University of Arizona Poetry Center- October 2016 Events

Coming Up at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in October 2016

Pō é tree: Readings from “Sonoran Desert: A Literary Field Guide”: October 1, Saturday at 3:00 PM / Pō é tree is a docent-led 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.

Richard Shelton Book Launch & Reading: October 1, Saturday at 4:00 PM/ Celebrate the release of world renowned poet and writer Richard Shelton’s forthcoming family memoir Nobody Rich or Famous.

Climate Change + Poetry: Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass: October 6, Thursday at 7:00 PM / UA Poetry Center features world-class poets as they address what overlaps, contradictions, mutual challenges, and confluences the categories of Climate Change & Poetry share with each other in a series of investigative readings.

Community Event: Monica Ong Artist Talk & Exhibit: October 7, Friday at 4:00 PM / Monica Ong will give a multimedia mini-reading and artist talk as a vehicle for creating dialogue among medical, humanities, and cultural communities on silences of the body.

Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass in Phoenix: October 7, Friday at 7:00 PM / This reading takes place at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Words of Wisdom II: Poetry Readings by LGBT Seniors: October 8, Saturday at 2:00 PM / This community event will feature readings from LGBT Seniors, led by Poetry Center docent Curt Stubbs. Featuring special guest TC Tolbert.

Climate Change + Poetry: Aracelis Girmay: October 13, Thursday / Climate Talk with Diana Liverman begins at 6:30 PM, Reading begins at 7:00 PM / UA Poetry Center features world-class poets as they address what overlaps, contradictions, mutual challenges, and confluences the categories of Climate Change & Poetry share with each other in a series of investigative readings.

TUSD Fall Break Reading w/Aracelis Girmay: October 14, Friday at 10:00 AM / This special poetry reading featuring the work of Aracelis Girmay is especially geared towards middle and high school students. The reading will take place at Tucson Museum of Art.

A Closer Look Book Club- “Between the World And Me”: October 19, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / By Ta-Nehisi Coates. Called “required reading” by Toni Morrison, this book is written as a letter to his son about growing up as an African American male in America.

UA Prose Series: Benjamin Rybeck, Natasha Stagg, and Lawrence Lenhart: October 20, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The UA Prose Series presents three recent University of Arizona MFA Program in Creative Writing alumni, each reading from new books.

Annual In Memoriam Reading: October 26, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / Join the Tucson community in the Hillman Odeum for a docent-led celebratory reading featuring the voices of poets who are deceased but whose legacy lives on in this celebration.

Poetry Circle: The Climate Change Poems of Brenda Hillman & Robert Hass: October 27, Thursday at 3:00 PM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior knowledge of a poet’s work is necessary. This event takes place at the Oro Valley Public Library.

Rita Dove: October 27, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Family Day: October 29, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Family Days is a series of creative writing workshops for youth ages 0 to 13. One Saturday a month, youth and their parents are encouraged to attend these hour-long workshops together and then stay for breakfast concerts featuring healthy food and live music.

The Dream Delivery Service: A Poetics of Porous Intimacy: October 31, Monday at 6:00 PM / In 2014, Mathias Svalina started a Dream Delivery Service. Svalina takes about forty subscribers a month, then writes and delivers dream poems to them every day. Svalina will be in Tucson, and this launch event takes place at MOCA Tucson.

Fall Reading Recommendations from Poetry Center staff, now up on our blog.
Our brand new playspace, a mini replica of Paris’s famous Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, was a smash success at last month’s Family Day. Children are welcome to interact with the play area during any of our open hours, and by following a few simple steps can become a Tumbleweed, just like some of our favorite famous authors were!

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