Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

University of Arizona Poetry- 2011 Lumies Tucson Pima Arts & Business Awards

Tucson Pima Arts & Business Awards

Congratulations to all of the worthy individuals, organizations, and businesses who received or were nominated for Local Luminary Awards from the Tucson Pima Arts Council. A heartfelt congratulations to fellow literary organizations Kore Press and Casa Libre en la Solana. We salute you for all the work you do to enrich and enliven our literary culture!

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Barbara McNichol Editor- Presents “Whack Wordiness: How to Rid Your Writing of Wasted Words to Make Your Message More Compelling”

Whack Wordiness Presentation in June

Thanks to Patricia “Brooks’s kind invitation, I’ll be giving a
presentation called “Whack Wordiness: How to Rid Your Writing of
Wasted Words to Make Your Message More Compelling” on June 29 in
Scottsdale, Arizona (email me for meeting details) to the Scottsdale
Women’s Writers Group.

This session applies tried-and-true editing techniques to show how
extraneous words get in the way of good writing. If you can’t attend
and would like a refresher course, review t his 3-part Whack Wordiness
series in my blog.

If you follow the suggestions, you’ll immediately de-clutter your
sentences and improve the “muscle tone” of your writing. Try them!

Whack Wordiness Part 1:

Whack Wordiness Part 2:

Whack Wordiness Part 3:

Barbara McNichol

Barbara McNichol Editorial provides expert editing of business and
professional books. Please request “How the BME Process Works for You”
or go to my website to start the process!

Barbara McNichol Editorial


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Sydney Writers’ Centre- Offers SCREENWRITING STAGE 1 with Tim Gooding

Fast and the Furious 5 has consolidated its place in movie history by recording the highest April opening weekend ever. Not bad for a movie about fast cars. Whether you prefer action movies like this or more considered films, you can learn the skills to write your own film in our course Screenwriting Stage 1 with Tim Gooding.

You’ll discover:

•the ideal way to structure your story
•what you need to include in your plot
•how to write characters people love to watch.
•the difference between story and plot
•genre, style and theme – and how this applies to your screenplay
•and MUCH more.
Screenwriting Stage 1 with Tim Gooding
When: Every Monday starting Monday 20 June 2011 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: $395

Go to http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au/screenwriting.htm?utm_source=swc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=body for more information or to enrol online.

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Tara Theatre Company- Presents St. John Irving’s BOYD’S SHOP

Boyd’s Shop

Tara Theatre Company proudly present an Irish Drama titled “Boyd’s Shop” by St. John Irving, at the Stratford Theatre . June 23rd- 25th 23rd only 8pm – 24th & 25th 7:00 pm Tickets- Thursday $12 Friday & Saturday $15 Refreshments Available For Tickets Contact: Maureen Richetelli: 203-874-6273-Linda Hardiman: 203-878-2865 For additional information please contact Noeleen Nelson at noeleen@optonline.net

Organizer(s): Irish Heritage Society of Milford

The Irish Emigrant

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University of Arizona Poetry Center- Coming Up at the Poetry Center Harmony Holiday & Matt Rotando

Coming Up at the Poetry Center:

Our Summer Poetry Resident, Harmony Holiday, arrives this week to begin her three-week stay in the Poetry Center’s guest cottage. She will read with local poet Matt Rotando on Monday, June 13th at 8 p.m.

Harmony Holiday spends most of her time in New York, by way of Berkeley, by way of L.A., by way of Iowa, by way of the Delta, by way of Jamestown, by way of the Middle Passage, by way of Sicily, by way of Ghana, by way of the planet Sirius, by glint of the gibbous moon, because of sunspots on the sun. Her first book Negro League Baseball, will be published by Fence this spring.

Matt Rotando received an MFA in poetry from the City University of New York (Brooklyn College) and a Fulbright Foundation grant. Next fall he will complete his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Arizona. Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College, he is the author of a collection of poems entitled The Comeback’s Exoskeleton (UpSet Press, 2008).

Matt is teaching his popular class, Surrealist Writing on Mondays from June 13th to June 30th. Previous students have called this class “a bright shining light in an otherwise dim and boring week of diurnal life” and say that Matt “somehow makes wild creativity come easy.” There are still a few spots available in this class.

Make sure you stop in for our summer exhibit: Broadsides from the Poetry Center Collection. Here’s a bit of trivia: the Declaration of Independence had its first widespread distribution in broadside form. Since then, the broadside has evolved in both form and intention, and poetry broadsides boast a remarkable artistic range. Come see for yourself!

For a complete calendar of events go to http://poetry.arizona.edu/calendar-of-events

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