Nasslit Presents: Art and Ekphrasis in New York City

Lady with Fans (Portrait of Nina de Callias) by Édouard Manet

Lady with Fans (Portrait of Nina de Callias) by Édouard Manet


The Nassau Literary Review is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City!  The trip is for writers and poets who would like to create a work of ekphrasis, which is a literary work whose subject is a work of visual art.  On a first-come-first-serve basis, we invite 20 poets to join us on an paid trip (i.e. we’ll cover the travel/admission costs) to the museum, where they will pick out a work of art and write a work of ekphrasis about it.  Make sure to bring a notebook, as it’ll be a working trip!

Writers will have a few days to edit their work if they choose.  Then we will collect the various pieces, and the best ones will be chosen to be a part of the centerpiece of the Fall 2013 Issue of the Nassau Literary Review!

The trip will be on WEDNESDAY, MAY 8th – we will meet at the Dinky at 11:00 AM that morning.  If you are interested in joining us, RSVP by sending an email to – but be quick about it, because there are only 20 slots for the trip!

About Nassau Literary Review

The Nassau Literary Review is the second oldest undergraduate literary magazine in the nation and the oldest student publication at Princeton University. Such authors as F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Peale Bishop, and Jonathan Safran Foer (among others) have been published in its pages.
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