Past Events


GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: A Late Style of Fire with Michele Poulos and Gregory Donovan

Film and Media Studies

Thursday, April 11, 2019 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Fenwick Library, Reading Room (Fenwick 2001)

The extraordinary writing career and sometimes troubled life of Larry Levis came to an abrupt halt when he died unexpectedly at age 49. A Late Style of Fire is a revealing chronicle of dedicated creative achievement as well as a sometimes cautionary tale. The film asks, “What is required of those who make a serious commitment to a life in art?”

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Visiting Writers Series Presents Jane Brox

Jane Brox’s fifth book, Silence, will be published in January 2019. Her most recent book, Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2010 by Time magazine.

Creative Writing

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, Reading Room

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Mason Professor Susan Tichy and MFA Alum J.K. Daniels

Creative Writing

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:30 PM
Fenwick Library, #2001

On the eve of her retirement, Mason’s Creative Writing Program celebrates one of its longest-serving and most celebrated professors, Susan Tichy. Tichy’s most recent collection, The Avalanche Path in Summer, takes her “life-long experience of walking in mountains and stirs into it a mix of ideas about mountains from the European and Chinese traditions.” She is also the author of five additional collections of poetry, including A Smell of Burning Starts the Day; The Hands in Exile, which was selected for the National Poetry Series; Bone Pagoda; Gallowglass; and Trafficke. Tichy will be joined by J.K. Daniels, whose book Wedding Pulls was selected by C.D. Wright for the New Southern Voices Poetry Prize and published by Hub City Press. A Mason MA and MFA graduate, she serves as the College Dean of Languages and the Annandale Campus Dean of Languages, Arts, & Social Sciences for Northern Virginia Community College.

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