#ArtLitPhx: Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing: Poetry Reading with Carolina Ebeid

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Event Description:

The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing and Changing Hands proudly present a poetry reading with Carolina Ebeid on First Friday, September 7, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public and free.

To learn more and RSVP, visit https://piper.asu.edu/events/carolina-ebeid/poetry-reading

Between Inventory and Invention with Carolina Ebeid takes place the following day on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281). To learn more about Carolina’s class, visit https://piper.asu.edu/classes/carolina-ebeid/list-poem-workshop.

About the Book
You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior emerges out of the ontological shock and double-bind of there being a world (rather than nothing at all), and inhabiting this world that “depends on violence.” Still, Carolina Ebeid writes, “I have wanted / to make you something // beautiful.” Drawing on influences such as Roland Barthes’s notion of the punctum (the photographic detail that pierces the viewer) to the repertoire of circles and twirls––the veronicas––bullfighters make with the red cape to attract the bull, Ebeid explores a poetics that is at once intricate and intimate. The poems in this book move by way of metaphors and poetic turns that reveal and wound; they cover territories ranging from personal confession and diagnosis to political catastrophes such as war and exile. Witnessing again to the lyric as art of ethical reckoning, each poem in You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior is an ardent fathoming of our most interior selves, each poem in Ebeid’s long-awaited first collection is a momentary “allegory for the soul.”

About the Author
Carolina Ebeid’s work appears widely in journals such as The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, jubilat, Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry, and others. She holds an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers, and has won awards and fellowships from the Stadler Center for Poetry, CantoMundo, The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Academy of American Poets. She was awarded an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry for 2015.

She is a PhD candidate in the University of Denver’s creative writing program, where she serves as Associate Editor of the Denver Quarterly. Her first book, You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior, was published by Noemi Press in 2016 as part of their Akrilica series. Poets & Writers Magazine selected You Ask Me To Talk About The Interior as one of the ten best debut collections in 2016. She is currently at work on a book project entitled Hide.

Carolina grew up in West New York, NJ, and now lives in Denver. Her fellow travelers include the poet Jeffrey Pethybridge and their son Patrick; together they edit Visible Binary.

#ArtLitPhx: Royse Contemporary Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with “Our History” Exhibition

#ArtLitPhxRoyse Contemporary Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with “Our History” Exhibition

Event Description:

In celebration of the One Year Anniversary of Royse Contemporary, Curator and Owner Nicole Royse is honored to present Our History. This exhibition showcases an electrifying multi-media group exhibitionthat explores how artists’ today create, share and examine their histories through a contemporary lens. The artists’ lives and work share the common bond and passion for art and the influence of the southwest. The work created is compelling and authentic with original styles and captivating subject matter, resulting in art that produces meaning relevant to contemporary issues and life today.

Our History  showcases the work of 7 regional contemporary artists, which include Gennaro Garcia, Fausto Fernandez, Frank Gonzales, Cherie Buck-Hutchison, Charmagne Coe, Daniel Shepherd, and Marilyn Szabo. The exhibition will feature a diverse selection of work including painting, drawing, photography, collage, and mixed media highlighting the artists’ energetic styles, eclectic imagery and brilliant color palettes. These artists were selected based on their distinctive voice, ingenuity, and accomplished work. “It is my honor to work with this talented group of artists and present this exhibition to celebrate the one year anniversary of Royse Contemporary, states Royse.

Our History  exhibition opens to the public Thursday, September 6, 2018. We will celebrate Royse Contemporary’s one year Anniversary and our new exhibition on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 6:00-10:00pm, coinciding with the weekly Thursday Scottsdale ArtWalk. The evening will feature an opportunity to meet the artists’ and curator, live violin music performed by Telian Dodge, along with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The Our History  exhibition will be on view through Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Royse Contemporary is located in the Scottsdale Arts District in the Marshall Square complex at 7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (located on the south side of Main Street just west of Marshall Way). Royse Contemporary is open Tuesday & Friday 9:30-1:30pm, Thursday 6:00-9:00pm, and Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm. For more information about Royse Contemporary or our featured artists visit roysecontemporary.com. Direct all media inquiries to owner/curator, Nicole Royse at Nicole@nicoleroyse.com or (602) 810-3449.

