NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 30 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR) on Thursday, March 24 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Seminar Rooms A to D in the Ernst Center of the Annandale Campus.
Ruth Stewart, Manassas English professor and TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies for the annual reception. The festivities will include awarding prizes to the winners in the best prose, poetry and visual arts categories.
The keynote speaker will be internationally acclaimed storyteller Richard Bausch, who will read from his recent novel “Before, During, After” (2014). The novel tells the story of a newly engaged couple whose relationship is upended by September 11 and deeper, personal crises “distorted and subsumed by the national disaster” (The Washington Post).
Bausch is the author of 12 novels and eight collections of short stories, including “Something Is Out There,” “Peace,” and “Hello to the Cannibals.” He is the past recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award, the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Rea Award for the Short Story. He is also the editor of the “Norton Anthology of Short Fiction.” Bausch is currently a professor of creative writing at Chapman University in Orange, California.
Bausch’s reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Refreshments will follow the talk.
The Northern Virginia Review is an annual publication of essays, fine art, photography, poetry and short stories. Contributors include NOVA faculty, staff and alumni, as well as writers and artists from Northern Virginia and the greater mid-Atlantic region.
For more information, please visit the TNVR blog at http://blogs.nvcc.edu/tnvr/.