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Screen Cultures broadens scope

Screen Cultures broadens scope

In Spring 2023, Mason’s Film and Media Studies program was rebranded Screen Cultures, but more than a simple renaming, this shift recognized and celebrated the breadth and complexity of the program’s missions and its goals—as a concentration within the English Department or as an interdisciplinary minor in partnership with various departments.

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MFA students Chelsea Lebron and Jaime Goh lead Creative Writing courses for the Mason Community Arts Academy

MFA students Chelsea Lebron and Jaime Goh lead Creative Writing courses for the Mason Community Arts Academy

This February, MFA students Chelsea Lebron and Jaime Goh will be teaching creative writing courses for the Mason Community Arts Academy, the community arts education division of George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. For the first time at Mason, MFA teaching assistants were given the opportunity to apply to teach a creative writing course of their own design for the academy.

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MFA Alum Champaneri Receives $25K NEA Fellowship

MFA Alum Champaneri Receives $25K NEA Fellowship

Priyanka Champaneri (BA '05, MFA '10) was named one of 35 recipients of a 2024 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts. Creative Writing Fellowships of $25,000 are awarded in alternating years in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry, giving recipients the time and space to create, revise, conduct research, and connect with readers.

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Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series

Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series

The Creative Writing Program's Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series will welcome poets Sandra Lim and James Allen Hall, novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff, and memoirist Melanie Brooks.

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Dzaleka Art Project: Arts in a Refugee Camp in Malawi

Dzaleka Art Project: Arts in a Refugee Camp in Malawi

Dr. Lisa Gilman, Professor of Folklore and English at George Mason University and IIR Faculty Affiliate, has released the Dzaleka Art Project website. The art project is a community-based collaborative project by and about the arts and artists living as refugees in the Dzaleka camp in Malawi.

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Poetry Daily and Juvenile Detention Center Students Dream Big

Poetry Daily and Juvenile Detention Center Students Dream Big

We are thrilled to announce the third year of Poetry Alive!, a program that seeks to uplift and empower students at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in their creative writing through interactive classes focused on contemporary poetry. Made possible through funding by ArtsFairfax, the 2024 program will allow JDC student poets to collaborate with visiting writers and three teaching fellows from George Mason University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Nicholas Ritter, Katey Funderburgh, and Chelsea Lebron.

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Jian DeLeon honored with distinguished alumni award

Jian DeLeon honored with distinguished alumni award

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Jian DeLeon, BA English, '08, with the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award in English. DeLeon is the men's fashion director at Nordstrom, where he oversees all aspects of the menswear business.

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