Past Events

Telling Migrant Stories

Telling Migrant Stories Workshop

September 17, 2021, 9:00 AM to September 18, 2021, 1:00 PM
Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall), #118

Telling Migrant Stories is a multidisciplinary workshop on migrant and refugee stories, sponsored by Mason’s Folklore Program, the Institute for Immigration Research, and the Center for the Study of Social Change, Institutions and Policy (SCIP). The two-day workshop will convene social science researchers, immigration policy professionals, and immigration activists to foster transdisciplinary conversations about migrant and refugee stories. This event welcomes researchers, policy professionals, activists, and Mason students. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Please RSVP by September 6 to reserve your spot.

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Love Stories

Love Stories

Thursday, February 18, 2021 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Virtual Zoom Event

Join the Folklore Roundtable for our annual Valentine's Day open mic storytelling event!

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Fiction on the Fly

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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