October 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm MST
Some of our events this season have changed! This year, readers who present in both Tucson and Phoenix will read in Phoenix first, on Wednesday nights. If you’re in Tucson, don’t worry! They’ll still be reading on Thursday nights at the Poetry Center. Kids Create is our monthly program for children formerly known as Family Days.
Shop Talk: The Work of Chales Simic – October 2, Tuesday at 6:00 PM / Poet and Poetry Center Docent George Subiti leads a Shop Talk on the work of Charles Simic. Shop Talks take a “round table” approach to scholarly investigation of poetic works, and a study packet containing biographical information, excerpts, and criticism is made available for each event; no advance knowledge of the poet or works discussed is required.
Charles Simic in Phoenix – October 3, Wednesday at 7:00 PM / Readings in Phoenix are presented in collaboration with Phoenix Art Museum and with support from lead sponsor the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, with additional support from the ASU Creative Writing Program, the Literary & Prologue Society, and Superstition Review. This event takes place at Phoenix Art Museum.
Charles Simic – October 4, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Charles Simic, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.
Open Mic – October 6, 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.
Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN/Radical WRITING Book Launch at Tucson Museum of Art – October 11, Thursday at 6:00 PM / Featuring a reading and conversation with book editors Dawn Lundy Martin and Erica Hunt and contributors Ruth Ellen Kocher and giovanni singleton. Entrance to the Tucson Museum of Art is free. This seminal anthology from Kore Presscollects temporal, spatial, formal, and linguistically innovative literature from Black women, celebrating work that challenges readers to participate in meaning-making. This event takes place at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Words of Wisdom IV: Readings by LGBT Seniors – October 13, Saturday at 1:00 PM / This community event will feature readings from LGBT Seniors, led by Poetry Center docent Curt Stubbs. Featuring special guests Boyer Rickel and Lola Lai Jong. This event takes place in the Poetry Center Breezeway.
Killing Floor Book Launch – October 13, Saturday at 5:00 PM / Join us in a celebration of Ai, one of Tucson’s great poets, and hear readings from her critically acclaimed second book and from the Poetry Center’s voca archives. Event offered in partnership with Tavern Books, which is republishing a 40th anniversary edition of the previously out-of-print collection. After the readings, we’ll be hosting a reception with drinks and light snacks, free and open to the public.
Kids Create – October 20, Saturday at 10:00 AM / Kids Create is a day of workshops, music, activities, and refreshments just for kids ages 0 to 10 and their parents and guardians. It’s free and open to the public, and is a great way to engage with your child through reading, writing, play, and dance.
Main Library Poetry Circle: Mary Ruefle – October 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.
Oro Valley Poetry Circle: The Poetry of Alan Seeger – October 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.
Carl Phillips- October 25, Thursday at 7:00 PM / The Poetry Center is proud to present Carl Phillips, who will read from his work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing.
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