Daily Archives: April 9, 2015



by J. E. Gurley

J. E. Gurley recently had two new novels published: OCCAM’S RAZOR, a science fiction novel through Create Space and KAIJU: DEADFALL, a giant monster novel published through Severed Press.

In OCCAM’S RAZOR, Jazon Lightsinger’s desire to return to Earth may have gotten him into trouble.  Dastoran High Lord Hromhada uses beautiful Amiessa, a sixth-generation clone, to lure Jazon into accepting a mission to seek out a new life form in the Battle Zone,, scene of decades of Alliance-Cha’ aita conflict.  The enemy isn’t the only thing he has to worry about.  Aboard Occam’s Razor, the new interstitial skip drive ship, are three Dastoran Drones eager to protect Amissa and the ship and a Trilock Ambassador eager to end the mission.  The Phyein, the newly evolving inorganic race they seek out, need Amissa badly enough to insist that Lord Hromhada give Jazon control of the mission.  Jazon has to discover why before they all die.

In KIJU: DEADFALL, there is death from space.  The first meteor landed in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco, causing an earthquake and a tsunami.  The second wiped out a small Indiana city.  The third struck the deserts of Navada.  When gigantic monsters-Ishom, Girra, and Nuska – emerge from the impact craters, the world faces a threat unlike any it had ever known – Kaiju, NASA catastrophist Gate Rutherford, and Special Ops Captain Aiden Walker must find a way to stop the creatures before they destroy every major city in America.

Kindle editions are available at Amazon.com.  For his other book books, visit http://www.jamesgurley.com.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 43.  No. 6  December 2014/ January 2015

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Borderlands Theater- RIVER CITY Opens April 10, 2015 & Giant Puppets at Cesar Chavez March and Rally

Borderlands Theater– RIVER CITY Opens April 10 & Giant Puppets at Cesar Chavez March and Rally 
In This Issue
River City Opens April 10th!
Giant Puppets at Cesar Chavez March and Rally
Ajo Residency Recap
Barclay’s Tribute Dinner
Borderlands E News:

March 25, 2015

River City Opens April 10th!
Previews April 9th. Have you gotten your tickets?


Shaken by her father’s death, Mary sets off to uncover three generations’ worth of secrets buried in the West End of Louisville, Kentucky. River City charts Mary’s discoveries, which span four decades, and investigates race, memory, and the ghosts that haunt one American family.



Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 P.M. with Sunday matinees at 2:00 P.M. Preview on Thursday, April 9, 7:30 P.M.

Opening Night April 10th

Tickets $7 – $24 (group rates and various discounts available). Check website for details.


Call (520) 882-7406 to purchase tickets and make your reservations.

Or Buy tickets online!

Giant Puppets at Cesar Chavez March and Rally
The 15th Annual Cesar Chavez March and Rally takes place this Saturday, March 28.

Participants will meet at Pueblo High School at 9:00am. The march then proceeds to Rudy Garcia park where a Giant Puppet Performance of the Great Grape Strike written by Milta Ortiz will take place at approximately 9:45am or whenever the marchers arrive.

Borderlands’ Giant Puppet spectacle, directed by Marc David Pinate, tells the story of the Delano Grape Strike and Boycott, when Filipino, Mexican, and Chican@ farm workers formed the first farm worker’s union. After years of strikes, brutal beatings by police and strike breakers, fasts by Cesar, the famous march to Sacramento, and a national grape boycott campaign, farm growers finally capitulated to workers demands for basic worker rights and protections.

Borderlands is honored to add this new theatrical extravaganza to an important community celebration of Chican@ s/heroes. Over 60 volunteers and 8 professional artists/designers helped build the puppets over five weekends. Local leaders Supervisor Richard Elias, Marisol Flores-Aguirre of REA Marketing, and Governing School Board Member Cam Juarez lent their voices to the sound track mixed by Jim Klingenfus; and Fabrics-That-Go donated over 100 yards of fabric.

Come out Saturday and experience what community arts looks like!

Ajo Residency Recap
Last week’s Community Artists Gathering in Ajo, hosted by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) saw the coming together of dozens of artists and performers from across the country and the state. The five day event centered around the role of art in community building. Fellow Tucson performers Yvonne Montoya, director of SAFOS Dance Theatre; and dynamic duo Logan Philips and Adam Cooper-Teran of Verbobala also represented Chukson in grand fashion.

Borderlands Theater’s producing director, Marc David Pinate, collaborated with Ajo based performers – the Nano Players, musician Ted Moore, and videographer Mel Ortega – to devise a performance about memory, oral history, and crossing cultural lines. Using elements of story telling, movement, video projections, borrowed text, and music, the group worked for four days presenting the result of their workshop on the last night of the conference. The work in progress was well received, capturing the heartfelt personal narratives of Ajo residents past and present. Borderlands hopes to expand on this project and other collaborations with ISDA in the near future.

Tickets on sale for Barclay’s Tribute Dinner

Call (520) 882-7406 to purchase tickets ($50 per person) or buy a table (seats 8 people $400.)

Saturday April 26th 6pm
525 N Bonita Avenue Tucson, AZ
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. See you at the theater!

Borderlands Theater
40 W. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Office: (520) 882-8607
Box Office: (520) 882-7406

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Kore Press standing by women’s words since 1993 – Notes from the Motherfield & 2015 First Book Award

  • Kore Press standing by women’s words since 1993 –  Notes from the Motherfield & 2015 First Book Award 

      Notes from the Motherfield is a curated interview series f notes and other writings of various shapes and durations by motherwriters

Motherhood as Grand Mal (and
a few other things) 
by Soma Mei Sheng Frazier  2015 First Book Award 

Soma Mei Sheng Frazier & Zoe

“Childless friends often ask me to describe it: Life as a mother. But how?

Once I met my daughter Zoe, I realized I’d known nothing about love before, and that’s an offensive thing to say to someone without kids. It makes you a real asshole. So perhaps–

* Poet’s Answer


Motherhood is intangible: quite the opposite of, say, the craggy new stitches that once bisected my friend’s tongue and the disparate eras in an otherwise seamless life – the easy undoubting years before he learned of the epilepsy, biting himself badly during that first seizure, and all the other years to come. (or) All love is imbued with yearning, but this yearning answers itself completely; all love is selfish, yes, but this love is more selfish than the lover. It will crack you before you can crack it, and even then you’ll thank it on your knees. (or) My life was a hot mess. But the devil handed me a bus pass home from Hades in the delivery room, along with a tall, cool glass of water. (or) It’s something that makes you deeply humble, though others will see you as overly proud, and it’s something that should make you better, too. (or) On second thought, maybe it is like the stitches: long dissolved from his tongue, but to my friend ever present and still tender. . . ”  see the full essay here. 


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