Past Events


Spring Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, February 22, 2021 11:55 PM
Online Location, PatriotWeb

The Spring 2021 graduation application is now available on Patriot Web. Students must apply to graduate by February 22, 2021 to have their names printed in the commencement program.

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Ethical Storytelling: Justice Based Workshop

Social Action and Integrative Learning

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Virtual through Zoom

Storytelling is a powerful tool in justice work. It can also be dangerous. For decades, volunteers have been traveling to communities that are not their own, working alongside organizations, and returning home with a story to tell. Because of the power differentials inherent in service work, the stories we tell, unless intentionally disrupted, can perpetuate harmful narratives about communities that welcome us in. In this workshop, we dive into the challenging concept of ethical storytelling in immersive service work, the dangers of perpetuating single-story narratives, and the power in sharing stories that ultimately contribute to dismantling systems of oppression.

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Fiction on the Fly

A creative event for alumni and friends of all ages!

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:00 PM
Zoom Event

Join CHSS alumni and explore the world of creative writing with assistant professor of English, and Mason alum Art Taylor, as he hosts an interactive and fun session for all ages. Featuring MFA in Creative Writing alumnus Matthew Norman and current third-year student Kyra Kondis. The audience will help select a sentence that will launch a story and a sentence that concludes it. Then these guest wordsmiths will be challenged to forge fiction on the fly. Audience members can also try their hand at the challenge. We'll hear some of your storytelling attempts, then listen to what our guest authors created. Non-writers are especially welcome. This event is part of the MFA in Creative Writing's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Mason Homecoming 2021.

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