Open Mic Night

We are hosting our first Open Mic Night of the school year on October 22nd! Any and all types of performers are welcome, and feel free to invite your friends to come. No charge, unless you want to buy a journal which we will be selling before and after the performances. $10 for Issue 32, $5 for all back issues so bring cash! Get to Parnassus Cafe (in the basement of the Art Building) at 7pm. Can’t wait to see you there!

Issue 32 Release Party Update

Just a reminder that the release party for the 32nd issue of Bricolage is this Thursday, May 29th at 7pm at the University Book Store (4326 University Way NE, Seattle 98105)!

For over thirty years, University of Washington’s Bricolage Literary & Visual Arts Journal has published prose, poetry, and visual art created by the UW community, including undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses. This year, we’re proud to host the release party for Issue 32 and congratulate all of the gifted writers and artists whose work it features. Come to get a first glance at the exciting new issue and celebrate yourself, your friends, and the many talented individuals who are part of the UW community.

Part of the festivities will include featured contributors presenting their work that was selected to be in this year’s journal, including:

Adrian Alarilla
Kyle Schoenfeld
Tanya Friedland
Shruti Misra
Carly Hood
Lindsay McCoy
Cora Thomas
Jeevika Verma
Julian Pena
Kiley Rundell
Miha Sarani
Gwendolynn Barbee-Yow
Natalie Hillerson
Julie Zappone
Adria Olson
Diana Le
Charlie Wakenshaw
Jocelyn Beausire
Keturah Bouchard
Jessica Byrd
Dandi Meng

We hope to see you on Thursday!

Issue 32 Release Party

Production on Issue 32 is wrapping up, which means our annual release party is right around the corner. Here’s everything you need to know to help us celebrate the hard work of all of our contributors, volunteers, and staff:

The party is on Thursday, May 29th at 7pm at the University Bookstore on the Ave. Doors open at 7pm, and we will be selling copies right then! Issue 32 will be on sale for $10, and contributors and volunteer review staff can purchase copies for a discounted price (to be determined). Bring cash or checks made out to “Bricolage: UW English Department”. We will also have previous issues of Bricolage journals for sale in case you are missing a year in your collection. Authors and artists will present their work at 7:30, so make sure you come before that to get a good seat and a journal. We will have a list of the contributing authors and artists who are presenting coming soon, so stay tuned.

Be sure to let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on our Facebook event:

Issue 33 Staff Openings

Bricolage has 3 staff openings to fill for the 2014-15 school year! Below are a list of the open positions along with a description of the position:

*Development Officer: Responsibilities include creating and maintaining an annual budget, recording all transactions, managing invoices, and fundraising.

*Visual Art Editor: Responsibilities include collecting, reviewing, selecting, and editing all visual art submissions, managing visual art volunteers and meetings, and communicating with all artists.

*Layout/Design Editor: Responsibilities include designing the look and format of the journal and promotional materials, and proofreading the final manuscript before it is sent to the printer.

Since the Bricolage Staff is comprised of only seven people, each staff member gets the opportunity to be totally involved in all aspects of Bricolage, from the creation of the journal to putting on events. We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people from any and all majors to apply. Applicants must be undergraduates.

If you are interested in one or several of these positions, please send your resume and cover letter (stating the staff position(s) you are interested in) to bricouw@gmail by Friday, May 16th.

Questions? Email

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover Book Swap!

Bricolage is hosting a book swap on Saturday, April 12th at 1:00 in Smith Hall, room 404! Our theme is “Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover”. Here’s how it works:

1) Bring $5 to get in the door, and as many used books as you want to swap.

2) We’ll provide supplies so you can cover the outside of your books, so no one can judge it by its cover!

3) Once everyone’s books are covered, you can go around, look at all of the (covered) books, and pick as many books to leave with as you brought. So if you brought three books, you get to leave with three new books.

4) Don’t have any books to swap but still want to participate? Bring $6 to get in and we’ll provide a book for you to swap.

Questions? Email

See you all soon!