The National Writers Union Tucson- Hosting Norah Booth at new location and open mic

The National Writers Union Tucson- Hosting Norah Booth at new location and open mic

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GDCA – February 2017 Invites you to two receptions “Echoes” & “Presidential Distress”

GDCA cordially invites you to join us for our February, 2017 Artist Reception,
celebrating not one, but two exhibits this month: “Echoes” & “Presidential Distress”.

“Echoes” is a group-show, featuring Mixed Media Works, Digital Art and Paintings.

“Presidential Distress” is a solo offering in 2 parts, of Architect/Artist/Activist
Neil Bernstein, whose politically charged installations have gained attention
since his internationally exhibited museum works collection of
“9.11 WTC Ash-works & Debris Memorial Paintings”.
This month he is launching his latest series of “Presidential Distress Flags”.

What ties both exhibitions together, is an inherent advocacy and expression of diversity,
while examining the dialectics of the ‘American Dream’, as it is being redefined.

Additionally, we are excited to announce a surprise-unveiling of the most recent
and final piece in artist Ni Li’s ‘We Are Parts of the Culture’
Calligraphy – Mixed Media series: “Velvet Dreamers”!

Please join us!

WHEN: Saturday, February 18th from 6pm – 10pm.
WHERE: GDCA Gallery / 727 South Spring Street / Los Angeles, CA 90014 (between 7th & 8th Streets)

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Society of Southwestern Authors- John Newport Presents “Heroes of the Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords & Lessons to be Learned”

The Society of Southwestern Authors
At the Hotel Tucson (Inn Suites)
From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Hotel Tucson
475 N. Granada, Tucson, AZ 85701
Coming from the north or south on I-10, take the St. Marys/Speedway exit. Go East to Granada St. traffic light. Turn right on Granada. Second driveway is the Hotel Tucson. OR traveling west on Speedway, cross Stone Ave.  Next left is Main St. Turn left, cross RR tracks. Go straight. Main becomes Granada at traffic light, and second right driveway is The Hotel Tucson.
John Newport
“Heroes of the Shooting of Gabrielle Giffords & Lessons to be Learned”
**(Also SSA pays Tribute to Penny Porter for her years of hard work and many contributions to the writing community of Tucson and SSA. Yea Penny!)
**Please save March 4th, 2017 for our NEW SSA
Self-Publishing Expo to be held at the Expo Center on Irvington** Please check the website: for exciting details and plan to join the fun. Win the raffle prize-enjoy a weekend in Napa Valley in fabulous wine country.
Forum Reservations:
**Email Only Please:
 Phone# 520-809-5008 leave a message for Danette
by Wednesday Feb.15th,2017
Cost: $25.00 w/ RSVP $30.00 at the door

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Trinity University Theater- Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Photo Credit: Siggi Ragnar of sRagnar Fotografi
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Stieren Guest Artist Nona Shepphard
The well-known comedy follows four Athenian lovers as they lose themselves in a wood of mischievous fairies, rustic players and misfired love potions.  Everyone pursues each other on the eve of midsummer-a night when anything can happen. Trinity’s production relies on its actors to create the world of the play using physicality, music, and imagination. “I don’t want to tell the audience what to think,” says Nona Shepphard. “The theatre can create spectacle and magic with practically nothing.”
Director Nona Shepphard
A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens the weekend of February 17-19, and will continue February 22-25 in the Stieren Theatre, located in the Ruth Taylor Theatre Building. Curtain times are 8:00pm Friday and Saturday, 2:30pm Sunday, and 7:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday. 
Ticket prices are $12.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and $6.00 for Students. Tickets can be purchased online at and at the theatre box office Monday through Friday, 2-5p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 210-999-8515 or emailing The box office is also open one hour prior to each performance.
February 17-19 & 22-25
Curtain times: Friday & Saturday | 8pm
Wednesday & Thursday | 7pm

Sunday | 2pm

Located in the Stieren Theatre inside the Ruth Taylor Theatre Building
THURSDAY, February 16: Free preview performance at 7pm! Come encourage our cast and crew during their final dress performance. 
All are welcome! 
$12: Adults
$8: Faculty/Staff
$8: Seniors
$8: Alumni
$6: Non-TU Students
Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 210-999-8515, email, or CLICK HERE buy your tickets online. 
Trinity University Theatre. 1 Trinity Place, Ruth Taylor Theatre, SA, TX 78212


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Neil Bernstein Artist- Art Exhibition PRESIDENTIAL DISTRESS

Subject: “PRESIDENTIAL DISTRESS-9.11″Art exhibition Downtown L.A. opens February 9th Artwalk @GDCA Gallery 727 S. Spring st 90014

PBS, Univision, CBS, Telemundo, NBC, NPR, S.A.TV , NOVA TV Eastern Bloc Europe . “Born on Memorial Day” Commander-“Creative Department of Defense” ” Crrreators ” see” The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations” “Trans-Pacific WWII -Japan Memorial 2017″ , Intelligent museum, diplomatic, and public arts since 1976 U.S. Army Artist Ft. Gordon, Ft. Jackson etc. . Designed and built First-responder memorials from wreckage at World Trade Center 2001-2003 , The New Lincoln Veterans Memorial 2015-, Golden Gates Immigration Water Bridge -Memorial gateways @U.S.-Mexico Borders, FEMA Area 3 Seaside Heights NJ, Lower 9th Ward- Hurricane Katrina, The Working Man’s Memorial -Scranton, Pennsylvania . International media spokesman for” Art After 9/11″ . Bringing museum Arts and memorials to the six-O’clock news since 9/11. Museum exhibitions: The
Netherlands, South Africa, Eastern Europe, Israel and America since 1989. Museum -University lectures on request.

