The latest edition of TSR (The Southampton Review) the literary and art journal published by the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing and Literature program, will be launched with readings leading to a gala celebration on Friday, July 26 on the Shinnecock Hills campus.
The launch festivities will include an art exhibition and reception to mark the release of the first artist’s book brought out by TSR Editions and Scott Sandell’s Almost Beachfront Print Studio, “Nunc et Semper” by Joe Pintauro.
Reading from their work at the launch will be two-time poet laureate Billy Collins and award-winning essayist, memoirist, novelist and playwright Roger Rosenblatt, both frequent contributors to The Southampton Review.
Collins, who regularly leads summer poetry workshops at Stony Brook Southampton, has two poems in the summer 2013 edition: “The Folded Note” and “The Last Thing You See.”
Rosenblatt, who is a distinguished professor of writing at the campus and teaches classes in Southampton and Manhattan, will be reading from his new memoir, “The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood,” coming out in November. An excerpt appears in the summer 2013 TSR.
Other contributors to the latest edition of TSR will read from their work at 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 26, in Duke Lecture Hall in the Chancellors Hall building.
The gala launch with readings by Roger Rosenblatt and Billy Collins starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Avram Theater in the Fine Arts building and the art exhibition and reception for Joe Pintauro begins at 9 p.m. For more information or to register, visit stonybrook.edu/Avram.