Fall for the Book Volunteers

Fall for the Book 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks for volunteering with Fall for the Book! The event takes place October 10-12, 2019. Events are at George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, located at 4400 University Drive, and at other locations throughout Northern Virginia. More details are available at fallforthebook.org.

The events which are located off of the George Mason campus are highlighted with an **. Be sure to note this before signing up. All of the highlighted events are in Fairfax, Virginia within 10-15 minutes' drive from the George Mason campus.

When you select a slot you are committing to the entire time of the event. If you are available for more than one slot, we are very happy to have your help. However, please only sign up for back-to-back slots if they are in the same room. (We may be able to make some exceptions to this on Saturday at the Merten Hall events only). Alternatively, you can sign up for an event and then a slot at the Main desk.

If you would love to volunteer but cannot find a slot that suits you, please contact us at [email protected] and we will see how we can help you join our team.

Volunteer duties will vary depending on the event and venue, however, they may include:

  • Setting up chairs
  • Distributing flyers
  • Providing guests with directions and other information
  • Greeting authors and presenters
  • Ensuring that room requirements for audio-visual equipment, chairs, etc are in place

If you know someone who is interested, please do not forward this Signup. Have them indicate their interest to us at [email protected]

Created by:   FFTB Volunteer Coordinator
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
10/10/2019 (Thu.) Johnston Center Meeting Room A  10:10am - 12:10pm  

For the Love of Basketball: Ian Johnson

Johnston Center Meeting Room E  10:10am - 12:10pm  

Inclusivity in the University: Examining Affirmative Action Amaka Okechukwu

Johnston Center Meeting Room G  10:10am - 12:10pm  

Building a World: 3 Authors discuss time, place, and character. Bruce Holsinger, J Ryan Stradal, Carrie Callaghan

Research Hall Rm 163  10:10am - 12:10pm  

Worlds Apart: Islamic Revival in France and India; Fareen Parvez

Alex Dadok
  10:10am - 12:15pm  

Main Desk (2)

** Sherwood Community Center  11:15am - 1:45pm  

If You Build It, He Will Come; William Steele

Sherwood Community Center 3740 Old Lee Hwy

Johnston Center Meeting Room E  11:45am - 1:30pm  

Making Friends and Saving Family; Frank Morelli

Johnston Center Meeting Room F  11:45am - 1:30pm  

The Rise and Fall of Uber; Mike Isaac

Claudia Borke
Johnston Center Meeting Room G  11:45am - 1:30pm  

Breaking Glass Ceilings with Silver Screen Women; Elizabeth Weitzman

  12:10pm - 2:15pm  

Main Desk (2)

Fenwick Library Room 2001  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

Call & Response: Transmogrify Panel

Johnston Center Meeting Room A  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

For the Love of Basketball - Ian Johnson

Johnston Center Meeting Room E  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

Justice & A Free Market: Saving Capitalism from Capitalists; Steven Pearlstein

Alex Dadok
Johnston Center Meeting Room F  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

Poems at the Edge of the Universe; Stephanie Strickland

Johnston Center Meeting Room G  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

To Look for America: The Truth About Abraham Lincoln; Steven Johnston

Lecture Hall 1  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

Because I'm A Woman: Nana Rawlings on Leadership in Ghana

Research Hall Room 163  1:10pm - 3:00pm  

Gender, Power, & Violence in the #MeToo Era; Earl Smith and Angela Hattery

** Osher Lifelong Learning Center  1:50pm - 4:00pm  

America Bard: Walt Whitman, Himself; Jean Huets

  2:10pm - 4:15pm  

Main Desk (2)

Johnston Center Meeting Room E  2:45pm - 4:30pm  

Life in Observation; Jennifer Militello and Lia Purpura

Alex Dadok
Johnston Center Meeting Room F  2:45pm - 4:30pm  

Stories of the Strange, the Surreal, and the Uncanny; Tara Campbell and Elise Levine

Johnston Center Meeting Room G  2:45pm - 4:30pm  

Memoirs of the #MeToo Era; Karen Stefano and Jeannie Vanasco

Research Hall 163  2:45pm - 4:30pm  

A Journey Toward Love and Self-Acceptance; Samantha Mann

Johnston Center Meeting Room E  4:10pm - 5:35pm  

Monsters & Men: Revelations Through Hauntings D. M. Pulley, Clifford Garstang, Randon Billings Noble

