Past Events

Dec6

First Language Acquisition Poster Session

Linguistics

Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Research Hall, 163

Come join the students of LING 480/580 First Language Acquisition for their final poster presentations next Thursday, December 6th. Students will be sharing their semester research projects in a conference-style poster session that is open to the public. Come hear what they've been working on!

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Nov15

Poet Paul Legault on English-to-English Translation

Creative Writing

Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:00 PM
Fenwick Library Main Reading Room, Second Floor

Join us for a poetry reading and discussion of creative translation, namely English-to-English translation, by poet-translator Paul Legault. This is the first event of Worlds in Words, a 2018/19 series of readings and talks at Mason on the subject of literary translation.

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Nov8

Visiting Writers Series Presents Liam Callanan

Creative Writing

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, Reading Room

English 699 Workshop: 1-4 p.m., Robinson Hall B, Room 434; Reading: 7:30 p.m., Merten Hall, Room 1204 Liam Callanan is the winner of the 2017 George W. Hunt, SJ Prize in Arts, Letters & Journalism. He's the author of The Cloud Atlas, All Saints, Listen, and Paris by the Book. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of literary journals, including Gulf Coast, The New Haven Review, Tinge (where his story was named one of the Millions Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011 by storySouth), The Writers Chronicle, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Caketrain, failbetter and Phoebe. Liam is also the creator and co-executive producer of the Poetry Everywhere animated film series. He serves in the English department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and was previously its chair, as well as coordinator of its PhD program in creative writing.

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Nov8

Visiting Writers Series Presents Cynthia Marie Hoffman

Creative Writing

Thursday, November 8, 2018 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, Reading Room

Cynthia Marie Hoffman is the author of three full-length collections of poetry: Call Me When You Want to Talk About the Tombstones, Paper Doll Fetus, and Sightseer, as well as the chapbook Her Human Costume. Hoffman is the recipient of a Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, a Director’s Guest fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Wisconsin Arts Board. Her poems have appeared in The Believer, Pleiades, Fence, Blackbird, diode, The Journal, and elsewhere. Cynthia has taught creative writing and composition at George Mason University, the University of Wisconsin, and Edgewood College. She works at an electrical engineering firm in Madison, WI, where she lives with her husband and daughter.

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