Arizona International Film Festival- ENVIRONMENTAL DAY (APRIL 24) at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival

ENVIRONMENTAL DAY (APRIL 24)
at the 26th Arizona International Film Festival
Keri Pickett
United States, 2017, 94 min.
 
The “Prophecy of the 7th Fire” says a “black snake” will bring destruction to the earth. We will have a choice of two paths. One is scorched and one is green. For Winona (Ojibwe for “first daughter”), the “black snake is oil trains and pipelines. When she learns that Canadian-owned Enbridge plans to route a new pipeline through land granted to her tribe in an 1855 Treaty, she and her community spring into action to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional way of life.

Winona dreams that she is riding her horse against the current of the oil. Launching an annual spiritual horse ride along the proposed pipeline route, speaking at community meetings and regulatory hearings.

Monday, April 24, 6:00 p.m.
$6 admission
David McIlvride and Roger Williams
Canada, 2016, 95 min.
Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, RiverBlue follows international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, on a journey that uncovers the dark side of the fashion industry.
Spanning the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most polluting industries, and speaking with fashion designers and water protectors worldwide, RiverBlue reveals stunning and shocking images that truly change the way we look at how our clothing is made.
This groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future. An exquisitely crafted, fascinating, emotional and moving documentary turned global agent for change.
 
Monday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
 
Preceded by
Dawn George
Canada, 2016, 6 min.
Up close, mold is an intricate mass of branching filaments and delicate fruiting bodies creating a colourful connected web. When viewed from a distance, mold loses its complexities and a more destructive nature is realized – much like the world we live in.
 
Monday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
$6 admission
All films will be screened at The Screening Room

located at 127 East Congress in downtown Tucson

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Ruminate Magazine-The 2017 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Contest closes May 15th
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Friends, distill that moment.


 “I like having a phrase lying around to get poems started.
It’s like having a key.”  — Shane McCrae

If you’re like us, you have poems everywhere—half-hidden in files and folders and titled things like “Renewal,” “Family,” or “Conflict.”  They creep into margins, install themselves in the pages of your notebooks. And sometimes, you can watch them crystallize around a single photo, a single phrase, a single second.

Our finalist judge, Shane McCrae thinks of these phrases as keys, unlocking the truth hiding in that moment. The poem that forms around those phrases makes that truth accessible in a way no other form can—it invites the reader to experience it for themselves.

So return to that poem, the one that is only partly done but already rings true. Sit with it. Return to the phrase that created it and unlock that door.

The 2017 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize closes May 15th, with a $1500 cash prize and publication in Ruminate awarded to the winning poet and $200 and publication in Ruminate awarded to the second-place poet.

Please, accept our invitation to submit your poems.  It’s time to share that truth.

SUBMIT YOUR WORK

Warmly,

Kristin George Bagdanov

Poetry Editor
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The Playwrights Foundation-TD MITCHELL RETURNS WITH A NEW PLAY LAST ROUGH READING ANNOUNCED WE’RE HIRING AN OFFICE MANAGER! SAVE THE DATE: PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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  • TD MITCHELL RETURNS WITH A NEW PLAY
  • LAST ROUGH READING ANNOUNCED
  • WE’RE HIRING AN OFFICE MANAGER!
  • SAVE THE DATE: PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 
April 12, 2017

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT ROUGH READING

VRTU-L
BY T.D. MITCHELL

Directed by Jayne Wenger
Featuring:      
Amin El Gamal*, Kenny Toll*, Valerie Weak*, &Kathryn Zdan*
*Actor’s Equity Association

 Eventbrite - Playwrights Foundation ROUGH READINGS Series

Fresh off the printer just this week, the play experiments with the
disorienting and ridiculous, prone to shifting rules, technical issues like pixellation and buffering, and yet finding moments of honesty, intimacy and human longing. VRTU-L is the final play in T.D.’s Veterans Trilogy, that includesQueens for a Year (BAPF 2013) and Beyond the 17th Parallel.


Best known as writer and story editor for the acclaimed TV series “Army Wives”, TD MITCHELL’s award-winning play scripts include A Gray Matter, In Dog Years, and Beyond the 17th Parallel (being adapted as a feature film), and Queens For A Year (World Premiere at Hartford Stage Sept 2016; read at BAPF).

Learn more about the play HERE and read TD’s interview on VRTU-L HERE


UP NEXT – BERTA, BERTA by Angelica Chéri


Our last Rough Reading of the 2016-17 season – May 8 & 9

Directed by Steven Anthony Jones

From this up and coming playwright by way of the Tisch School, UCLA ,and Columbia comes a searing, sexy new play inspired by the prison chain gang song “Berta, Berta” that originated in the notorious Parchman Farm, Mississippi State Penitentiary.  It is an electrifying, imaginary origin story.

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BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL  JULY 14 – 23


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Mattie Lennon Irish Author- 14 tracks, of Seanachai stories (some of them true!) With titles like, “Balfe the Robber” and “ Nostradamus and Me.

