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Social Media: Marketing Optics Workshop

Join us to learn more about using social media to market your business or product effectively. More information about the workshop, including date, time, and location can be found here. 

Book signing by visiting writer Porochista Khakpour at George's at the Johnson Center. Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services/George Mason UniversityCreative Writing Program: Visiting Writers Series

Rebecca Makkai 

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, recently named a finalist for the National Book Award; The Borrower; The Hundred-Year House; and the collection Music for Wartime—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. The recipient of a 2014 NEA Fellowship, Rebecca has taught at the Tin House Writers’ Conference and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and is currently on the faculty of the MFA programs at Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University. She is the artistic director of StoryStudio Chicago. 

The reading is open to the public. More information about the event, including date, time, and location, can be found here. Mark your calendars now for the full Visiting Writers Series this spring. 

Lyz Lenz

Journalist, essayist, memoirist, and more—nonfiction writer Lyz Lenz kicks off the Creative Writing Program’s Spring 2019 Visiting Writers Series, hosted for the first time by George Mason University Libraries. 

Lenz is the author of the forthcoming books Godland: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America and BelaboredTales of Myth, Medicine, and Motherhood. She also has an essay in the anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay. 

Lenz is a contributing writer for the Columbia Journalism Review and the former managing editor for The Rumpus, and her writing has appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostBuzzfeedThe GuardianMarie ClaireSalon, and more. 

The reading is open to the public. More information about the event, including date, time, and location, can be found here. Mark your calendars now for the full Visiting Writers Series this spring. 

Mason’s Creative Writing Program offers the Visiting Writers Series each semester. The events are hosted by Mason Libraries. 


Posted: February 6, 2019