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Kim Roberts to speak at annual reception for ‘The Northern Virginia Review’

Kim Roberts. Photo by Mig Dooley.

Northern Virginia Community College will host a reception celebrating the launch of The Northern Virginia Review’s 31st edition 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003.

The Northern Virginia Review is NOVA’s annual print journal of literature and art submitted by NOVA faculty, staff, alumni and writers and artists across the mid-Atlantic region. The celebration will include awarding prizes to this year’s best works in the categories of prose, poetry and art.

Kim Roberts – acclaimed poet, editor, and literary historian – will be the keynote speaker. Roberts is the author of five books of poems, including this year’s The Scientific Method (WordTech Editions, 2017). Her work has also been included in over 40 anthologies, and she is an editor of the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC (Plan B Press, 2010).

Roberts also co-edits the literary journals Beltway Poetry Quarterly and the Delaware Poetry Review. Roberts is known as well for her research on Washington, DC’s literary history. She edits the web exhibit DC Writers’ Homes, and her book A Literary Guide to Washington, DC from Frances Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press in 2018.

The annual launch celebration is free and open to the public, and NOVA welcomes the community to celebrate the outstanding works of its faculty, alumni and the region’s writers and artists. For additional information, contact Ruth Stewart at rstewart@nvcc.edu.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.