#ArtLitPhx: Limited Engagement featuring Sally K. Lehman and Jessica Standifird

Limited Engagement is a monthly performance and interview series that takes place on the third Friday of every month. This month’s edition of Limited Engagement features a conversation with Sally K. Lehman and Jessica Standifird, authors of In the Fat and Notes From A House Where Silence Is Failing.

Host Jared Duran will discuss life, the universe, and everything with Standifird and Lehman, who are on their spring southwest tour.

For more details please visit the Facebook Event Page.  For more information on the authors, visit Lehman’s webpage or Standifird’s webpage.

This event takes place on Friday, April 21st at 7 p.m. at HUB Patio (4610 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013). Check out the Facebook event for more information.

#ArtLitPhx: Meet 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner Viet Thanh Nguyen

Co-presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Changing Hands Bookstore brings author of The Sympathizer 2016 Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen to Phoenix. Nguyen will talk about his new short story collection The Refugees at Changing Hands Bookstore’s Phoenix location (300 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013)  on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 7 p.m.

The Refugees is a captivating testament to the dreams and hardships of immigration. It is a collection of  stories written over a period of twenty years, exploring questions of immigration, identity, love, and family.

There will be a book signing following the talk. This is a free event. Please RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

For more details please visit Changing Hands Bookstore’s webpage.

#ArtLitPhx: Rain is the Hourglass of Memory by Jack Evans – A Four Chambers Publication

Four Chambers Press presents poet Jack Evans for the release of their latest poetry collection, Rain is the Hourglass of Memory. The debut will take place at Practical Art (5070 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85012) on Saturday April 15th, at 5 p.m.

Evans was born on the banks of the Hudson. He is a music  enthusiast of all types and enjoys both reading and writing poetry. Evans works have appeared in numerous publications and he has also preformed all over Arizona as well as the rest of the country. Evans is a co-director of the Caffeine Corridor series in downtown Phoenix.

See the Facebook Event page for more details. To order digital and print editions of the book, visit Four Chambers Press website. Online PDF versions cost $5 and  and print editions are $18.

 

#ArtLitPhx: Caffeine Corridor Poetry feat. Jessica Standifird & Sally K. Lehman

The Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series featuring poets Jessica Standifird and Sally K. Lehman, takes place on Friday, April 14th at 7 p.m., at {9} The Gallery. This event is hosted by Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnee Orion in partnership with Four Chambers Press. {9} The Gallery is located on 1229 Grand Ave. Phoenix AZ, 85007. The event is free and open to the public.

Open mic starts at 7 p.m. and sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m.

Lehman will be promoting her novel, In The Fat, and Standifird will be reading from her upcoming memoir, A House Where Silence Is Failing. Both of these works cover topics in abuse, mental health, and teen pregnancy. Lehman’s  novel portrays these topics from a fictional standpoint whereas Standifird’’s in memoir point of view.

Lehman is the author of the Young Adult novel In The Fat as well as the books Small Minutes, The Unit – Room 154, and Living in the Second Tense. Her work can also be found in numerous literary magazines including Lunch Ticket and The Coachella Review. 

Standifird has performed her work across the country and her poetry and prose can be found in Perceptions: A Magazine Of The Arts, Microfiction Monday Magazine, and Bear The Pall: An Anthology On The Loss Of Parents. Standifird is also a musician, and plays with the Portland, Oregon band, Bright & Shiny.

Sally K. Lehman and Jessica Standifird both hail from Portland, Oregon will be touring the Southwest in April, 2017.

For more information visit the Facebook Events page.

#ArtLitPhx: Sacred Journeys – A Mobile Poetry Workshop with Jaclyn Roessel

In celebration of National Poetry month, Arizona Humanities is hosting a poetry workshop on Saturday, April 8th, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This poetry workshop will focus on the omnipresence of sacredness in our everyday environments.

Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo will take you on a journey across the urban desert landscape. Participants will travel by the Valley Metro light rail across Phoenix and embark in several writing exercises. The goal of this session is to explore the intersection of engagement in our community and mindful approaches to our craft.

The session will begin at the Ellis-Shackelford house (1242 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004), home to Arizona Humanities. Participants can meet at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and pastries, then at 10 a.m. the group will start their journey to the different stops along the light rail including Civic Space Park, Pueblo Grande Museum, and “A” Mountain in Tempe.

The day will wrap up with light refreshments and an open mic session back at Arizona Humanities in Phoenix.

This event is free, however participants are responsible for the 4$ light rail fee.

See the Facebook Event page for more information. Participants can RSVP through Eventbrite.

#ArtLitPhx: The Langston Hughes Project

The Langston Hughes Project presents Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz, a multimedia performance embodying poet Langston Hughes’s jazz poem suite. The performance will take place on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Agave Community Room at Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s Pecos Campus (2626 East Pecos Road Chandler Az 85225.)

The twelve part epic poem is a homage in verse and music to the African American struggle for artistic and social freedom in the 1960’s.

Experience the poem through spoken word with Dr. Ron McCurdy, accompanied by live music from the Ron McCurdy Quartet with images and video from the Harlem Renaissance.

This event is free and open to the public, however there is limited seating. For more information visit Ron McCurdy’s website.

This event is co-sponsored by Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Arizona State University.

 

#ArtLitPhx: Music and Social Movements- The Unveiling of Humanity (Love is in the Air)

Arizona State University Project Humanities is hosting their signature event for this semester: Music and Social Movements – The Unveiling of Humanity (Love is in the Air). The concert is Friday April 7th, 2017 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. and will take place at Sun Studios of Arizona (1425 W. 14th St. Tempe, AZ 85281.)

The concert will include performances by PressPlay, Gina Fletcher and the Band, Leach Marche, and more. At the concert Project Humanities will be debuting their Humanity 101 theme song written by guitarist Dick Wagner and produced by Motown’s Bobby Taylor.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP through Eventbrite.