Spring Edible Book Festival

March 12, 2020: THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

On April 1, celebrate the book arts through food! Mason Libraries’ Edible Book Festival features creative culinary projects inspired by books and stories. Entrants compete in fun prize categories – visitors eat the results!

Spring 2020 Festival Schedule

Monday, March 23         Edible Book Entry Deadline

Wednesday, April 1 | Festival Day | 1014 A+B Fenwick Library

  • 11 a.m. – 12 :30 p.m. ~ Edible Book public viewing + voting
  • 12:30 p.m. ~ Award Ceremony
  • 12:30 – 2 p.m. ~ Eat + enjoy the Edible Books

DiSC Research Connections: Noel Johnson

March 12 , 2020: THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

Join us for the next DiSC Research Connections presentation on Tuesday, March 24, 3 – 4 p.m. Noel Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Economics will present “Using GIS to Uncover the History of Persecution and Toleration in Europe” in 2001 Fenwick Library (Main Reading Room). This event is hosted by Mason Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC).

For most of European history, religious minorities were in a precarious position. Toleration was conditional and could fall apart quite easily. Jewish communities, for example, were more likely to be persecuted when environmental shocks such as the Black Death or bad weather occurred. Dr. Johnson will discuss how tools from GIS have played a vital role in his study of religious minorities in Europe and the gradual emergence of religious freedom.

For more information, please contact Wendy Mann, datahelp@gmu.edu

Visiting Writer Series: Kaveh Akbar, Poet

March 13, 2020: THIS EVENT IS CANCELED

Poet Kaveh Akbar is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf. He is also the author of a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic. Akbar is the recipient of the Levis Reading Prize, Pushcart Prize, Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, and Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. He’s the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. With Sarah Kay and Claire Schwartz, he writes a weekly column for the Paris Review called “Poetry RX.” Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. His poems appear in The New YorkerPoetry, PBS NewsHour, The New RepublicBest American PoetryThe New York Times, and elsewhere.

Mason’s Creative Writing Program welcomes Visiting Writers in poetry, fiction and nonfiction to give readings and craft talks during fall and spring semesters. The series is hosted by Mason Libraries. For more information, contact Professor Art Taylor, 703-993-1160, etaylori@gmu.edu