. Online: Film and Video Forms, Introduction to Film, History of World Cinema, Business of Film, Global Horror Film. Classroom courses: Japanese Cinema, Gender, Race & Class in Media, Conflict, Terrorism, Human Rights.

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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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GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: The Unafraid with Heather Courtney

GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: The Unafraid with Heather Courtney

Thurs Feb 28, 7:30pm, Johnson Center Cinema The documentary follows the personal lives of three DACA students in Georgia, a state that has banned them from attending their top state universities and disqualifies them from receiving in-state tuition at any other public college. It shows us what it means to grow up both American and undocumented in the United States.

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