Melanie Brooks at GMU

George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program joins Watershed Lit and Mason’s University Libraries in presenting the Spring 2024 Visiting Writers Series.

Writers will meet for afternoon workshops with students from Mason’s MFA program in creative writing and will then participate in programs that same evening—open to the public, with readings and conversations hosted by Mason’s creative writing community.

All evening programs will begin at 7:30 p.m.—in person in the Fenwick Library Reading Room on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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About The Author

Melanie Brooks is the author of A Hard Silence: One Daughter Remaps Family, Grief, And Faith When HIV/AIDS Changes It All (Vine Leaves Press, 2023) and Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma (Beacon Press, 2017). She teaches professional writing at Northeastern University and narrative medicine in the MFA program at Bay Path University in Massachusetts and creative writing at Nashua Community College in New Hampshire. She earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast writing program. Her work has been published in Psychology Today, the HuffPost, Yankee Magazine, the Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, and other notable publications.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Fenwick Library Reading Room
George Mason University
A Hard Silence: One daughter remaps family, grief, and faith when HIV/AIDS changes it all By Melanie Brooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9783988320209
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Published: Vine Leaves Press - September 12th, 2023

Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma By Melanie Brooks Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807078815
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Published: Beacon Press - February 7th, 2017