NOVA faculty and staff are invited to join the launch celebration for Volume 33 of The Northern Virginia Review (TNVR). 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 and art. TNVR will also debut the first annual Robert Bausch Memorial Prize in fiction, honoring the late NOVA Woodbridge Campus English professor and prolific author who passed away last fall. Richard Bausch, Bob’s brother, an internationally recognized novelist, judged the finalists and will present the award.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Eric Pankey, professor of English and heritage chair in writing at George Mason University. Pankey is the critically acclaimed author of 12 collections of poems and a recipient of prestigious fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts (1989 and 2005) and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (2001). Read his profile on the website of the Academy of American Poets.
Pankey will read from his most recent book, Augury (2017). Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase the book and have it signed by the author. There will also be refreshments served.
TNVR 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.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nicholas Bomba, managing editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.323.3372.
Event: TNVR Launch Reception
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Place: Annandale Campus, Ernst Center (CE), President’s Dining Room