Upcoming Events

Sep26

SCAR Presents: Chokehold: Policing Black Men, a talk by Paul Butler

Film and Media Studies

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5:40 PM
Arlington Campus Professional Center, Founders Hall Auditorium

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents the 29th Annual Vernon M. and Minnie I. Lynch Lecture. This year's theme focuses on race and social justice within the United States and will be delivered by Professor Paul Butler. The title of his talk is Chokehold: Policing Black Men. Weds, Sep 26, 2018 Founders Hall Auditorium

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Sep27

Visiting Writers Series Presents Cheston Knapp

Creative Writing

Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:30 PM
Johnson Center, Meeting Room G

English 699 Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Robinson Hall B, Room 434 Reading: 7:30 p.m., Johnson Center, Meeting Room G Cheston Knapp is the managing editor of Tin House and the author of Up Up, Down Down, essays which Jim Shepard called, “exhilarating and funny and endlessly smart on dads, fraternities, southerners, drinking games, retribution, tennis, the anxiety of influence, guilt, authenticity, UFO’s, aptronyms, revelation, uncertainty, nostalgia, diversity, identity, skateboarding, and community, and that’s just to start.

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Oct12

Visiting Writers Series Presents Marie-Helene Bertino

Creative Writing

Friday, October 12, 2018 6:00 PM
Research Hall, #163

English 699 Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Robinson Hall B, Room 474; Reading: 6 p.m., Research Hall, Room 163 Marie-Helene Bertino is the author of the novel 2 A.M. At The Cat’s Pajamas and the story collection Safe As Houses, which the New York Journal of Books called “a collection of short stories making reading a truly healing and memorable experience.” Her work has received The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Fellowship in Cork, Ireland, The O. Henry Prize, The Pushcart Prize, The Iowa Short Fiction Award, and has been featured on NPR's Selected Shorts. She teaches at NYU, The New School, and in the low-residency MFA program at Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

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Oct12

Visiting Writers Series Presents Jennifer Chang

Creative Writing

Friday, October 12, 2018 6:00 PM
Off-Campus Location, Epicure Café, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax

English 699 Workshop: 1-4 p.m., HUB Meeting Room, VIP III; Reading: 6 p.m., Epicure Café, 11104 Lee Highway, Fairfax Poet and scholar Jennifer Chang is the author of two books of poetry: The History of Anonymity selected for the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Poetry Series and was a finalist for the Shenandoah/ Glasgow Prize for Emerging Writers, and Some Say the Lark. In a review of The History of Anonymity for the Boston Review, critic Kristina Marie Darling observed, “While formally diverse, the collection is unified by an ongoing engagement with the natural world, with Chang often presenting forests, rivers, and vast seaside landscapes as loci for her speakers’ search for self-knowledge and authenticity.” Chang earned her MFA and PhD from the University of Virginia and teaches at George Washington University.

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Oct13

Visiting Writers Series Presents Jennifer Percy

Creative Writing

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Workshop: Friday, October 12, 1-4 p.m., Robinson Hall B, Room 434; Reading: Saturday, October 13, time/venue t.b.d. Jennifer Percy is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. She is the author of the nonfiction book Demon Camp which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Her work has taken her to places like Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Japan, and she was recognized by the Livingston Foundation in the category of international reporting for “Journalists under 35.” Her articles have been widely published in magazines like Harper's, The New York Times, Esquire, The New Republic, and elsewhere.

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Oct25

Visiting Writers Series Presents David Ferry

Creative Writing

Thursday, October 25, 2018 7:30 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), #1204

Workshop: Thursday, October 25, 1-4 p.m., Robinson Hall B, Room 434; Reading: Thursday, October 25, 7:30 p.m., Merten Hall, Room 1204; Translation discussion: Friday, October 26, 10 a.m., venue t.b.d. David Ferry is an acclaimed American poet and translator. His poetry collections include Dwelling Places (1993) and Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations (1999), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, and was a finalist for the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and the New Yorker Book Award. Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (2012), won the National Book Award for Poetry. Ferry’s translations, which include some of the world's major works of poetry including The Odes of Horace, and both The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil, are known for their fluency and grace. His translation of Virgil’s Aeneid was published in 2017.

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