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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.

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Monsoon Series #1: Repetition with a Difference

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

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The University of Arizona Poetry Center- 2013 Professional Development Workshop for Teachers & Jorie Graham Reads Her Work

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Attention Teachers!

Capitalize on trends in spoken word and hip-hop to get your students excited about poetry. Help your students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage at the 2013 Professional Development Workshop at the Poetry Center. This workshop is based around the National Poetry Out Loud Contest for high school students, but general enough for all 6-12 grade teachers to benefit from and use in their classes. Benefits incude a $100 stipend for high school teachers planning to register and participate in the National Poetry Out Loud Program in 2013-2014 ⋄ Free resources including a DVD of your performance to share with students ⋄ A certificate for 10 hours of continuing education credit for all participating teachers.
 
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Found on voca

New for you on voca: Jorie Graham reads a selection of her work including poems appearing in The Errancy (1997) and Swarm (2000) during her 1999 reading at the UA Poetry Center. You can check out two other voca readings by Graham, too. Filter your search by the last name of the poet or writer you are looking for and find out what voca has to offer. Follow voca on Twitter @UAvoca for updates!

Test your Knowledge

Gail Browne has done so much for the Poetry Center and we wanted to hear from our patrons, fans, and friends regarding your memories of her tenure at the Center. Test your knowledge of Poetry Center history & the myth and legend that is Gail Browne by taking this survey. The results will be presented in a slideshow on our website on June 28th, Gail’s last full day in her role as Executive Director.
 
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