Congratulations to the Riggio Honors Program's 12th Street Journal staff and contributors, who packed the house at the Union Square Barnes & Noble this spring for the launch of print issue #7. Featured readers Elizabeth Gaffney and David Grand were joined by student contributors Stephanie Leone, Isaac Lobel, Charlotte Slivka, and Anna Witiuk. Special thank you to Len and Louise Riggio without whom the Writing and Democracy program would not have been possible; our extraordinary advisory board Renè Steinke (Chair), Luis Jaramillo, Laura Cronk, and Robert Polito; our designer Brian McMullen (McSweeney's); and to the 2013-2014 12th Street Staff: Ricky Tucker (Editor-in-Chief), Ashawnta Jackson (Managing Editor), Tolly Wright (Online Editor-in-Chief), Christopher Pugh (Online Managing Editor), Naima Asjad (Assistant Online Editor), Charlotte Slivka (Nonfiction and Music Editor), Daniel Gee Husson (Fiction Editor), Bean Haskell (Poetry and Art Editor), Anna J. Witiuk (Poetry Editor and Reader), and Morgan Pile (Teaching Assistant).
Photos by John Reed and Ashawnta Jackson.
You can pick up a copy of the past and current issues of 12th Street—featuring interviews, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art—at Barnes & Noble! Check out www.12thstreetonline.com for ongoing online content!