Last weekend, Steve Goodwin hosted the first fiction dinner of the Spring 2008 semester. We talked about the history of the Mason MFA program, the thesis portion of our degree, and life after the MFA: different ways that we, as alumni, can remain within the writing field, often involving writing non-fiction. We also talked about memoir-writing, and Steve read to us from The Liars' Club. If you've ever met Steve, you'll know he has a wit that's irresistible; he had us exploding with laughter every 5 to 7 minutes. Thanks to Priyanka, David R, and Steve for making this event possible.
There are three more fiction dinners planned for this semester, to be hosted in turn by Bill Miller, Alan Cheuse, and Kyoko Mori (in a combined fiction-non-fiction dinner). Stay tuned for more information.
The last image in this series illustrates how much fun we had all night: