Quarto Launch Party
Apr
21
8:30pm 8:30pm

Quarto Launch Party

We are incredibly excited to share Quarto's 68th issue with you. 

Come by Dodge 501 for a study break to hear the amazing writers published in this year's issue, grab some snacks to fuel up for your finals, and join the Quarto staff in celebrating all the wonderful work you have created this year.

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Story Pirates Volunteer Event
Mar
24
8:30pm 8:30pm

Story Pirates Volunteer Event

  • 501 Dodge Hall New York, NY 10027 United States of America (map)
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Come join Quarto, The Columbia Review, Tabula Rasa, and The Eye in 501 Dodge for a night of charitable editing! We will be working with the wonderful non-profit, Story Pirates, to read, respond to, and "love" Children's Literature. Story Pirates believes in telling children that their voices are worth hearing-- or even seeing performed-- and the Columbia Literary community couldn't agree more! Joing us for snacks, intergroup bonding, and some really crazy stories by second graders. 

For more information on Story Pirates, follow this link: http://www.storypirates.org/

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Feb
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Creative Writing Major Application Due

  • 609 Kent Hall New York, NY 10027 United States of America (map)
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Students who would like to be considered for the Creative Writing
major MUST submit an application to the Creative Writing Department in
609 Kent Hall no later than 5pm on Monday, February 27th.

An application consists of (1) a cover sheet and (2) a writing sample.

(1) The cover sheet, which requires you to declare a proposed
concentration (fiction, nonfiction, orpoetry) is available in the
undergraduate creative writing office in 609 Kent. Fill it out, and
affix it to your writing sample.

(2) The writing sample consists of 15 to 20 pages of double-spaced
prose fiction and 15 to 20 non-fiction, (it can be several pieces that
add up to the page requirement) or 10 poems (also not to exceed 25 pages).

Applications must be delivered to 609 Kent no later than 5 p.m. Monday,
February 27th.
Late applications or applications sent by email will not be considered.

We will notify you during the week of March 6th whether or not your
application has been approved.

Please contact Dorla McIntosh at dm2183@columbia.edu and/or, Director
Heidi Julavits, at hj26@columbia.edu with any questions you might have
about this process.

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Feb
24
1:00pm 1:00pm

Creative Writing Major Open House

  • 413 Kent Hall New York, NY 10027 United States of America (map)
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Dear Current and Future Creative Writing Majors,

Ever wonder what a degree in Creative Writing from Columbia University gets you?
Ever wonder what will happen to you after you graduate?

Please join me while I interview recent graduate (2015) and nonfiction
writer Alejandra Oliva, who will answer these questions and more.
Alejandra currently works in the Social Media department at one of the
most reputable publishing houses, Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG).

This will be a casual and candid conversation, and will quickly open
to your questions.
And I will explain the recent addition of a cross-genre track to our major.

There will be snacks.

I hope to see you there.
Director Heidi Julavits

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Jan
27
8:30pm 8:30pm

Quarto's Chapbook Reading

Come collect copies and celebrate the launch of Quarto's annual fall chapbook in 501 Dodge Hall. Our winner and two runners-up will be reading excerpts from their pieces. It's a perfect study break to eat some snacks and listen to some amazing writing. We are so excited to see you!

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Nov
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

New Voices Reading

Announcing an NYU, Columbia, and Sarah Lawrence Reading at Poets House!

This event is a combined and curated open mic with NYU writing organizations (the GLS Poetry Club, the Minetta Review, and De Ambiente), Columbia (Quarto Magazine) and Sarah Lawrence creative writing students (sponsored by Publication Space, the SLC Review, and the Sarah Lawrence Graduate Writing Program). The event will be capped at 3-4 undergraduate student readers per school via writing sample application (but free and open to the public to attend) and featuring headliners, Matthea Harvey (Sarah Lawrence), Bob Holman (NYU), and 1 TBA (Columbia). It will take place from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Poets House on November 19th. 

We are seeking 3-4 undergraduate student readers from each college (please, specify which college you attend in the subject line). Send 3-5 pages of original poetry to nycnewvoices@gmail.com by November 5th. See the Submissions Event page here.

Be sure to check out the event on Facebook!

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Nov
11
9:00am 9:00am

Quarto's NaNoWriMo Write-In

Is anyone else excited for NaNoWriMo? Because the Quarto staff is.

In honor of National Novel Writing Month, Quarto will be hosting a NaNoWriMo Write-In on November 11 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. in 407 Butler! It will be a great way to meet the Quarto staff and get an editor to check out your work. 

Finally, once you've written your (brilliant) short stories or poems, submit them to Quarto! We have a Chapbook contest at quartomagazine.com/chapbook for longer works that ends on November 21 and, as always, our online submissions are rolling at quartomagazine.com/submit.

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

Poets House Reading Submissions

Announcing an NYU, Columbia, and Sarah Lawrence Reading at Poets House!

This event is a combined and curated open mic with NYU writing organizations (the GLS Poetry Club and the Minetta Review), Columbia (Quarto magazine) and Sarah Lawrence creative writing students, capped at 3-4 undergraduate student readers per school via writing sample application (but free and open to the public) and featuring 3 TBA headliners. It will take place from 4PM-6PM at Poets House on November 19th. We are seeking 3-4 undergraduate student readers (please, specify which college you attend in the subject line). Send 3-5 pages of original poetry to nycnewvoices@gmail.com.

Be sure to check out the event on Facebook!

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Oct
29
8:30pm 8:30pm

Quarto Halloween Reading

Place: 511 Dodge

Do you like scary stories? Do you like good poetry? Do you have writing to read from your most recent Creative Writing class submissions? If so, this Tacky Haloween Reading is the perfect place for you! Costumes are encouraged (but not required) and we have all sorts of treats to go along with word-tricks.

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