Assignment for Students

On Monday, August 22, 2022, all incoming first-year and transfer students will participate in the Marino Family International Writer's Workshop, Georgetown's new student common read program. This year, the Workshop will feature Juan Gabriel Vásquez and his novel, The Sound of Things Falling.

By August 1, 2022, all incoming students are required to purchase and read The Sound of Things Falling on their own. Students are also then expected to participate in an online reflection and discussion through Canvas, Georgetown's learning management system. The Marino Workshop committee, comprised of Georgetown faculty and staff, has created several discussion questions that all new students can reflect on and discuss together. Your reflection will take the form of responses to the prompts you will see in the Discussions section of this course.

You can access the Canvas page for the event here! Check the New Student Newsletters in your Georgetown email throughout the summer for more information.

Questions can be directed to the Marino Workshop program team in Lauinger Library at