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The Writers Studio Tucson – Save $15 on 8-Week Fall Writing Workshops

Sharpen your craft this fall with The Writers Studio Tucson
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Save $15 on 8-Week Fall Writing Workshops

Register by Sept. 21 using coupon code: narrator18

Discount must be taken at time of registration online or by phone, may not be combined with any other offer, valid while supplies last. Offer valid 8/21/18-9/21/18.

  • Thursdays, starting Sept. 27 | 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Taught by Lela Scott MacNeil
    NEW Location: Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Studios, 100 E. 6th Street
  • Saturdays, starting Sept. 29 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Taught by Donna Aversa
    NEW Location: Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Studios, 100 E. 6th Street


  • Thursdays, starting Sept. 27 | 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Taught by Philip Ivory
    NEW Location: Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Studios, 100 E. 6th Street


  • Tuesdays, starting Sept. 25 | 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Taught by Lela Scott MacNeil
    NEW Location: Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Studios, 100 E. 6th Street


  • Tuesdays, starting Sept. 25 | 6:30 to 9 p.m.
    Taught by Reneé Bibby
    NEW Location: Tucson Warehouse and Transfer Studios, 100 E. 6th Street

Get in touch with Reneé Bibby at (520) 591-8795 or

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The Writers Studio- “Kimberly Reed’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show & Much more

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The Original School of Creative Writing and Thinking
Alumni News
Kimberly Reed
Director/Producer of Dark Money Wins
Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award
PBS Acquires the Rights to North American Distribution

“Kimberly Reed’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, The Moth, and in Details Magazine. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” she directed/produced PRODIGAL SONS, a “whiplash doc that heralds an exciting talent.” PRODIGAL SONS (First Run Features, Sundance Channel) landed on many Best of the Year lists, screened at more than 100 film festivals, and garnered 14 Audience and Jury awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize. Ms. Reed was recognized as one of OUT Magazine’s “Out 100,” and as Towleroad’s “Best LGBT Character of the Film Year.” She also produced/edited/wrote PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE (Zeitgeist Films), and produced THE DEATH AND LIFE OF MARSHA P. JOHNSON (Netflix).”

Kimberly was a longtime student in The Writers Studio NYC Master Class. Read more about her film Dark Money here.

Alumni News

Alice Hatcher’s Debut Novel The Wonder That Was Ours
Available September 8
Alum of The Writers Studio Tucson on Long List for First Novel PrizeAlice Hatcher’s debut novel “The Wonder That Was Ours” made the long list for the 2018 The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In an essay on her website, the author traces how she felt starting in a beginning class at The Writers Studio Tucson, despite being an accomplished professional with a PhD, and how she found the right voice for her novel by doing exercises. Read the essay here. Order the book here.

New and Recent Additions to Fall Classes
Hudson Valley Poetry Workshop

This all-poetry workshop is open to students new to The Writers Studio as well as continuing and returning students. More information and registration here.

NYC/Brooklyn Level 1
This eight-week class is a full introduction to The Writers Studio method. Open to writers new to The Writers Studio, and returning students who wish to continue or return to Level 1 in a new, convenient location. More information and registration here.

Online Over-50 Workshop

This six-week class uses exercises by writers who published their first books “on the late side.” Open to all writers 50+ who wish to write fiction, poetry, and/or memoir. Students new to The Writers Studio, as well as continuing and returning students are all welcome. This is an ongoing workshop you can take over and over again, or you can move on to other levels from here by recommendation of the teacher. More information and registrationhere.

See the full fall lineup here.

Craft Class News
Get a jump on your reading — the fall Craft Class reading list is now available. This term Philip Schultz will teach Franz Kafka, not to be missed. The reading list is here. Register for the fall Craft Class here.
Opportunities For Writers
Fiction, Nonfiction
Boulevard’s mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer.” Boulevard was established in 1985.
Boulevard Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers. Deadline September 30. Details here.
Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers. Deadline December 31. Details here.
Citron Review
Flash Fiction, Micro Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
“In each issue of the journal, you can experience the larger world through very small, focused lenses—fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in small, economical packages. The essays and poems and stories in The Citron Review land all along the spectrum of human experience. They do what literature does best—tell us what it’s like to be human in new and different ways.” Deadline November 30. Details here.