Research Hall Rm 163  4:10pm - 5:35pm  

MFA Fellow Readings

  4:10pm - 6:00pm  

Main Desk (2)

Fenwick Library Room 2001  5:45pm - 7:30pm  

Between Convention and Freedom; Bella Pollen

Grand Tier III, Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive  6:45pm - 8:30pm  

Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award

** Civil War Interpretive Center 3610 Old Lee Hwy  7:10pm - 9:10pm  

Vietnam in Words & Memories: John Mason Shares His Story; John Mason

Fenwick Library Room 2001  7:10pm - 9:10pm  

On Walking: History, Writers, and Poetry; Cole Swensen

Johnston Center Meeting Room E  7:10pm - 9:10pm  

What Would YOU Do? Confronting Ethical Dilemmas; Jacob M. Appel

Merten Hall Rm 1201  8:30pm - 10:45pm  

Searching For Answers in South Korea; Alice Stephens and Eugenia Kim

10/11/2019 (Fri.) Merten Tent  10:10am - 12:00pm  

Conflict and the Art of the Short Story - Jacob M. Appel and Caroline Bock

Piedmont Hall Room 104  10:10am - 12:00pm  

Excessive Force: Examining Police Brutality - Loretta Prater

Research Hall 163  10:10am - 12:00pm  

So You Want to Write for a National Magazine? Kenn Budd

  10:10am - 12:15pm  

Main Desk (2)

Merten Tent  11:45am - 1:30pm  

Society, Secrets, and Sexual Misconduct - Aaron Hamburger and Patricia Smith

Research Hall Rm 163  11:45am - 1:30pm  

Sports and Politics: Are They on the Same Playing Field? Etan Thomas

Concert Hall, Center for the Arts  12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Why We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (3)

2 of 3 slots filled
Sally Deen
Alex Dadok
  12:10pm - 2:05pm  

Main Desk (2)

** Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 4210 Roberts Road  12:40pm - 2:45pm  

Slavery, Freedom Seekers, & Heroes - Char McCargo Bah and Jenny Masur

Enterprise Hall Rm 80  1:15pm - 3:00pm  

The Birth of a Journalist - Peter Copeland

Zak Tredwell
Research Hall Rm 163  1:15pm - 3:00pm  

The Age of Neoliberal Apartheid - Andy Clamo

  2:00pm - 4:05pm  

Main Desk (2)

Fenwick Library Rm 2001  2:45pm - 4:20pm  

In the Circle Game: Life, Love, & Our many Selves - Jona Colson and Ann Townsend

Alex Dadok
Fenwick Library Room 2001  3:40pm - 5:30pm  

Mason's Alumni Reading - Kathy Goodkin, Anthony Grooms, Tara Laskowski, and Tracy Zeman

Zak Tredwell
  4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Main Desk (2)

Fenwick Library Rm 2001  5:15pm - 7:00pm  

Cults, Faith, and Complicated Love - R. O. Kwon

** Epicure Cafe 11104 Lee Hwy  5:40pm - 7:30pm  

Poetry Night Out - Laura K. W. Austin, Brian Brodeur, and Brenda Shaughnessy

** Old Town Hall 3999 University Drive  6:10pm - 8:00pm  

Musical Barn Raising: How to Nurture Music in Your Community - Gayla Mills

Stacy Sherwood Community Center 3740 Old Lee Hwy  7:05pm - 9:15pm  

Rainbow Rowell Answers: What Happens After the Chosen One Saves the Day? - Rainbow Rowell (2)

All slots filled
Michael Hock
Sally Deen
10/12/2019 (Sat.)   10:00am - 12:00pm  

Main Desk (3)

** Old Town Hall 3999 University Drive  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Let's Pretend! A Poetry Workshop for Kids - Elizabeth Steinglass

Merten Hall Rm 1201  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Uncovering the Real Lolita - Art Taylor and Sarah Weinman

Merten Hall Rm 1202  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Diverging Roads: Teenagers Face Choices and Consequences - ia GarcĂ­a, Chris Tebbetts, and Anna Bright

Christine Lively
Merten Hall Rm 1203  10:00am - 12:00pm  

(Un)Real: Shaping Memory & Identity - Andre Alexis and Tope Folarin

Merten Tent  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Teach Them Well & Let Them Lead: Writing Better Stories for Children

