12th Street began in the 1940s and was relaunched in 2008. In 2011, 12th Street won the Director’s Prize award for both design and content at the annual Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference (AWP). The journal was relaunched, published and sold at Barnes & Noble in the spring of 2008. 12th Street is produced annually by students enrolled in the Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy.
The Riggio Program is designed to offer an innovative and comprehensive literary education. The program is a curriculum of writing workshops (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) and literature seminars, culminating in a thesis project. In addition, an ongoing series of public readings, literary forums, lectures, symposiums and panel discussions add depth to the program. Scholarships are available for Riggio Honors students.
The program creates and fosters a cohesive community of undergraduate writers through regular student readings and other peer group activities, including 12th Street, edited and published by New School undergraduates.
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