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Betty Webb Author- New Lena Jones Novel, DESERT VENGEANCE

Betty Webb Author- New Lena Jones Novel, DESERT VENGEANCE

Betty Webb’s new Lena Jones Novel, DESERT VENGEANCE, published in February to critical acclaim: “No once writes Southwestern mysteries as well as Betty Webb!” FIVE STAR GOOD READS review.

While pursuing a murderer, P.I. Lena Jones finally comes to terms with her tragic past.  Read the first two chapters at http://www.bettywebb-mystery.com.

Taken from the WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors April-May 2017 Vol. 46. No. 2

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The Writers Studio- Join us for an evening of craft and conversation!

Join us for an evening of craft and conversation!
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The Writers Studio Tucson Lecture Series presents…

Light to Dark: Using Mood to Create an Effective Narrator

Join us for an evening of craft and conversation featuring local Tucson writers Donna Aversa, Phil Ivory, and Lilian Vercauteren.

When: Thursday, March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Woods Memorial Library (3455 N. 1st Ave)

This event is free and open to everyone.

The moderated panel discussion will feature these Tucson Literary Luminaries:

  • Donna Aversa is a fiction writer who has studied and trained to teach at The Writers Studio Tucson, and is passionate about The Writers Studio method. With degrees from the University of Arizona, she is an attorney in private practice. Donna is currently working on a collection of short stories.
  • Phil Ivory studied literature at Columbia University. His fiction has been published in The Airgonaut, Literally Stories, Devolution Z, Bewildering Stories and elsewhere. Nominated in 2017 for the Pushcart Prize, he was previously a winner of the 2015 Writers Studio “Write-to-Read” contest and Bewildering Stories’ 2016 Mariner Awards. Phil teaches at The Writers Studio Tucson and maintains a blog at writeyourselfsane.com.
  • In her early twenties, Lilian Vercauteren came to the US to see what the fuss was all about. More than a decade later, she has only barely scratched the surface of discovering the American spirit. She has written and published several short stories and is currently querying a novel length manuscript with literary agents. She is an alumni of The Writers Studio Tucson Master Class.
Questions? Contact Reneé Bibby at renee@writerstudio.com or 520-591-8795.
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University of Arizona Poetry Center- March 2017 Events

Here’s what’s coming up this month!
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Tucson Festival of Books

March 11 & 12

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will read as part of our participation in the Poetry Coalition’s March programming on the theme “Because We Come From Everything: Poetry & Migration.” The theme is taken from a line from Herrera’s poem Borderbus.

Also join us for readings by Karen Brennan, Alberto Ríos, Emmy Peréz, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, Patricia Murphy, Joni Wallace, Johanna Skibsrud, Monica Youn, Dana Levin, Reginald Dwayne Betts, and Alison Deming. Details on the poets and locations of these readings on the Tucson Festival of Books website.

March Events

Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-In-Translation: Forrest Gander: March 2, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Gander will read translations of Pablo Neruda as part of our annual Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation Reading featuring translators of poetry, international poets, and writers and scholars working with the boundless possibilities of translation. Learn more about this annual reading.

Forrest Gander in Phoenix: March 3, Friday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Forrest Gander, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing. This reading is at the Phoenix Art Museum. 
Community Event: Open Mic: March 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: Emily Dickinson’s “Gorgeous Nothings”:  March 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.

Rescheduled: Poets Pedal: March 5, Sunday at 12:00 PM / On Sunday, March 5th, join Living Streets Alliance, the University of Arizona Poetry Center, and Edible Baja Arizona for Poets Pedal, an afternoon of biking, poetry, and gastronomy. To buy tickets, please visit Edible Baja Arizona here.

A Closer Look Book Club- “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga: March 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.

Johanna Skibsrud & Cynthia Hogue: March 9, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Johanna Skibsrud and Cynthia Hogue, who will read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Tucson Festival of Books Readings: March 11 & 12, Saturday & Sunday / Join us for readings by Karen Brennan, Alberto Ríos, Emmy Peréz, Juan Felipe Herrera, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam, Patrica Murphy, Joni Wallace, Johanna Skibsrud, Monica Youn, Dana Levin, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Alison Deming, and Tucson’s new Poet Laureate (TBA). Details on the poets and locations of these readings on the Tucson Festival of Books website.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Billy Collins: March 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.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The Poems of Jim Harrison:  March 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.

Rodrigo Toscano: March 23, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Rodrigo Toscano, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Family Day: March 25, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Activities for the whole family. Creative writing workshops at 10:00 a.m., a breakfast concert featuring poet and fiddler Ken Waldman, healthy food, coffee, begins at 11:00 a.m.

UA Prose Series: Jenny Ofill & Lydia Millet: March 30, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction. The UA Poetry Center is proud to present Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation and Last Things, and Lydia Millet, author of the recently published Sweet Lamb of Heaven. 

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