#ArtLitPhx: Crossfade Lab with Carla Morrison and Natalie Diaz

Crossfade Lab

The CALA Alliance will be hosting the fifth edition of Crossfade Lab on Friday, October 27 from 7pm to 9pm. The event will take place at the Crescent Ballroom (308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85003), and doors will open at 6:30pm.

This edition of Crossfade Lab features a conversation between acclaimed Arizona Mojave poet Natalie Diaz and two time Latin Grammy award-winning Mexican songwriter and musician (and former Phoenix local) Carla Morrison. Josh Kun, the CALA Crossfade Lab co-curator and 2016 MacArthur Fellow, will moderate the evening’s discussion. The CALA Alliance teases that the night will involve “an experimental mix of words and music, exploring the connections between themes central to both Diaz and Morrison: desire and love, land and family, and traditions that bend, bear witness, and sometimes break.”

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased here. The event is 21 and over. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

#ArtLitPhx: Myrlin Hepworth Eulogy in Blue Mixtape Release Party

blueAttend Myrlin Hepworth’s Eulogy in Blue mixtape release party, also featuring Catharsis (Brad B. Optimal), Mic Maven, and DJ Panic, on Saturday, January 30th at 9 pm at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix. Tickets are $7 pre-sale. Doors open at 7 pm. See more on our Facebook event page.

Myrlin is a poet,emcee, and teaching artist and has written and performed across the United States. In 2009, the Arizona Commission on the Arts selected him for its roster of Teaching Artists. In 2010, he became the first undergraduate teaching artist for the Young Writers Program at Arizona State University where he received his degree in English in 2011. In addition to visiting nearly thirty high schools each year, Hepworth makes a living with his art by performing at universities, youth centers, group homes, museums, and theaters. He has competed on three National Poetry Slam teams and co-founded and coached the Phoenix youth team to consecutive appearances at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam.  In 2011, Myrlin released his first collection of poems, From the Rooftops and in July of 2013 released his first hip hop mixtape entitled The Funky Autopsy.

Myrlin’s website