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Playwrights Foundation-Tearrance Chisholm’s HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES a HUGE HIT


February 2 2017

We Couldn’t Be Prouder!!
Playwrights Foundation Alumnus
Tearrance Chisholm‘s

a HUGE HIT At DC’s Mosaic Theater!

A timely, irreverent examination of growing up black in America by rising-star local playwright (and PF Alum) Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm.  Now through Feb 19th.

From its reading at the 2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival to this world premiere major production in Washington DC, HOODED has traveled a long way in a short time.
It’s a testament to both the brilliance and timeliness of the play and the success of PF’s playwright development process!

But don’t take OUR word for it:

“Breathtakingly on-point new comedy”

-Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post


by Novid Parsi

directed by
Torange Yeghiazarian

Mon 2/27  7:30PM
Roble Hall, Stanford
Tues 2/28 2PM
Custom Made Theatre

Pay What You CanReserve a seat HERE

From our Friends at PLAYGROUND

Discount Code GTP10

February 2-19 (Thu-Sat 8pm / Sun 7pm)

Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House)

1695 18th Street

San Francisco

(415) 992-6677


Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Playwrights Foundation – 1616 16th st, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Here’s what’s going on at the Poetry Center this month

Here’s what’s going on at the Poetry Center this month.
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The University of Arizona Poetry Center is excited to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 Thinking Its Presence Conference, to be held in October of this year.

Learn more by clicking here.
February 15 is the deadline to apply for our Summer Residency Program. To learn more about this incredible opportunity to spend two weeks with us during the summer, click here.
February Events

Community Event: Open Mic: February 4, Saturday at 12:00 PM / Poetry Center Docents host an Open Mic Event and all are welcome. The open mic will be round-robin style, which means each attendant will have the chance to share their own or a favorite poem. This event takes place in the Hillman Odeum at the Poetry Center.

Pō é tree: “Ecopoetry- Bearing Witness to the Earth:  February 4, Saturday at 3:00 PM / Pō é tree is a partnership between the University of Arizona Poetry Center and the University of Arizona Campus Arboretum and is held under the trees on the Campus Arboretum in front of Herring Hall.

A Closer Look Book Club- “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrante: February 8, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / To participate in a Book Club conversation, just read the book and join us on the red couches in the lobby of the Poetry Center.

Climate Change + Poetry: Alison Hawthorne Deming: February 16, Thursday at 7:00 PM / UA Poetry Center features world-class poets as they address what overlaps, contradictions, mutual challenges, and confluences the categories of Climate Change & Poetry share with each other in a series of investigative readings. Please bundle up! This event will likely be cold and we will open our doors to accommodate everyone.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Alberto Álvaro Ríos: February 18, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Poets Pedal: February 19, Sunday at 12:00 PM / Join Living Streets Alliance, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Edible Baja Arizona for Poets Pedal, an afternoon of biking, poetry, and gastronomy. Tickets can be purchased here.

Joshua Edwards: Castles and Islands: February 21 to April 22 / Castles and Islands is an exhibition of photographs from the recent book by poet Joshua Edwards. Taking as their starting point the photo postcard, the images explore photography as a poetic form that engages monumentality, nostalgia, and the epistolary nature of all poems.

Gallery Talk: Joshua Edwards: February 21, Tuesday at 7:00 PM / Meet the Artist: Artist-poet Joshua Edwards will discuss Castles and Islands, which will be on exhibit at the Poetry Center. This talk takes place in the Poetry Center’s Jeremy Ingalls Gallery.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: UA Poetry Center Staff Readings (Wendy Burk & Renee Angle): February 23, Thursday at 2:00 PM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Oro Valley Public Library.

Amos Kennedy Print Sale and Screening of Documentary “Proceed and Be Bold!”: February 24, Friday at 4:00 PM / Join us for a print sale of Amos Paul Kennedy’s wonderful letterpress prints from 4-5pm at the Poetry Center.  Stay for a screening of Proceed and Be Bold!, the documentary on Kennedy’s life and work, screening from 5-6:30pm in the Dorothy Rubel Room.

Family Day: February 25, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Activities for the whole family. Creative writing workshops at 10:00 a.m., a breakfast concert featuring Davis Bilingual Elementary’s mariachi band Las Aguilitas, healthy food, coffee, begins at 11:00 a.m.

Kirk-Bear Canyon Poetry Circle: Cowboy Poetry: February 27, Monday at 1:00 PM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.

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