Link to Official Press Release

#ArtLitPhx: ASU Art Museum: Beyond Beyond Exhibition

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Exhibition runs June 23 through Sept. 29

Time: 11:00am-5pm

Event Description:

“Beyond Beyond” is a solo exhibition of Ai Kijima, a contemporary artist whose riotous collages of figures, patterns and colors are made from meticulously pieced and fused textiles.

In her work from the early 2000s, she used scraps of bed sheets, curtains, clothing and dish towels collected from thrift stores to create artworks that depict a variety of characters ranging from American cartoons to Japanese anime. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Kijima is fascinated by the patterns and imagery of fabrics from around the globe.

“Beyond Beyond” reflects Kijima’s interest in how the melding of traditional craft and popular imagery reflects a culture’s history, preoccupations and social politics.

Supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation as part of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative at ASU Art Museum.

Visit the museum website for directions and hours and information about bringing classes to tour exhibitions or meet with curators.

Image credit: Ai Kijima, “Rebel to the End,” 2012. Mixed media, 54-by-65 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

#ArtLitPhx: Poetry Reading: Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico

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This is a free event open to the public.
Reserve your spot at tickets.phxart.org

About the poets:

Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books, 2015) and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (Tin House Books, 2017). She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a Pushcart Prize winner. With poet Angel Nafis, she runs The Other Black Girl Collective, an internationally touring Black Feminist poetry duo. She lives in Brooklyn. -Poetry Foundation

Tommy Pico is a writer and karaoke enthusiast. Originally from the Viejas Indian reservation of the Kumeyaay nation, he currently lives in Brooklyn. -Poetry Foundation

Presented with the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, Superstition Review, and the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts.

#ArtLitPhx: The Film Festival 2018-19 French Cinema: Jean de Florette

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Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret, who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a “new Eden” with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, Cesar Soubeyran, is plotting to steal the land out from under him. With the help of a corrupt nephew, the cannish villagers and the added effects of severe drought, Cesar hatches a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness in this tale of greed, survival and fate.

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#ArtLitPhx: Fall 2018 Series Premier ft. Erik Bitsui and Stacy Murison

#ArtLitPhxDate: August 27th

Time: 7pm-8pm MST

Location: Uptown Pubhouse 114 N Leroux St. Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

Event Description:

The Fall 2018 edition of the award-winning Narrow Chimney Reading Series returns on August 27th! We can’t wait to kickoff another fantastic session from the amazingly talented writers and poets who continually grace the Uptown stage.

Our first reading in the series will feature Erik Bitsui and Stacy Murison, both of whom are pillars of the locally literary community.

Erik Bitsui is a Navajo writer from Blue Gap, Arizona. In 2014, he received an MFA in Creative Writing from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetic at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Bitsui is also a founding member of the Northern Arizona Book Festival. He is currently a DJ for Radio Sunnyside located on 4th Street in East Flagstaff.

Stacy Murison’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, Hobart, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, River Teeth, and The Rumpus among others. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Northern Arizona University where she now teaches composition.

Come join us for the first event of the season, it’s sure to be a great one!

#ArtLitPhx: Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing: Summer Social Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Event Description:

Swing back into the literary season with a casual community get-together at our Summer Social Fundraiser, Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Changing Hands Phoenix (300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

To learn more and RSVP, visit http://piper-center-summer-social.eventbrite.com

Silent auction items include poetry consultations with visiting writers Carolina Ebeid and Dan Beachy-Quick, special gifts from Piper Center staff members, registrations to Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference and NonfictioNOW, and more.

While there will be a brief welcome from Piper Center Director and Arizona inaugural Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos at 6:30 p.m., drop by any time to enjoy a beverage with fellow writers and readers, meet the Piper Center staff, and learn more about all of the exciting events we have planned for the upcoming year. Light refreshments will be provided. There will also be book giveaways, swag, and a silent auction featuring editing consultations, exclusive access to classes and visiting faculty, and more.

Please note that, while encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purpose of attendance monitoring and gauging interest. You do not need to bring your registration or RSVP to the event. You do not need to register or RSVP to attend. This event is open to the public and free.