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Update from 2019 MFA Fellow Melissa Wade

Update from 2019 MFA Fellow Melissa Wade

2019 MFA Cheuse Center Grant Recipient Melissa Wade discusses her time abroad in France and Switzerland, where she researched choices made by those nearing the end of life for her novel, which centers on the travels of two brothers. One of which is seeking to end his life with the support of a death-with-dignity organization in Switzerland

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Welcoming Jennifer Nansubuga Mukambi

Welcoming Jennifer Nansubuga Mukambi

The Cheuse Center is absolutely thrilled to have had Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Mukambi for a full week since her May 17th arrival! Jennifer is a gifted novelist and short story writer whose novel, Kintu, has been called “The Great Africanstein Novel.” We are honored to welcome this writer of great depth, skill and compassion. She will be with Mason until May 4th, so please stay tuned for events and readings featuring Jennifer. Read her impressive bio below.

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Ahmed Naji

Ahmed Naji

On January 12th, the Virginia Center for Literary Arts (VCLA) Founding Director Sean Murphy and our own director, Matthew Davis, spoke with Egyptian journalist and novelist Ahmed Naji as their first co-sponsored event.

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