2020 Festival Events

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Holiday Cookie Decorating Demonstration with Chef Peter Brett

Tuesday, December 8th 6:30 p.m. via Crowdcast

Past Events

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September Events

The Culture of Calamity with Cynthia Kierner

Friday, September 4th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

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Homecoming: Mason's Alumni Reading

Thursday, September 10th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

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Painted Worlds: When History and Fiction Blend

Friday, September 11th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Adia Harvey Wingfield Event

Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Wednesday, September 16th 4:30 p.m. via Crowdcast

Patriot of the World: Travel and Discovery with Robin Hemley

Thursday, September 17th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

David Marwell event

Unmasking the "Angel of Death" with David Marwell

Friday, September 18th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Tackling History: Historians vs. Journalists

Saturday, September 19th 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

Sexual Citizens: The Future of Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

Monday, September 21st 3 p.m. via Crowdcast

Phoebe Literary Journal Reading, Presented by phoebe

Monday, September 21st 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Feminism

Tuesday, September 22nd 1 p.m. via Crowdcast

Black Lives in America's History, Literature, and Present Day Culture with Keith Clark and Karla Slocum

Wednesday, September 23rd 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Poet Joan Naviyuk Kane in conversation with Mason MFA student Ana Pugatch and BFA alum Eli Vandegrift - Presented by Mason's Creative Writing​ Program and Mason Libraries​

Thursday, September 24th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

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Celebrating Susan Shreve and Mason's Creative Writing Program's 40th Anniversary

Friday, September 25th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Meet 1-on-1 With a phoebe Editor, Presented by phoebe

Saturday, September 26 7 p.m. via Zoom

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"All Women Everywhere:" Power and Teamwork with Abby Wambach

Monday, September 28th 1 p.m. via Crowdcast

Everything Inside: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

Wednesday, September 30th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

October Events

Technical Communication After the Social Justice Turn

Thursday, October 1st, 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Spy Pilot: The Cold War Controversy with Gary Powers, Jr.

Friday, October 2nd, 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

*This is a live event only, and will not be recorded*

The Extraordinary Educational Journey of Frederick Douglass

Saturday October 3rd, 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

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Digital Anthology: A Poetry Daily Reading with Carmen Giménez Smith, Peter Streckfus, Vivek Narayanan, and Sandra Lim

Monday, October 5th, 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award Ceremony

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30 p.m. via Crowdcast

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There, There: A Conversation with Tommy Orange

Wednesday, October 7th, 7:30 p.m. via Crowdcast

Literary Oases with Marjan Kamali

Thursday, October 8th, 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

Rainbow Rowell Answers: What Happens After the Chosen One Saves the Day?

Friday, October 9th, 7:30 p.m. via Crowdcast
*Live Event Only - No recording will be available*

Tips and Tricks for Compelling Creative Writing with L.M. Elliott

Saturday, October 10th, 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

Remembering the Revolutionary: Featuring the works of Dr. Toni Morrison, Chinua Achebe and John R. Lewis

Tuesday, October 13th, 6:15 p.m. via YouTube

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On Lighthouses and the Act of Belonging

Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, October 16th, 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

What We Talk About When We Talk About Intersectional Feminist Publishing

Saturday, October 17th, 3 p.m. via Zoom

Climates of Change Electronic Literature Panel

Monday, October 19th, 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

Ivelisse Rodriguez event

Love War Stories with Ivelisse Rodriguez

Tuesday, October 20th, 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

Call & Response: Structures Artist Panel- Presented by School of Art

Wednesday, October 21st, 6 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

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The Beck Environmental Lecture: All We Can Save

Wednesday, October 21st, 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

Dan Beachy-Quick event

Recovery and Harm: Poet Dan Beachy-Quick

Thursday, October 22nd, 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

On Writing Trauma: Genre-Bending with Nikki Grimes, Grace Talusan, Sonja Solter, and Alysia Lin Yinng Sawchyn

Friday, October 23rd, 3 p.m. via Crowdcast

Dispossession and Discovery: Aboriginal Novelist Tara June Winch

Monday, October 26th, 4:30 p.m. via Crowdcast

Teach Living Poets with Fairfax Poet Laureate Nicole Tong and Kimiko Hahn

Thursday, October 29th, 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

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Upending Injustice: Women and the Supreme Court

Friday, October 30th, 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Halloween Special: The Curious and Chilling History of Shapeshifters

Saturday, October 31st, 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

November Events

Nonfiction writer Michele Morano in conversation with Professor Kyoko Mori - Presented by Mason's Creative Writing Program and Mason Libraries

Thursday, November 5th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

In Search of What is Lost

In Search of What is Lost

Friday, November 6th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

The Cost of Inclusion

Monday, November 9th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Poetry Night In

Tuesday, November 10th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

The Missing Soldiers of the Vietnam War: Conversations with Sarah Wagner

Thursday, November 12th 1 p.m. via Crowdcast

Novelist Laura Sims in conversation with Professor Courtney Brkic - Presented by Mason's Creative Writing Program and Mason Libraries

Thursday, November 12th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

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Music, Masterworks, and Mourning

Friday, November 13th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

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Jayla Jumps In: Community and Double Dutch

Saturday, November 14th 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

Women and Leadership in College

Monday, November 16th 11 a.m. via Crowdcast

More Than a Game: The Meaning of Sports in Turbulent Times

Tuesday, November 17th 12 p.m. via Crowdcast

Call & Response: Structures Literary Reading - Presented by School of Art

Tuesday, November 17th 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Webinar

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A Conversation with Robert Putnam

Tuesday, November 17th 3 p.m. via Zoom

15 Minute Mindfulness

Wednesday, November 18th 12:15 p.m. via YouTube

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Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Friday, November 20th 9:30 a.m. via Zoom

It's About to Get Real: High School, Heartache, and Searching for Home

Friday, November 20th 3 p.m. via Crowdcast

Re-Imagining the Classics with Madeline Miller and Emily Wilson

Friday, November 20th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast

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