The Society of Southwestern Authors- April 19, 2015 Writing Forum Hosts Christy White & Stuart Watkins SHARING POETRY

The Society of Southwestern Authors- April 19, 2015 Writing Forum Hosts Christy White & Stuart Watkins SHARING POETRY

April is National Poetry Month and we have the opportunity
to have Arizona poets to share their work. Christy White is the
treasurer (and former president) of the Arizona State Poetry Society
as well as the newsletter editor and the website administrator. SSA
member Stuart Watkins is the president of the re-ignited Tucson
Poetry Society.
Christy White has published a number of chapbooks and other
volumes of poetry with her first being Heart of Fire, and others
including At Last a Voice, Naked Again, Western Reveries and her
latest, Rain. Stuart Watkins has two books of poetry; his first was a
celebration of the Centennial Celebration of Arizona Statehood, Arizona:
100 Years, 100 Poems, 100 Poets and Black and White are Only Shades
of Gray.
The Tucson Poetry Society meets on the first Saturday of the
month at 10:10 AM at the UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street,
in Tucson. The objective is reading poetry and gentle critiquing. The next meeting is April 4 and you can contact
Stuart at watkins4AZ@gmail.com or 520-818-0844 if you have any questions

The Arizona State Poetry’s April 25th meeting is their annual Spring Festival
where they will be discussing poetry and film at the Scottsdale Mustang Library, 10101
N. 90th St., Scottsdale. Christy White, Host, 480-677-0000, cchristy1@prodigy.net.
The Academy of American Poets defined the month in 1996 and it is the largest literary
celebration in the world with schools, libraries, booksellers, publishers, poets and
celebrating poetry in our culture. Poem in Your Pocket Day initiated in 2002 by the
New York City Mayor and was added to the Academy of American Poets events
for National Poetry Month. The normal celebration will be April 30th this year,
but SSA hopes everyone who comes to the Forum brings a poem in their pocket on
April 19th, 2015.
FORUMS ARE AT THE
TUCSON CITY CENTER INNSUITES RESORT
(Granada & Saint Mary’s) 11 am–2 pm, every third Sunday
Please R.S.V.P. by WEDNESDAY before the Forum
546-9382 or ssabrunches@gmail.com
$25 w/registration–$30 at the door–includes lunch & speaker

No credit cards please

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