988 Spring 2019 Discussion with Visiting Author and Director from George Mason’s International Writer’s Center
Tuesday, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 30
United Christian Parish Reston
Instructor: Matt Davis
The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center at George Mason University facilitates the exchange of international creative writers and writing in order to help foster tolerance and understanding in our interconnected world. Enjoy a presentation by visiting Ugandan novelist and writer Jennifer Makumbi. She is the author of the novel Kintu and the forthcoming collection of short stories Manchester Happened. Kintu has won numerous international prizes, and Jennifer herself has won the prestigious Windaham-Campbell Prize from Yale University. She will be in conversation with Cheuse Center Director Matthew Davis about her work and life.
Matt Davis is an award-winning writer with an MFA in creative writing from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a Fulbright Fellow to Syria and Jordan; a Tom and Mary Gallagher Fellow at the Black Mountain Institute at University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and is currently an Eric and Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America in Washington, DC.