Save the Date: The Northern Virginia Review Launch Reception

EVENT: TNVR Launch Reception & Tribute to Steven Drasner
DATE: Thursday, April 5, 2018 (PLEASE NOTE: The date changed due to the snow storm.)
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Annandale Campus, Ernst Center Seminar, Rooms A-D

NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 32 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR).  This year’s celebration will honor the late Steven Drasner, Annandale associate professor of Information Systems Technology and longtime managing editor of TNVR, who died last year.

Ruth Stewart, Manassas English professor and TNVR editor-in-chief, will serve as master of ceremonies. The festivities will include awarding prizes for best poetry (Jessica Rapisarda), prose (Jacob Appel), and art (Wayne Guenther). Refreshments will be served.

This year’s keynote speaker will be NOVA’s own Robert Bausch, Woodbridge professor of English and critically acclaimed author of 10 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.

The Northern Virginia Review is an annual publication of poetry, short stories, fine art and creative nonfiction. Contributors include NOVA faculty, staff, and alumni, and artists and writers from Northern Virginia and the greater mid-Atlantic region. For more information, visit the TNVR blog at

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Nicholas Bomba, managing editor, at or 703-323-3372.

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