On Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m., Washington Square, the semi-annual literary journal published by New York University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program, will celebrate the publication of the Summer 2007 International Issue. The event, which benefits the journal, will take place at 19 University Place (between Waverly Place and 8th Street), in the first floor auditorium. Suggested donation to the event, which features a literary performance, a silent auction of signed NYU faculty publications, and a raffle, is $10, general public; $5, students. The donation includes a free copy of the summer issue. For further information, call 212.998.7584.
Featured readers for the evening include: Aracelis Girmay, Christopher Harris, Cate Marvin, Robin Messing, Jayne Anne Phillips, Robin Beth Schaer, Darin Strauss, and Marina Temkina.
Washington Square is an innovative, nationally distributed literary journal publishing fiction and poetry of emerging and established writers. Edited and produced semi-annually by the students of the NYU Graduate Creative Writing Program, Washington Square also sponsors an annual literary contest judged by eminent poets and writers; the judges for 2008 are Jayne Anne Phillips and Eamon Grennan.
Recent contributors to Washington Square include Meena Alexander, Katie Crouch, Lauren Groff, Bob Hicok, Ilya Kaminsky, David Kirby, Philip Levine, Rick Moody, Sharon Olds, Charles Simic, and Chuck Wachtel.