|2013 Release of Graffiti, the Manhattanville College Literary Magazine|
Rachael Conrad '13, Editor in Chief, and Stephanie Camerone '14, Co-Editor in Chief of Manhattanville College's Graffiti hosted "Graffiti and English Department Writing Prize Reading", on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Periodicals Room of the Library. Graffitiis the only official, student-based literary magazine of Manhattanville College.
"As a senior, this will be the last time I get to be a member of the Graffiti staff and there's something really bitter sweet about that," Conrad said. "It's been a big part of my college career."
This year, poetry, prose and art by 26 students from across academic disciplines were selected to be published in the magazine, including the short story "Yellow Begonias" by Michelle Polise '14, which won the 2013 Eileen O'Gorman Prize for short fiction.
Conrad went on to state, "Graffiti as a whole is a great representation of some of the art, not just poetry and prose, that is produced by the students on this campus."
Co-Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Camerone echoed Conrad's sentiments regarding the platform Graffiti provides for demonstration of the creative process.
"I am very proud to have worked with this year's editors and staff," Camerone said. "The publication is an important expression of Manhattanville's literary and artistic creativity. I enjoyed being able to hear the voices of the writers included in Graffiti at the April 16th reading."
Professor Van Hartmann, long standing advisor for the magazine, moderated Tuesday's event, which featured many of the writers and poets in this year's issue reading from their works.
"Again, congratulations to Rachael Conrad, Stephanie Camerone, their editorial board, and all our student writers and artists for this wonderful accomplishment," Hartmann said.