University of Arizona Poetry Center- SUMMER SOCIALS

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UA Poetry Center

Summer Socials

at Hotel Congress Tucson, Arizona

Celebrate Tucson’s summer months with the Poetry Center!
Whet your appetite, get inspired, and connect with friends!

We are excited to present a new slate of programming in this short series featuring local artists and writers. These free, informal gatherings are designed for any and all who wish to escape the heat and enjoy engaging conversation.

Come for wine or a beverage on your way home from work; stay as long as you like.  All are welcome.  We can’t wait to see you!
All events take place at The Copper Room of Hotel Congress:
311 E. Congress Street.
Summer Social with Ken Lamberton

When: Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Get ready to be inspired for your next
road trip!

Ken Lamberton shares photos and stories from his forthcoming book, Chasing Arizona: One Man’s Year-long Obsession with the Grand Canyon State, a collection of humorous essays and memoirs from Lamberton’s travels to monument and historical sites throughout the state: 52 destinations in 52 weeks. 

Summer Social with Ben Olmstead & Simon Donovan

When: Wednesday, July 23 at 5:30 p.m
Poetry in partnership with our very own streetcar! 
Join collaborating artists Ben Olmstead and Simon Donovan for an informal discussion about poetry & the modern streetcar!  Find out how poems will play a vital  part in creating the character of our new modern streetcar: just in time for its July launch!

Summer Social with Susan Briante

When: Wednesday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m
Poetry on the rise: Let the stock market be your guide!
Join us for our final installment of the Poetry Center’s Summer Socials as we hear fromwriter, translator and UA professor Susan Briante. Briante offers insights into the relationship between poetry and the financial world. Come listen to what happens when the stock market becomes your muse!

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