Creative Writing Events Spring 2008

Feb. 1-29: British Council USA/Jenny McKean Moore Writer in Residence at GW: U.K. novelist, Nadeem Aslam (author of MAPS FOR LOST LOVERS and SEASON OF THE RAINBIRDS). In addition to visiting classes, leading a 700-series 1-credit one-month reading course, etc., Nadeem will participate in three public appearances at GW:

Feb. 7 — 7 PM, Marvin Center Amphitheatre: a solo reading

Feb. 14 — 8 PM, Marvin Center Amphitheatre: a joint reading with Indian novelist (and Math professor at UMBC) Manil Suri (author of THE DEATH OF VISHNU and THE AGE OF SHIVA [forthcoming, Feb. 2008])

TBD — a panel discussion (still working out the date & details)

Three more readings in our Jenny McKean Moore evening series of literary events:

April 3 — 8 PM, Marvin Center Amphitheatre: poet Vivian Shipley

April 10 — 8 PM, Marvin Center Amphitheatre: poets Bruce MacKinnon (author of MYSTERY SCHOOLS [Washington Writers’ Publishing House, 2007] and adjunct faculty in the English Dept.) and Stanley Plumly

April 17 — 8 PM, Marvin Center Amphitheatre: poet Jane Shore (GW faculty member, whose new book is due out in April, 2008)

The annual Mount Vernon Poetry Festival (an all-undergraduate poetry competition started nearly 30 years ago by the English Dept. faculty of the former Mount Vernon College), tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 18, 2008, in Post Hall on the Mount Vernon campus

Four readings in the “Jenny 2” series for local and experimental writers, all held 5-6 PM in the Visitor Center [Smith Hall, Academic Center]:

Jan. 23 playwrights Chris Stezin & Marti DaSilva
Feb. 13 poet Myra Sklarew
Mar. TBD fiction writer Tony Medina
April 16 fiction writers Deena Shehata & Kathy Abdul-Baki

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