#ArtLitPhx: Its Writing Group! Four Chambers 2nd Sundays at Songbird Coffee & Tea House

Writing Group EventIts: Writing Group!

Public · Hosted by Four Chambers Press and Songbird Coffee & Tea House

Every second Sunday from 4:30 to 7 pm
at Songbird Coffee and Teahouse
812 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Event Description:

Because what’s a writing community without structured opportunities for feedback?

We are open to individuals of all backgrounds and experiences working in any genre, style, or form of creative writing—poems, short stories, flash fiction, experimental work, personal essays, op-eds, articles, blogs, memoir, etc—at any stage of the writing process. If you are bringing work, please bring 5 – 6 hard copies to share with the group. If you are bringing prose, we respectfully ask you to bring under 3000 words. Please note that you do not have to bring work. Parking is available for free in a small parking lot behind the coffeeshop and metered down 3rd St and throughout surrounding neighborhoods. Songbird is also a five-minute walk from the light rail via the Central Ave and Roosevelt stop. We also recommend a bicycle. Feel free to coordinate car-pooling on our Facebook page as well. Writing group is a safe, structured, and supportive space for people to come together, get to know each other, and exchange compassionate, constructive, and thoughtful feedback on each others work–helping each other to grow and progress as creative writers, connecting as human beings, and building community. For more information please e-mail fourchamberspress@gmail.com. Hope to see you there!

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers presents Get Lit: The Market

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Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: The Market. Every month, Four Chambers hosts a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.

This month’s event will take place Thursday, December 7th, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!

This month’s discussion topic is the market. Four Chambers writes, “Are you tired of writing query letters and tracking submissions? What does the publishing industry look like? What kind of pressures or influences does it exert on the artistic process? What are the effects of labeling and packaging for a larger audience? What is the tension or relationship between the artistic and commodity form? What does it mean to market one’s work?”

For more information about the event and to RSVP, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers 05 Launch Party

Four Chambers 05 Launch Party

Four Chambers Press is so excited to celebrate their 5th anniversary, and they’d like to invite everyone to celebrate with them at their launch party on Saturday, November 18! The party will take place from 7pm to 10pm at the Hive (2222 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006).

Issue 05 features poetry and prose from a list of fantastic contributors: Eloisa Amezcua, Kristin Berger, Justin Bigos, Carl Boon, Marianne Botos, Shevaun Brannigan, Jefferson Carter, Alana de Hinojosa, Ryan Evans, Troy Farah, Joshua Gage, Sarah Gzemski, Todd Hawkins, Giancarlo Huapaya transl. Ilana Luna, Jabari Jawan, Alyssa Jewell, Diane Martini Richard, Alysse McCanna, Elizabeth McNeil, Jessica Mehta, Nicole Miyashiro, Greg Moore, Natasha Murdock, Emily Price, Sara Sams, Erin Stalcup, Sharon Suzuki-Martinez, and Elijah Tubbs.

For more information, check out the event’s Facebook page.

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers presents Get Lit: Rupi Kaur, Instagram Poets, and the Politics of Craft

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Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: Rupi Kaur, Instagram Poets, and the Politics of Craft. Every month, Four Chambers hosts a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.

This month’s event will take place Thursday, November 2nd, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!

This month’s discussion topic is “Rupi Kaur, Instagram Poets, and the Politics of Craft.” Kat Hofland, rinky dink editor and poet, will be the guest host for the discussion. About the topic, Four Chambers writes,

What do we mean when we say someone is or isn’t a ‘real’ poet? Is ‘poetry’ an elitist and exlcusionary institution? What are the politics of consuming art within a larger cultural marketplace? Is Kaur’s poetry actually good? Who gets to define ‘good’? Who gets to define poetry? Is saying something is ‘good’ just another way of saying we like something or can it actually be good? Should we even be talking about this? Are we just adding to the hype? Does this have to be a good or a bad thing for poetry? What *is* poetry? What does Rupi Kaur’s success mean?

For more information about the event and to RSVP, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers Presents Get Lit: Capitalism

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Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: Capitalism. Every month, Four Chambers hosts a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.

This month’s event will take place Thursday, October 5th, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!

This month’s discussion topic is capitalism. Four Chambers writes, “What is the ideology of capitalism? What are the material realities underlying our social, cultural, and artistic forms? What is the relationship of literary devices like plot, character, and structure to the larger economic system? What are our alternatives? What comes next?”

For more information about the event and to RSVP, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.

#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series ft. Leah Marche & Jabari Jawan

Phoenix Poetry Series Leah Marche and Jabari Jawan

The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month spotlights Leah Marche and Jabari Jawan, who will be performing at Fillmore Coffee Co. (600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004) on Friday, September 22 at 6pm.

Leah Marche is a two-time Phoenix National Poetry Slam team member who has presented and performed at many events, including Scottsdale Arts’ Canal Convergence, Phoenix Art Museum Local Opener, TEDx Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ignite Phoenix, and Arizona Storytellers Project. She was listed among Phoenix New Times’ 100 Creatives, and she is also the creator of LIVE POETIC and Black Horizons Fest, a co-founder of Storyscope and BlackPoet Ventures, and part of the Talking Drum Performance Studio.

Jabari Jawan is a poet from the South Side of Chicago, Illinois who has received fellowships from the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and The Home School. He has performed alongside his literary mother Patricia Smith in honor of Samuel R. Delaney. His work either appears in or is forthcoming from Peregrinos y sus letras, The Shade Journal, Vinyl Poetry & Prose, and more. He is also an Associate Editor of Four Chambers Press.

As the Phoenix Poetry Series says, “We’re all about making poetry relevant in our community, and so if you’re still not convinced that poets are creating platforms and inciting change, this reading is a must!”

For more information, please visit the Facebook page.

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers presents Get Lit with Rosemarie Dombrowski

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Inspired by the literary and philosophical salons of 17th century France, Four Chambers presents Get Lit: a night of conversation, community, and drinking with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.

This month’s event will take place Thursday, September 7th, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be held in the Reading Room inside the Rose Room at Valley Bar (Basement, 130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004). Valley Bar is located on Monroe St down the alley between Central and 1st Ave. Space is limited, so arrive early to make sure you can get a seat!

For more information about the event, to RSVP, and to stay tuned for the discussion topic, head over to the Facebook page. You can also click here to find out more about Four Chambers Press.