September 14, 2010 — No matter what the stage of life, it's about making choices. Iris: A Magazine for Thinking Young Women, published by the University of Virginia Women's Center, is hosting a literary soiree on Sept. 23 to celebrate the fall issue, which includes several articles on the sometimes burdensome, sometimes surprising array of choices in life today, plus their consequences. Choose to join the party in the Women's Center's upstairs conference room, 5-7 p.m. in the "Corner Building," 1400 University Avenue, at the intersection of 14th Street and University Avenue.
Special guest Emma Rathbone, who received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from U.Va. in 2006, will read from her new book, "The Patterns of Paper Monsters." Iris subscribers will have the chance to win copies of Rathbone's book. Light food and refreshments will be available.
The fall issue is on newsstands now, and Iris also has a website where readers can take a sneak peek.
Iris: A Magazine for Thinking Young Women is created through a program at the University of Virginia's Women’s Center. The center's mission is to educate U.Va. students in how to create change in self, community and the world through providing services that promote gender equality. Iris is a premier part of this effort. With the intention of appealing most powerfully to young women at U.Va. and beyond the Grounds, its goal is to be uplifting, inclusive and literate, according to Managing Editor Virginia Moran, the associate director of the center.