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Kochland: A Conversation

Kochland: A Conversation

On October 30th at 4:30 p.m., we will welcome award-wining journalist Christopher Leonard to George Mason’s campus, where he will be in conversation with George Mason professor and Pulitzer-Prize winner Steve Pearlstein about Chris’s new book Kochland, about the rise of Koch Industries.

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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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Second Annual Day of Translation

Second Annual Day of Translation

On Thursday, September 27, we are proud to produce our second Day of Translation in conjunction with the Center for the Art of Translation. This Day brings together a dozen literary translators from across the globe to George Mason’s campus for a day-long series of events and panels centered around the art of literary translation.

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Kim Thuy Visits Mason

Kim Thuy Visits Mason

On Wednesday, September 12, the Cheuse Center is proud to welcome Canadian writer Kim Thuy as part of the George Mason English Department’s Lunch Series. She will be discussing the difference between immigrant and refugee literature in the Johnson Center, Room 240A.

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The Annapolis Book Festival

The Annapolis Book Festival

We are pleased to announce that the Cheuse Center will participate in the Annapolis Book Festival on Saturday, April 28. The Annapolis Book Festival is a free, day-long event in its 16th year that attracts over 3,000 visitors to the Key School in Annapolis, Maryland. The Cheuse Center is honored to be partnering with ABF on an exciting event that begins at 2:00.

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Life without Writing

Life without Writing

What role does writing play in our lives? Professionals from three different fields (history, journalism, law) discuss the importance of writing in the 21st century. In Spanish and English. Thursday, March 29, from 12:00-1:15 PM

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An Evening with Mikkel Rosengaard

An Evening with Mikkel Rosengaard

On Thursday, March 29, the Cheuse Center welcomes back Mikkel Rosengaard. Mikkel and Cheuse Center director Matthew Davis will be in conversation at 6:30 at East City Bookshop at 645 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, in Washington, DC.

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An Evening with Kareem Abdulrahman

An Evening with Kareem Abdulrahman

On Tuesday, March 27, the Cheuse Center welcomes Kurdish translator Kareem Abdulrahman. Kareem will be in conversation with Slate Magazine’s foreign affairs columnist Joshua Keating at 7:00 at Solid State Books, 600 H Street, NE in Washington, DC. They will discuss Kareem’s remarkable translation of the Kurdish novel I Stared at the Night of the City, the first novel ever translated from Kurdish to English.

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An Evening with Jesus Carrasco

An Evening with Jesus Carrasco

On Monday, March 26, the Cheuse Center and George Mason University will welcome Spanish novelist Jesus Carrasco. Carrasco will be in conversation with local novelist Gabrielle Fuentes at 7:00 at DuPont Underground, 1500 19th Street, NW in Washington, DC

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Glowing New York Times review for Mikkel Rosengaard's first novel In The Media

Glowing New York Times review for Mikkel Rosengaard's first novel

Mikkel Rosengaard, one of the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center's visiting international writers, received a stellar review in the NY Times for his first novel, The Invention of Ana - edited while he was a fellow at Mason. He will read from the novel on Thurs, March 29, at 6:30 at East City Bookshop in Washington, D.C.

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World Press Photo Event

World Press Photo Event

The Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C. invites you to a unique evening of photography, literature and discussion on freedom of the press Monday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m. 

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Towards a Post Internet Literature

Towards a Post Internet Literature

As part of his residency at the Cheuse Center, Danish novelist and art essayist Mikkel Rosengaard will be speaking about how the pervasiveness of digital culture is impacting literature and visual art.

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An Evening With Amy Tan

An Evening With Amy Tan

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center, in conjunction with Sixth & I Synagogue and Politics and Prose Bookstore, welcomes acclaimed writer Amy Tan. Amy will be in conversation with Deborah Tannen about her new book, Where the Past Begins.

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Toni Sala Visits The Cheuse Center

Toni Sala Visits The Cheuse Center

THIS WEEK: The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center is pleased to welcome our first writer in residence, Catalan writer Toni Sala. Join him September 20 to learn more about the upcoming Catalan independence vote.

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An evening with Richard Ford

An evening with Richard Ford

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University will present an evening with acclaimed American novelist Richard Ford. One of the preeminent writers working in the United States, Ford will be in conversation with Maureen Corrigan of NPR's "Fresh Air" about his new memoir Between Them.

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Cheuse's legacy lives on in new center

Cheuse's legacy lives on in new center

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center will encourage Mason's graduate creative writing students to study abroad, offer a home for established writers with residencies at Mason, and provide a hub for diverse conversations about art, literature and international issues, said Matthew Davis, the center’s founding director.

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