Poetry Daily finds new publishing home at Mason

Poetry Daily, a web-based journal launched in 1997 to promote poetry, has found a new home at George Mason University. The Poetry Daily Association, the nonprofit organization currently publishing the journal, has formed a new partnership with the Department of English’s Creative Writing Program and the George Mason University Libraries’ Publishing Group. Effective January 1, 2019, Mason faculty, staff, and students will take over the daily production of the journal here at Mason – an exciting opportunity for all involved.

The journal’s new editorial directors will be Sally Keith, professor of English, and Peter Streckfus, associate professor of English. Aaron McCollough, interim head of the Mason Publishing Group within the Mason Libraries, will serve as an associate editor of the journal, sharing his extensive publication and production experience. Keith, Streckfus, and McCollough are all published poets.

For additional information, please see the full press release from the Creative Writing Program. For your daily dose of poetry, visit http://poems.com/.

Mason Libraries to host second annual Digital Archives in the Commonwealth Summit

Mason Libraries is pleased to host the second annual Digital Archives in the Commonwealth Summit on Friday, November 30, 2018. A shared effort between the University of Virginia Law Library, George Mason University Libraries, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, the Summit will serve as a forum for the impressive efforts of those within the Commonwealth contributing to or interested in the digitization and interpretation of archival materials.

The summit will take place from 8:30am to 4pm in Fenwick Library 2001 and will be followed by a social hour at Oh, George! Registration for the conference is free. To view the full agenda and register, visit https://oieahc.wm.edu/events/conferences/supported/dasummit2018/.

Music Poster Contest!

Mason Undergraduate Students! Do you love music? Are you interested in music? Are you studying music? Enter the Music Poster Contest!

How to Enter

  • Create a display poster for Mason Libraries’ Music Library.
  • Do some biographical or historical research on a music topic of personal interest – choose a subject from any era or genre of music. Use the Music InfoGuide – infoguides.gmu.edu/music – as a starting point.
  • Then TELL a very short music-related story or EXPLAIN a music-related event on your poster.
  • Any Mason undergrad can submit an entry – no need to be a music major.
  • Stop by the Music Library, 2600 Fenwick, and look at the current exhibit for ideas of how the posters can be designed and are displayed.
  • Contest deadline: November 19, 2018. Winning posters will be displayed in the Music Library, 2600 Fenwick Library from December 3, 2018 to February 15, 2019.

Great Prizes!

  • Grand Prize = $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • 3 Runners-up = $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards

Details + More Information

  • Visit infoguides.gmu.edu/musicposter for complete details about your poster entry: font, layout, graphics, how to submit poster, etc.
  • Questions? Stop by and visit your friendly, approachable Music Librarian, Steve Gerber, 2604 Fenwick.