|Student and Faculty Reading Celebrates Writing and the Release of Graffiti|
|Monday, April 23, 2012|
On Wednesday, April 25, Manhattanville College's Undergraduate Creative Writing program will host its annual Student and Faculty Reading and Mixer.
Faculty readers will include writer Elizabeth Eslami, who will read from her novel-in-progress, as well as, poets Karen Steinmetz, Joe Fasano, and Van Hartmann.
"The creative writing readings are always a blast. We have such huge talent here. It's a real pleasure for me to hear our writers -- faculty and student -- read: from prize-winning and bestselling work, to works in progress, from comedy to drama, poetry to fiction to essay," said Jeff Bens, Director of the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program. "I always leave these readings happy to be part of such a remarkable team of faculty and students."
The event will take place at the Current Periodicals Room of the Manhattanville College Library at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of Sr. Eileen O'Gorman Prize for Fiction, junior Jessica McKenna, will be reading her short story "Relationship Survey", and winner of the Robert O'Claire Prize for Poetry, senior Maggie Black, will be reading her prize-winning poems "3000 Miles," "Absent," and "Waving Goodbye."
In addition to featuring readings by students and faculty members, the event will also celebrate the release of Graffiti, Manhattanville College's annual undergraduate literary magazine, which features creative works by students from across departments. This is an opportunity for the Community to witness the wide array of creative ability present in the students and faculty members at Manhattanville.