The University of Arizona Poetry Center- August 2017 Events

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August Events

Reminder: today is the last day to apply for one of our Classes & Workshops scholarships for Fall. General Registration for the Fall 2017 Poetry Center classes opens August 15.
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.

BirúPirúPerú: Collective Projects of Peruvian Visual PoetryAug. 21-Nov. 22/ This exhibit gathers 5 collective projects of Peruvian visual poetry that explore diverse poetic records and transit through various formats and languages. While they have been presented separately in cities around the globe, poet and publisher Giancarlo Huapaya has brought them together for the first time in this groundbreaking exhibition.

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.

Reginald Dwayne Betts: August 31, Thursday at 7:30 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Reginald Dwayne Betts, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Want to know more about what’s coming up in the 2017 Fall Reading & Lecture Series? Read up about it here on our blog, 1508.

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