** TNVR’s Vol. 32 Launch postponed due to inclement weather. Please check back for new date!

Come celebrate the Launch of TNVR’s Vol. 32 on March 22

TIME & PLACE: 7-9 pm at the Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale Campus, Seminar Rooms A-D

Robert Bausch

This year’s celebration honors the contributors to Vol. 32 and includes a tribute the late Steven Drasner, Annandale Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology and longtime managing editor of TNVR, who died last year.

Prizes will be awarded for best work of fiction (Jacob Appel), best poem (Jessica Rapisarda), and best artwork (Wayne Guenther)

Our Keynote speaker will be NOVA’s own Robert Bausch, Woodbridge professor of English and critically acclaimed author of ten books. He was a 2013 recipient of the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award and 2009 John Dos Passos Prize in Literature.  He will read from his latest novels, In the Fall They Come Back and Far as the Eye Can See.  Bausch’s reading will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Refreshments will be served.

Kim Roberts headlines TNVR’s Vol. 31 Launch!

KIM ROBERTS (photo by Mig Dooley)

TNVR and the Lyceum Committee welcomed poet, editor, and Washington D. C.’s pre-eminent literary historian Kim Roberts as keynote speaker at the launch of Vol. 31.

Roberts is editor of the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010). She coedits two literary journals, Beltway Poetry Quarterly and the Delaware Poetry Review, and is the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homes. Her work has appeared in over 40 anthologies.

Roberts read from her recently published fifth book of poetry, The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017), praised as “a master work by a master poet.” Her poems are sometimes playful, other times pensive, but always intimate and unafraid—and an antidote to routine-induced blindness to our surroundings.

Roberts’s book A Literary Guide to Washington, DC from Frances Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press in 2018.

Video of the event: TNVR Vol. 31 Launch & Annual Awards

Richard Bausch speaks at the The Northern Virginia Review’s 30th Anniversary Launch Celebration

photo by Jebb Harris

photo by Jebb Harris

Attendees of The Northern Virginia Review’s 30th Anniversary celebration on March 24 had a treat they won’t soon forget. His gifts as a master storyteller on full display,  Richard Bausch recounted from memory James Dickey’s “The Mill Wheel,” a dark ghost tale set in the rural South that, Bausch said, “has everything.” ­­­­­­­He went on to read from Living in the Weather of the World, his latest collection of stories to be released in 2017. In “The Unknown,” Bausch’s eye for the common humanity within flawed characters is unerring and spellbinding. The winner of many literary awards, including the $30,000 Rea Award for the Short Story in 2012, Bausch has written 12 novels, eight collections of short stories, and is editor of The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. He is currently a professor of creative writing at Chapman University in Orange, California.

Click below to watch a video of the complete event:

The Northern Virginia Review 30th Anniversary Launch


The Northern Virginia Review presents outstanding original fiction, poetry, essays, fine art and photography from the Mid-Atlantic region and the faculty, staff, and alumni of Northern Virginia Community College. It is published in a handsome print edition each March.

Now in its 32st year, TNVR was originally founded to showcase the talents of Northern Virginia Community College’s faculty. In 2006, we expanded submissions and now publish the best work of noted and emerging regional writers and artists. We intend each issue to be saved and re-read and valued for the variety of voices and images that connect us to our common humanity.

All published work is eligible for best-in-genre cash prizes, awarded each spring at TNVR’s celebration to launch the new edition and honor its contributors. For the reception, we bring in guest speakers who are at the top of their field. Recent nationally known speakers have included, T. R. Hummer, David Baldacci, Sydney Blumenthal, and Claudia Emerson, and Richard Bausch.

Editorial Board

  • Nicholas E. Bomba, Managing Editor
  • Adam Chiles
  • Susanna Ferrara
  • Jonathan Harvey, Associate Editor
  • Nathan Leslie
  • Bryan Peters
  • Meredith Reynolds
  • Charles W. Scarborough, Jr.
  • Ruth Stewart, Editor-in-Chief
  • Aya Takashima, Art Editor
  • LeeAnn Thomas

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