Tulip Tree Press
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry 
“Our mantra is our mission: to tell Stories That Need to Be Told.” Currently accepting submissions for the Story Contest. Categories for contest include Passion, Depth, Humor, and Love. Deadline August 26. Details here. Anomaly
Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, Comics, Translation
Anomaly is committed to actively seeking out and promoting the work of marginalized and underrepresented artists, including especially people of color, women, queer, differently abled, neurodivergent, and gender nonconforming artists.”
Deadline September 1. Learn more about the magazine and check out their gorgeous blog here. Submission details here.

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”– George Eliot
Register here for fall classes.
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Crowded Fire Theater August 2018 – Presents CHURCH Take a peek at who’s on board!

Take a peek at who’s on board!
We are excited to announce the cast of CHURCH by Young Jean Lee! Directed by Mina Morita, this slyly subversive and surprisingly moving work will feature (from left to right) Lawrence Radecker, Jordan Maria Don, Nkechi Emeruwa, and Alison Whismore. In CHURCH, Young Jean Lee transforms her lifelong struggle with Christianity into an exuberant church service. A traveling group of earnest reverends testify through narrative, song, and dance, testing the expectations of religious and non-religious alike. Come lose, gain and question your faith all in one night.
Reserve Tickets Now!
Support CFT and win amazing things!
We hold a fundraising salon and auction once in a while – for CHURCH, we had some AMAZING PACKAGES come in, and we knew that we had to give everyone a chance to win!
We’re collecting proxy bids for the two packages below now – let us know your max bid, and we’ll designate a CFT Resident Artist to bid on your behalf.

Your support for Crowded Fire will allow us to provide subsidized tickets for CHURCH and support hundreds of artists through our mentorship, new play development, and mainstage programs.

Bid NOW, through 8/17!
The winner of this package will receive a Warriors Party hosted by CFT Board Member and Super-Fan, Tina Brier! You and a friend will spend the evening with Tina and her husband David watching an away game on her big-screen TV in Moraga, and you’ll receive:
  • a SIGNED and framed Klay Thompson photograph!
  • Zaza Pachulia bobble head!
  • Warriors dog collar!
  • Dinner, and pre-game discussion & snacks!
  • David’s specialty Warriors martinis!
  • Warriors t-shirts!
A convenient date will be arranged for

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PM PRESS – Hobo Literture

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$27.95   |  544 Pages
ISBN: 9781629635187
Iain McIntyre

