The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, September 17, starting at 6:00 p.m. in Tucson. This month, Mansur Johnson will be the featured reader. Mansur will read from all of his four books available free at the Tucson Public Library (and for sale on Amazon, where reviews are also available): Murshid: A personal memoir of life with American Sufi Samuel L. Lewis; Big Tales: All the stories in The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan; Don’t Search, Celebrate! The Collected poems of Mansur Johnson; and In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great, Part 1: The 1998 footsteps of Alexander the Great Tour; and from Shamcher: A memoir of Bryn Beorse and his struggle to introduce ocean (thermal energy conversion) energy to the United States, which is available free online.
The open mic is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!
The event will be held at the AFSCME/SEIU Union Hall at 877 S. Alvernon Way in Tucson. The building is on the east side of the street (opposite the Randolph Park golf range) and is a couple of blocks north of 22nd Street. There is ample parking. The room is on the first floor and we will have signs up to point the way.
National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO)