Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mary Gaitskill Featured Artist at Literary Arts Festival 2016

Mary Gaitskill Photo: Derek Shapton

Mary Gaitskill Photo: Derek Shapton

Mary Gaitskill has written three books of short stories and three novels including the widely acclaimed Veronica and Bad Behavior. Her writing is recognized for its exacting prose style and sensitive explorations of human relationships and failings, with an eye toward physical interactions, violence, obsession, and desire. Her new novel, The Mare, explores contemporary class, race, and the complex politics of “giving” through the story of a young Dominican girl from Brooklyn who comes to live with a couple in upstate New York through the controversial Fresh Air Fund and how all of their lives are changed. She’ll read at our Literary Arts Festival on March 24, 2016. For more information on Mary Gaitskill, visit her Wikipedia page.

Writing Competition 2016: Deadline Feb. 25, 2016!

LAF Competition 2016 PostcardSubmit contest entries to CityTechLAF@gmail.com

Indicate in the header of the email the category being entered:

  • Adolphus Lee Poetry Award
  • Charles Matusik Fiction Award
  • Lou Rivers Drama Award
  • Graphic Text Award
  • Alan Kay Literary Criticism Award
  • Judith Walter Personal Essay Award
  • Laura Polla Scanlon Award for Best Essay on New York
  • Michele Forsten Advocacy Award
  • Charles Hirsch Faculty and Staff Award

LAF Writing Competition Postcard 2016