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From the 1870s until the Second World War, millions of Americans left their homes to board freight trains that would carry them vast distances, sometimes to waiting work, often to points unknown. Congregating in skid rows, socializing around campfires, and bringing in the nation’s crops, these drifters were set apart from conformist America by a lifestyle possessing its own haunts, vocabulary, and cultural, sexual, and ethical standards. Alternately derided and lionized for their footloose ways and nonconformity, hoboes played a crucial and largely neglected role in the creation of not only America’s infrastructure, industry, and agriculture but also its culture, politics, and music.
The first anthology of its kind, On the Fly! brings forth the lost voices of Hobohemia. Dozens of stories, poems, songs, stories, and articles produced by hoboes are brought together to create an insider history of the subculture’s rise and fall. Adrenaline-charged tales of train hopping, scams, and political agitation are combined with humorous and satirical songs, razor sharp reportage and unique insights into the lives of the women and men who crisscrossed America in search of survival and adventure.
From iconic figures such as labor martyr Joe Hill and socialist novelist Jack London through to pioneering blues and country musicians, and little known correspondents for the likes of the
Hobo News, the authors and songwriters contained in On the Fly!run the full gamut of Hobohemia’s wide cultural and geographical embrace. With little of the original memoirs, literature, and verse remaining in print, this collection, aided by a glossary of hobo vernacular and numerous illustrations and photos, provides a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the life and times of a uniquely American icon. Read on to enter a world where hoboes, tramps, radicals, and bums gather in jungles, flop houses, and boxcars; where gandy dancers, bindlestiffs, and timber beasts roam the rails once more.
“This book is a tantalizing boxcar ride back through the history of the hobo, all told from the hobo’s point of view. What more could anyone ask?”
—-Paul Garon, coeditor of What’s the Use of Walking If There’s a Freight Train Going Your Way? Black Hoboes & Their Songs and author of Blues and the Poetic Spirit
“On the Fly! is indispensable for understanding not only the hobo life but also the on-the-ground history of our urban industrial order.”
—-Todd DePastino, author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America
“A wonderful and definitive collection of hobo prose, poetry, and song. Iain McIntyre has painstakingly collected a rich array of hobo writing that together speaks to the rich and varied lives these itinerant travellers inhabited along the iron highway.”
—-John Lennon, author of Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in U.S. Culture and Literature, 1869-1956 
Iain McIntyre is a Melbourne-based author, musician, and community radio broadcaster who has written a variety of books on activism, history, and music. Previous publications include Girl Gangs, Biker Boys, and Real Cool Cats: Pulp Fiction and Youth Culture from the 1950 to 1980 (PM Press, 2017), How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protest, Graffiti and Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia (PM Press, 2013),
Wild About You: The Sixties Beat Explosion in Australia and New Zealand (Verse Chorus Press, 2010), and Tomorrow Is Today: Australia in the Psychedelic Era, 1966-70 (Wakefield Press, 2006).
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University of Arizona Poetry Center August 2018 – Coming Events

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August 2018 Events

Whitman Circle Summer Social: Meet Our New Literary Director, Diana Delgado – August 8, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / Come cool off with a cold beverage and help us welcome Diana Delgado, the new Literary Director at the University of Arizona Poetry Center.  Diana will help oversee the Reading Series, the Classes and Workshops program, and more.  A current NEA Literature Fellow, Diana’s first book will be released by BOA Editions in 2019.  Light hors d’oeuvres provided. Free and open to the public. This event takes place at Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St.

Scholarships for Fall 2018 Classes & Workshops are NOW OPEN!

We’ve had one change to our lineup, so be sure to check our Fall 2018 Classes & Workshops offerings here. Apply today for a scholarship here.

UA Joins Forces with the American Literary Translators Association

We’re excited to join forces with ALTA as they move to Tucson and join the College of Humanities! Read about our partnership here.

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Holden & Arts Associates – 2019-2020 touring productions

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Hello! Happy days of summer!

Here at HAA, the hot summer days are flying by and we are looking ahead to the fall with great excitement.

We are so proud to announce our roster for the 2019-2020 touring season. In these offerings, you’ll find incredible productions based on new and classic literature. You’ll find innovative use of technology and opportunities for audience engagement and participation. You’ll find live music, movement, and dance.  And you will find extraordinary stories.

Stories of love and family, like the bond between two male penguins and their baby chick in Penguins from Cahoots NI. Stories of kindness, like when Sophia seeks to help her friend fill her empty fridge in Childsplay’s Maddi’s Fridge. Stories of acceptance, like when a strange alien robot finds a new home, far from her own planet, in Beep from Windmill Theatre Co. Stories with ideas like these are meant to be shared far and wide – a value that is beautifully illustrated in Inlet Dance Theatre’s What Do You Do With an Idea?  

We believe these productions will bring joy to your audiences just as they have to all of us.  Please check out our website, which now reflects the 2019-2020 touring productions and is fully uploaded with materials such as videos, photos, reviews, and more.

We’ll be at the fall regional conferences (WAA #803, AMW #713, and PAE #105) but don’t hesitate to be in touch at any time. Give us a call or email to set up a conference appointment or to start talking about your interests and available dates.

We’re excited to speak with you about all our artists and work with you to build a successful 2019-2020 season for your community.

Best Regards,
Spring, Sarah, Stacy, Theresa and Michael

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