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Visiting Writers Series • Spring 2023

Visiting Writers Series • Spring 2023

George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program joins Mason’s University Libraries and Watershed Lit in presenting the Spring 2023 Visiting Writers Series, which will feature two writers each in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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Helon Habila in conversation with Mason President Gregory Washington

Helon Habila in conversation with Mason President Gregory Washington

Helon Habila talks with Mason President Gregory Washington about his process of combining compelling narratives and characters with current examples of oppression and exploitation, and how his factual account of the 2014 kidnapping in Nigeria of 276 young girls by the terrorist group Boko Haram forced him to confront his homeland as he had never seen it.

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Jaime Goh wins Robert Raymond Scholarship

Jaime Goh wins Robert Raymond Scholarship

Jaime Goh, a first-year MFA student in Creative Writing, has been named the recipient of this year’s Robert Raymond Scholarship, encouraging students who contribute to the MFA program’s diversity.

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Allen Johnson honored with distinguished alumni award

Allen Johnson honored with distinguished alumni award

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Allen Johnson, BA English '99, with the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award in African and African American Studies. Johnson has been a dynamic and proven expert in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Real Estate community for more than 20 years. 

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Gregory W. Fowler honored with distinguished alumni award

Gregory W. Fowler honored with distinguished alumni award

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to honor Gregory W. Fowler, MA English '95, with the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award in English. Fowler is a distinguished scholar and administrator, he is a leader in developing innovative learning models and experiences for adult and nontraditional populations around the world.

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Folklore Roundtable Recap

Folklore Roundtable Recap

The Folklore Roundtable, companion student organization to the folklore program, had a busy fall on campus and coordinated several events in the hopes to get to know the Mason community better.

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