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UA Poetry Center Events

June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm MST

Summer Events at the University of Arizona Poetry Center in June and July 2018:

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Folded Books – June 4-August 10 / This exhibit presents a selection of books from the Poetry Center’s permanent collection where folding provides the primary structure: accordion books, books made from single sheets of paper, books that unfold like maps, books with fold-out segments, and even a book that unfolds to reveal a mountain range. An interactive component invites exhibit viewers to make their own simple folded books.

Art for Justice Film Series: Free Screening of “13th” – June 6, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the legacy of the thirteenth amendment of the Constitution of the United States, mapping the connection between the legacy of slavery and the criminalization of African Americans during U.S. prison boom. Free and open to the public. This event takes place at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.

Main Library Poetry Circle: Logan Phillips – June 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.

Art for Justice Film Series: Free Screening of “The House I Live In” – June 20, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and America’s role as the world’s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. Filmed in more than twenty states, The House I Live In captures heart-wrenching stories of those on the front lines… Free and open to the public. This event takes place at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.

Whitman Circle Summer Social: Poetry Pairings – June 27, Wednesday at 5:00 PM / Help us celebrate June with a Whitman Circle Summer Social featuring light hors d’oeuvres and a wine sampling with poetry-themed tasting notes. Join us as we get out and beat the heat on your way home from work. Enjoy a cool beverage and great conversation as we explore the age-old relationship between poetry and wine. Cash bar available. Free and open to the public. This event takes place at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 1785 E. River Rd.

Summer Reading: July Westhale & Felicia Zamora – July 5, Thursday at 7:00 PM / 2018 UA Poetry Center Summer Resident July Westhale will read from her work alongside writer Felicia Zamora. To be followed by a Q&A.

Art for Justice Film Series: Free Screening of “Mothers of Bedford” – July 25, Wednesday at 5:30 PM / Eighty percent of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Mothers of Bedford tells the story of five women, mapping the experience of motherhood through the lens of mass incarceration. Free and open to the public. This event takes place at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.

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.

Summer Classes & Workshops are NOW OPEN for registration. Learn more about our offerings here and sign up here.

Art For Justice Film Series
You may have noticed that many of our summer events this year center around the theme Art for Justice. This past year, the Poetry Center received a $500,000 grant from the Art for Justice organization, which is aiming to highlight the issues around mass incarceration in the United States. The organization’s origin, a painting sold for $165 million, is fascinating, and the woman who sold it put all of that money toward one purpose: criminal justice reform.

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June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am
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July 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721 United States

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