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The University of Arizona Poetry Center-Check out the exciting events happening here in May 2017

Check out the exciting events happening here this month!
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Speedway & Swan returned for a special episode with special host Susan Briante and her guest, Alison Hawthorne Deming. Check out the hour of incredible poetry and conversation here.
Writing the Community student Wren Awry wrote this heartfelt letter to U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera after his visit to Tucson, specifically Davis Bilingual Elementary School.

Awry writes, “Your picture books, poems, activism, humor, and exuberance are testaments to a life lived this way, where poetry is action and action is poetry. ” The whole letter is well worth your time, and it even got a shout-out from Herrera himself on Twitter!

May Events

UA Student Broadside Exhibition: May 1-May 26 /  Presenting a broadside exhibition of 2016-2017 contest-winning writing and art by students at the University of Arizona, presented in partnership with the UA School of Art.

Creative Writing MFA Graduate Readings: May 4, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Students graduating from the University of Arizona MFA in Creative Writing program read from their work.

Community Event: Open Mic: May 6, Saturday at 12:00 PM / Poetry Center Docents host an Open Mic Event and all are welcome. 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 at the Poetry Center.

Spring Classes & Workshops Reading: May 11, Thursday at 7:00 PM / Students and instructors who participated this spring in the Poetry Center’s Classes & Workshops program read from their work.

Book Launch for Writing the Community: May 13, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Celebrate the first annual publication of Writing the Community’s anthology. Featured writers are from Tucson K-8 schools.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Native American Poets: May 20, 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.

Kirk-Bear Canyon Poetry Circle: Walt Whitman: May 22, Monday at 1:00 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 Kirk-Bear Canyon Library.

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The Poems of e.e. cummings:  May 25, 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.

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