Merton Hall Rm 2500  11:00am - 1:15pm  

First Words for Young Writers - Christina June and Katy Upperman (2)

1 of 2 slots filled
Christine Lively
** Old Town Hall 3999 University Drive  11:30am - 1:15pm  

Exploring with Your Imagination - Russell Ginns

Merten Hall Rm 1201  11:30am - 1:15pm  

Let's Get in Formation: Preventing Future Charlottesvilles - Governor Terry McAuliffe and Steve Kettmann

Merten Hall Rm 1202  11:30am - 1:15pm  

Politics & Pretend: Reality Meets Fiction - Henry G. Brinton, Christina Dalcher, and Raima Larter

Merten Hall Rm 1203  11:30am - 1:15pm  

Love and Loss in the Caribbean - Curdella Forbes and Katia D. Ulysse

Merten Tent  11:30am - 1:15pm  

Sweet Little Lies: How Secrets Can Shape a Story - G. M. Malliet, John Gilstrap, Laurie Loewenstein, and Erica Wright

Harris Theater  11:30am - 2:30pm  

A Celebration of 20 Years of Kid Pan Alley - Paul Reisler (2)

  12:00pm - 2:05pm  

Main Desk (3)

** Old Town Hall 3999 University Drive  12:45pm - 2:30pm  

Flower and Fishes, Oh My! - Susan Stockdale

Merten Hall Rm 1201  12:45pm - 2:30pm  

A League to Bring their Husbands Home - Heath Hardage Lee

Merten Hall Rm 1202  12:45pm - 2:30pm  

Now I Long for Yesterday: Searching for Truth - Rion Amilcar Scott, Susan Richards Shreve, and Helon Habila

Frannie Dove
Merten Hall Rm 1203  12:45pm - 2:30pm  

Dead Rabbits Podcast: Uncertain Futures with Atia Abawi - Atia Abawi and Brian Bimbaum

Merten Tent  12:45pm - 2:30pm  

I Will Survive: Exploring the Human Condition in the Face of Chaos - Ryan Chapman, Adam Nemett, and Jason Gray

Merton Hall Rm 2500  1:15pm - 2:45am  

Learn to Write Poetry with Mark Fitzergald (2)

1 of 2 slots filled
Christine Lively
** Old Town Hall 3999 University Drive  2:00pm - 3:45pm  

Bringing Ancient Stories to Life! A Live Drawing - Gareth Hinds

Zak Tredwell
Merten Hall Rm 1201  2:00pm - 3:45pm  

Surreal Space Age Stories - Erika Swyler and Zach Powers

Merten Hall Rm 1202  2:00pm - 3:45pm  

The Hurdles and Highs of Teenhood - Lauren Morrill, Sarvenaz Tash, Olivia Hinebaugh, Christina June

Merten Hall Rm 1203  2:00pm - 3:45pm  

Red Truck Bakery: Southern Recipes and Samples to Share

Merten Tent  2:00pm - 3:45pm  

Only the Lonely: Desire and Obsession to Belong - Mona Awad and Laura Sims

  2:00pm - 4:05pm  

Main Desk (3)

** Old Town 3999 University Drive  3:15pm - 5:00pm  

You Can Be a Leader, Too - Janet Howell and Theresa Howell

Harris Theater  3:15pm - 5:00pm  

Where the Crawdads Sing: A Conversation with Delia Owens - Delia Owens

Jean Anspaugh
Merten Hall Rm 1201  3:15pm - 5:00pm  

One Giant Leap for Mankind - James Donovan

Merten Hall Rm 1202  3:15pm - 5:00pm  

Mason's Creative Nonfiction Alumni Reading - Jessie Szalay, Emily Heiden, Rajpreet Heir, and Kerry Folan

Merten Hall Rm 1203  3:15pm - 5:00pm  

A Year of Poetry Daily: Panel, Reading, and Reception - Brian Teare, Yona Harvey, and Amaud Jamaul Johnson

  4:00pm - 6:00pm  

Main Desk (3)

Harris Theater  4:30pm - 6:30pm  

Killers of the Flower Moon: David Grann on Murder and the FBI - David Grann

7:30pm - 9:45pm  

Literary Death Match

Christine Lively

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