Monthly Archives: July 2017

 Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter- WriteNow! 2017 Conference “Writer Quest: Conquer the Publishing Jungle”

The Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter invites you to our annual WriteNow! 2017 Conference “Writer Quest: Conquer the Publishing Jungle”


Featuring Keynote Speaker, International Bestselling author




CLIVE CUSSLER will share his techniques, secrets and strategies for conquering the literary jungle. The conference will also feature New York Times Bestselling author LEE GOLDBERG, and ROBIN BURCELL, who co-writes a book series with Mr. Cussler.


Publicist, social media pro and brand manager, DANA KAYE, specializes in coaching clients on how to establish their personal brand.


Also on hand, literary agent JILL MARR from the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency will take pitches. Developmental editor HOLLY LORINCZ will provide editing sessions. [The pitch and editing sessions are an additional fee and you must register for WriteNow! to be eligible to submit materials.]




Friday Evening Reception: August 11, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013


Full Day Conference: Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 4415 E. Paradise Valley Parkway South, Phoenix, 85032


The conference is open to the public and suitable for all genres of interest, will include the aforementioned speakers, panel discussions, as well as the opportunity for attendees to buy the speakers’ books and have them signed. Lunch and snacks are included. A silent auction will be held, plus a free drawing for a loaded Kindle.


For COMPLETE DETAILS and to REGISTER, please click HERE.

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The National Writers Union Tucson- Open Mic Monday July 17, 2017

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The Playwrights Foundation- The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival July 13-23, 2017


The 40th Anniversary Festival Opens Thursday with a Kick-Off Celebration,
Followed by Six 
New Plays through 7/23

Experience new plays. Hear new voices. Meet the next generation of theater trailblazers.


Click on a playwright’s image to learn more

Do you have your tickets yet?  Opening Night is this Friday – get ready for two weekends of new plays, parties and panels!

Take a front seat to the development of six must-see new plays complemented by fascinating in-depth discussions and social events.
Good seats are still available for the first weekend, but act now: week two is selling out fast.

Eventbrite - Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2017


If you ever needed a reason to catch plays on the festival …

“Mueller attributes the festival’s success and national renown…in part to the excitement it generates among Bay Area audiences hoping they might happen upon a work-in-progress by the next great American dramatic voice.

‘I remember a friend called me right after hearing George Brant’s ‘Grounded’ (BAPF 2012), which later ended up on Broadway (starring Anne Hathaway, directed by Julie Taymor). She’s not a theater person, but she was beside herself that she’d heard something [in development] she knew would be big. And it was.’

“…playwright Marcus Gardley, ‘Amy [Mueller, Playwrights Foundation artistic director] embraced my work [on the festival], and then everything started coming together.’  

– Jessica Zack, San Francisco Chronicle

Will this be the year for YOUR discovery moment?

DON’T MISS Our 40th Anniversary Festival Kick-off CELEBRATION!
Thursday, July 13 6:30 – 8:30pm    A SF Rooftop Terrace


Help us kick-off our 40th on an
enchanted rooftop terrace in San Francisco!

Toast with guest of honor, Obie award-winner and PF alum
Chris Chen, the 2017 Festival playwrights, PF resident playwrights, alumni, and artists.

Program includes a sneak peak festival plays, and the opening monolgue of Marcus Gardley’s …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi special guests, small bites, cocktails, music, and lively conversation.

Celebrate our forty-year legacy of launching the next generation of new voices for the theater.


                                                                                            Thank You to our Event Sponsor!
Eventbrite - Playwrights Foundation 40th Anniversary Festival Kick-off Celebration

Patron       $100  Includes private reception with the playwrights                                                                                   

Supporter    $40 

Artist            $20

Admission is limited, but it’s not too late to get your ticket.   Just added: a chance to win a Theater Staycation Package!

 Festival Special Events
Join us between shows for some brainy fun – panel discussions and moderated conversations
with experts, parties and networking

Loyalty, Patriotism & Homeland: An Exploration of Two Plays, Two Perspectives
Between shows hear field experts unpack some of the questions raised by Damascus and We Swim, We Talk, We Go to WarLearn More!
Sunday, July 16  3:30 – 5PM  FREE!

More Panels Weekend Two – Learn More!

For Emerging Theater Professionals:

A Night of New Short Plays & Networking
Thursday, July 20 7PM  FREE!

Join the Bay Area Playwrights Festival summer cohort of emerging theater makers from universities in cities as far flung as Edinburgh, Boston, Denver, San Diego and the Bay Area as they present a night of new short plays – entirely written and produced by the groupLearn More


New plays. New voices. The next generation of theater.

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Playwrights Foundation – 1616 16th st, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center 2017- Check out our events for the rest of the summer

Check out our events for the rest of the summer.
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 Events in July & August

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Unique Editions: June 5 – Aug. 11/ A unique edition is a one-of-kind book (produced in an “edition of one”); these rare volumes form a small but treasured part of the Poetry Center’s library holdings.

Breezeway Screening of Kid-Friendly Short Films: July 12, Wednesday at 7:30 PM / Join us for a free screening in the Poetry Center Breezeway using the Loft Cinema’s inflatable screen!  Co-presented with The Loft Cinema, who will provide complimentary popcorn. This event is free and open to the public.

Summer Reading: Noah Baldino & Valerie Hsiung: July 27, Thursday at 7:30 PM / 2017 UA Poetry Center Summer Resident Noah Baldino will read from their work alongside writerValerie  Hsiung. To be followed by a Q&A.

Screening of Welcome to this House: Aug. 9, Wednesday at 5:30 / Welcome To This House is iconic director Barbara Hammer’s feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full self-disclosure. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at The Loft Cinema.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Haiku and Other Japanese Poetry: Aug. 19, Saturday at 10:30 AM / Led by UA Poetry Center docents, Poetry Circle is a program to expand participants’ knowledge and appreciation of poetry. No prior poetry experience necessary. This event takes place at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library.

Screening of A Late Style of Fire: Aug. 23, Wednesday at 5:30 / Director Michele Poulos’ feature documentary on the life of poet Larry Levis.  The brilliant writing and troubled life of Californian Larry Levis came to an abrupt halt when he died at age 49. This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at The Loft Cinema.

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