On Thursday, November 21, Andre Perry, author of the just-released collection Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, will meet with MFA students for an afternoon workshop and then give a public reading of his work at 7:30 p.m. in the Reading Room (Room 2001) of Fenwick Library on Mason's Fairfax Campus—all part of the Creative Writing Program's Visiting Writer Series, co-presented by Mason Libraries.
Perry lived in post-dot-com crash San Francisco in the early 2000s. He worked first in tech and advertising before becoming a middle-school teacher. At night, he navigated the local independent music scene, playing in several bands and producing events for artists across mediums. After moving to Iowa City in 2005, he co-founded the Midwest edition of the week-long music and literature gathering Mission Creek Festival. He continues to work on the festival as well as other arts and community-building projects. He teaches periodically at the University of Iowa and has worked closely with the Association for Performing Arts Professionals. He also writes and plays music.
Book sales and a signing will be part of the November 21 events. And check back at creativewriting.gmu.edu soon for a list of our Visiting Writers for Spring 2020.
November 11, 2019