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Workshop Details

What: A lecture by a selected author followed by a question-and-answer session during which students may ask the author about the selected novel or related topics. Students will then participate in small-group discussions with other first-year students led by a Georgetown dean, faculty member or staff member. Attendance is mandatory for all incoming freshmen, but is not required for transfer students.

Date: Monday, August 26, 2019


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Book Signing for students with Esi Edugyan, author of Washington Black, in McDonough Gymnasium Lobby.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Lecture/Reading from Esi Edugyan in McDonough Gymnasium

5:45 pm: Students dismissed with Orientation Groups to various locations across campus for discussion sessions with Faculty and Staff Mentors

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Discussion Sessions with Faculty and Staff Mentors

Location: McDonough Gymnasium

Preparation: All incoming freshmen are required to read the selected novel and complete a reflection assignment about the book. You will submit this assignment electronically before arriving on campus for New Student Orientation. The assignment will be announced soon.



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The Workshop is sponsored by Frederick Marino (SLL '68) and his family in honor of his father, Joseph Marino.