Kore Press Editors & Artists Dinner- SAVE THE DATE A Community Mixer

SAVE THE DATE

Wed, Oct 18, 6-8pm
Kore Press Editors & Artists Dinner
A Community Mixer

in Tucson

INDIE FEMINIST CULTURE WORKERS
Claudia Rankine, contributor to Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing

Kore Press hosts an Editors & Artists Dinner and community mixer to offer a welcome to, and connect community with, visiting artists and thinkers arriving in Tucson for three days of the Thinking Its Presence Conference, including many contributors to the Letters to the Future anthology (forthcoming January 2018 from Kore). We offer a pre-conference landing pad, local food, and welcoming space on the eve before the conference at the UA Poetry Center.

Dinner is followed by a reading with Salvadoran poet, Javier Zamora, hosted by POG.

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Kore Press & KXCI community radio partner on a new podcast series 
Kore Press & KXCI at Hotel Congress 

Kore Press and KXCI, Tucson’s community-supported radio station, are excited to partner with live interviews featuring Letters to the Future artists at the new downtown KXCI / Hotel Congress studio! The podcast interviews are part of Kore’s exciting pre-publication events featuring many of the contributors to the anthology who will be visiting Tucson October 18-21 for the Thinking Its Presence 2017: Race, Advocacy and Solidarity in the Arts conference.

Details to come

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center- September 2017 Events

Coming up this month at the Poetry Center.
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September Events

Reginald Dwayne Betts: August 31, Thursday at 7:00 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.  This event is sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Barbara Martinsons.

Open Mic:  September 2, Saturday at 11:30 AM / Poetry Center Docents host their monthly Open Mic event. The open mic will be round-robin style, which means each attendant will have the chance to share their own or a favorite poem. This event takes place in the Hillman Odeum.

Shop Talk: The Work of Jorie Graham: September 5, Tuesday at 6:00 PM / Shop Talks take a “round table” approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere; no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required. Led by Farid Matuk.

Jorie Graham: September 7, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Jorie Graham, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Literary Fiction Book Club – “The Association of Small Bombs” by Karen Mahajan: September 13, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / To participate in a Book Club conversation, just read the book and join us on the red couches in the lobby of the Poetry Center.

UA Prose Series: Joy Williams: September 14, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction. The UA Poetry Center is proud to present Joy Williams,who will read from her work, followed by a short Q & A.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Brief Introduction to Poetry Forms: September 16, 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.

Gallery Talk: Giancarlo Huapaya: September 19, Tuesday at 6:00 PM / More a gallery performance, Giancarlo will be doing a 15-minute multimedia performance in Spanish titled “Es inútil negar las lesiones” (“It’s Useless to Deny the Lesions”). After, there will be time to meet him and ask questions about his exhibit, BirúPirúPerú, now on display.

Family Day: September 23, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Activities for the whole family. Creative writing workshops at 10:00 a.m., a breakfast concert featuring musician Gabrielle Pietrangelo, healthy food, coffee, begins at 11:00 a.m.

Shop Talk: The Work of Aimee Nezhukamatathil: September 26, Tuesday at 6:00 PM / Shop Talks take a “round table” approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, resulting in a collegial atmosphere; no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required. Led by Christine Baines.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The Poetry of Adrienne Rich: September 28, Thursday at 2:00 PM / 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 Oro Valley Public Library.

Aimee Nezhukamatathil: September 28, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Aimee Nezhukamatathil, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.

Blog Spotlight:

Monsoon Series #1: Repetition with a Difference

Feature writer Laura Maher delves into poetry, repetition, and the rain.

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TucsonAZ 85721

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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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 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

 

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.]

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

 

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

FESTIVAL OPENS THIS WEEK • PANELS & EVENTS • FAB ARTICLE IN SF CHRONICLE • ANNIVERSARY PARTY 

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

THE SF CHRONICLE PROFILES 40 YEARS OF PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION

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


GET SOCIAL WITH US!

 
 
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.

Copyright © 2017 The University of Arizona Poetry Center, All rights reserved.

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center

1508 E. Helen St.

TucsonAZ 85721

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