Ted Conover Joins Visiting Writers Series Thursday, February 25

The Creative Writing Program's Spring 2021 Visiting Writers Series continues Thursday, February 25, with a virtual event featuring nonfiction writer Ted Conover.

The event begins at 7 p.m. on Crowdcast. The series is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in conjunction with Mason’s University Libraries, and books will be for sale through One More Page Books in Arlington, VA.

Ted Conover is the author of six books, most recently Immersion: A Writer’s Guide to Going Deep. He is best-known for Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, an account of his ten months spent working as a corrections officer at New York’s Sing Sing prison. Newjack won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Conover’s other books include Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes, Coyotes: A Journey Across Borders with America’s Mexican Migrants, Whiteout, and The Routes of Man. A Marshall Scholar, Conover is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Amherst and of a Guggenheim Fellowship; he has also taught at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He writes for the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, and many other publications. His most recent article is “The Last Frontier,” the cover story of the August 2019 Harper’s Magazine. Conover is a professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

Register for the event at Crowdcast here.

Additional events ahead in this year's Visiting Writers Series: