Painted Bride Quarterly's Bookfair for LiteracyJoin 322 Review as Painted Bride Quarterly hosts its first annual Bookfair for Literacy, May 13, 2009, in Berhakis Hall, Creese Student Center (32nd and Chestnut St., Philadelphia), from 10:00AM-5:00PM in an effort to promote awareness and prove that the book is not dead.
Regional small presses, academic publishers, and literary magazines will converge upon the Main Campus of Drexel University to celebrate writing and promote literacy through books. PBQ will also sponsor a used book sale with all proceeds donated to Philadelphia Reads, a local literacy group; remainder books will be donated to Books Through Bars, a non-profit organization that serves the incarcerated and families of the incarcerated. The Bookfair will run in conjunction with Drexel University's Week of Writing (WOW) and will be free to the general public. This event harnesses our efforts to acknowledge that in this digital age, the written word has never been more important, and the book still has a crucial role.
From 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the public is also invited to take part in a Speed Editing session with editors from various fields and disciplines, such as journalism, creative writing, and academic.
Maintained or neglected, familiar or foreign, well-worn or wild, roadways inform our decisions and identities. Their geographies direct the movement
of our lives and sketch the cartography of our stories. In this spirit, 322 Review publishes provocative emerging and established artists whose fiction,
creative nonfiction, poetry, and mixed media artwork wander the paths of human experience. A nonprofit literary journal conceived
and operated by former Rowan University graduate students, 322 Review is based in Southern New Jersey.