Halloween Open Mic
Oct
26
8:30 PM20:30

Halloween Open Mic

Come to Quarto's Halloween Open Mic this Friday, Oct 26 8:30-10:30 PM in Dodge 501! Bring some work to share, or just come to listen! Readings and performances can be loosely Halloween-themed, but can ultimately be about anything. See you there!

Check out the Facebook event here!

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Quarto Spring Print 2018 Launch
May
2
8:30 PM20:30

Quarto Spring Print 2018 Launch

Join Quarto for our Spring Print 2018 Launch on Wednesday, May 2nd, 8:30 PM in Dodge 501. Get a free copy of our magazine, grab some snacks, look at the original copies of art published in the magazine, and listen to the fiction, poetry, nonfiction winners and runners-up read their incredible pieces! 

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Thunderdome: Quarto's Annual Flash Fiction Contest
Apr
23
to Apr 26

Thunderdome: Quarto's Annual Flash Fiction Contest

It's time for Quarto's yearly flash fiction competition, Thunderdome! The rules are as follows: a one-minute video that features a Columbia professor giving a flash fiction prompt will be released at midnight on each of the next five days. You will have exactly 24 hours to write a piece of 300 words or less, which you will submit to columbiaquarto@gmail.com with the title, "Enter the Thunderdome: Day X." For each day, a winner will be announced; then, at the end of the week, we'll announce the overall winner.

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MFA Panel: Should I Get an MFA?
Apr
6
4:30 PM16:30

MFA Panel: Should I Get an MFA?

Quarto and the Columbia Journal are hosting a panel with Columbia MFA (Master of Fine Arts) Students on Friday, April 6th 4:30 - 6 PM in Dodge 413! The panelists come from a range of professional backgrounds with a variety of artistic interests - each field of Columbia's MFA, Writing, Film, and Visual Arts will be represented. 

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Incarcerated Writers Initiative Letter-Writing Event
Mar
23
4:00 PM16:00

Incarcerated Writers Initiative Letter-Writing Event

This coming Friday (03/18), Quarto will be collaborating with the Columbia Journal, the literary magazine of Columbia's Graduate Writing Program, to help facilitate their Incarcerated Writers Initiative. Participants will read submissions from incarcerated writers and compose letters of response, offering suggestions for how they can improve their work and, most importantly, offering words of inspiration and encouragement. If you are interested in joining this effort, please fill out this form and come by Dodge 413 at any time between 4pm and 8pm. You are not required to stay for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Glass House Rocks
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Glass House Rocks

On February 1st in Lerner Hall, join Quarto at Glass House Rocks, an Art-Deco & Roaring 20s-themed festival! Stop on by at Quarto's table & meet our editors, play some fun activities, and learn more about all that we do! 

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Quarto Reading: Hurricane Relief
Oct
20
8:30 PM20:30

Quarto Reading: Hurricane Relief

This Friday (10/20), please join Quarto for our second open-mic reading of the semester. Snacks will be provided, but readings will not, so please bring any work that you'd like to read! At this reading, we'll also be collecting donations for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Specifically, these funds will be donated to The Hispanic Federation, a nonprofit organization which works to support Hispanic families through advocacy programs and community assistance programs. For more information on this organization: https://hispanicfederation.org/ 

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Quarto's Chapbook Reading
Jan
27
8:30 PM20:30

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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Quarto's NaNoWriMo Write-In
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

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. 

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Quarto Halloween Reading
Oct
29
8:30 PM20:30

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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