#ArtLitPhx: Phoenix Poetry Series ft. Jared Duran & Chris Danowski

#ArtLitPhxDate: August 24th at 6pm-7pm

Location: Fillmore Coffee Co. 600 North 4th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Event Description:

PPS is back every 4th Friday, and we’re back at our favorite venue, Fillmore Coffee!

And to kick off our fall poetry season, we’re featuring two of our favorites funny guys, Jared Duran and Chris Danowski!


Chris’ debut book, soon-to-be-published by Jared’s new press, makes this a delicious pairing, so we’ll see you around 5:45pm at Fillmore for a pre-reading beverage and snack. Reading begins at 6pm. ūüôā

About the Poets
Jared Duran is a writer, podcaster, musician, and is pretty much permanently grumpy. He is the host of Limited Engagement (named Best Podcast and Best Cultural Podcast in 2017 by Phoenix Magazine and The New Times respectively), co-host of Hoot n Review (with Jenna Duncan), and he records and produces Chatterpod. His writing has appeared in various Four Chambers projects, Gargoyle, Up the River, Drunk In a Midnight Choir, and more. With his partner Janell, he founded Hoot n Waddle, an independent publishing and digital media company. Learn more about Hoot n Waddle and their mission to showcase quality, inventive, and experimental literature and provide a home for arts and culture podcasts produced by Phoenix-based creatives at http://hootnwaddle.com/

Christopher Danowski is a Lecturer in Performance at the University of Portsmouth (UK), a writer, and a media/performance artist. He has written over fifty plays, performed in living rooms, galleries, and unusual spaces (sometimes in theaters). He was the artistic director of Theater in My Basement from 1999-2013, and now serves as a founding member of Howl Theatre Project. He has performed his own work in Phoenix, M√©rida, Dublin, Berlin and Krak√≥w. His debut collection, DOGSEAR, which perfectly showcases Danowski’s wit, humor, linguistic experimentalism, and generosity of spirit, also features artwork by his daughter, Elli Danowski-Underiner. DOGSEAR will be available September 15th from Hoot n Waddle (for more information and links to pre-order, visit http://hootnwaddle.com/dogsear)

Contributor Update, Karen Skolfield: The 2018 Recipient of the Barnard Women Poets Prize

Contributor UpdateWe are happy to announce that past contributor Karen Skolfield from Issue 17, an Army veteran and writing instructor at UMass Amherst, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Barnard Women Poets Prize. The prize, given in collaboration with W.W. Norton & Company, will include the publication of her winning collection of poems Battle Dress, in addition to a cash prize and a reading at Barnard upon the release of the volume. Congratulations Karen!


Barnard College’s Press Release for the 2018 Barnard Women Poets Prize

#ArtLitPhx: Elements of Style: Part 2 at Royse Contemporary

#ArtLitPhxElements of Style: Part 2 at Royse Contemporary

Event Description:

Royse Contemporary Presents “Elements of Style: Part 2” offering brand new multi-media works from this vibrant group of talented artists! Many of the featured artists have created new works for August! Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture exhibition offers an eclectic selection of work that includes collage, drawing, mixed media, painting, and photography.

These artists are connected through their striking imagery, originality, vibrant color palettes and engaging styles. This exhibition showcases the work of eight noteworthy artists based in both Arizona and Texas including Angel Cabrales, Charmagne Coe, ColorOrgy, David Allan Paul, Dan Pederson, James Anthony Peters, Daniel Shepherd, and Marilyn Szabo.

These selected artists based on their distinguished styles, accomplished work, and distinctive voice, each creating and embodying elements style. Their work is original, captivating while pushing boundaries and redefining their mediums in contemporary art today.

Elements of Style: Color, Line & Texture will be on view through¬†Saturday, August 25, 2018. Royse Contemporary’s new summer hours are¬†Thursday¬†6-9pm,¬†Friday¬†9:30-1pm,¬†Saturday¬†12-4pm, or by Appointment.¬†Royse Contemporary’s Summer hours are¬†Thursday¬†6-9pm,¬†Saturday¬†12-4pm, or by Appointment.¬†Visit us at¬†RoyseContemporary.com¬†located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale¬†located in the Marshall Square complex at¬†7077 E. Main Street, Suite 6, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.¬†

Contributor Update, Claire Polders: Debut in English Novel

We are happy to announce that past contributor Dutch author Claire Polders from Issue 17 has recently released her debut in English novel called “A Whale in Paris.” The book is co-written with her husband, Daniel Presley. “A Whale in Paris” is a novel for younger readers about a heroic girl who befriends a lost whale during World War II, and embarks on a journey to find their families. Congratulations Claire! Check out her book and website on the links above.

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Click here to hear her AuthorsTalk podcast she did last summer with Superstition Review.

#ArtLitPhx: The Storyline SLAM: Vacation



Location: The Newton, 300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Date: August 10, 2018

Event Description:


Travelling- It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. ‚ÄĒ Ibn Battuta

Ten tellers will have 6 minutes each to share a story based on the theme Vacation.

Sign up on TheStoryline.org July 14th through August 5th to tell a story. Eight names will be drawn posted August 5th on the TheStoryline.org SLAM lineup page. Two more names will be drawn live at the beginning of the show on August 10th.

Five members of the audience will be the judges and the story with the most points at the end of the show receives a $30 cash prize.

Contributor Update, Kat Meads: New Book

We are happy to announce that past contributor Kat Meads from Issue 2 has recently released a new novel called “Miss Jane: The Lost Years.” Congratulations Kat!

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Click on the link below to check out Kirkus Reviews¬†book review on Kat’s new novel:

A “sharp and pointed tale … incredibly relevant to today’s reckoning with powerful men’s sexual abuse of the women around them.”-Kirkus Reviews – Miss Jane: The Lost Years

#ArtLitPhx: Four Chambers Press- GET LIT: Man Overboard












GET LIT: MAN Overboard

Date: August 2nd 7pm-8pm

Location: Valley Bar, 130 N Central Ave, Bsmt, Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Event Description:

Inspired by 17th Century French Salons – intimate gatherings where people would come together to exchange literary and philosophical ideas under the roof of an educated host – Four Chambers Press will be hosting a night of literary conversation, community – and of course, drinking – with Phoenix Poet Laureate and ASU Lecturer of English Rosemarie Dombrowski, PhD.

This month’s topic: Masculinity
How are men constructed in literature? What does a male perspective look like? How have representations of masculinity changed?

Meet us 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. Parking is available in several public garages around the area and at meters down First Ave. Valley Bar is also a two-minute walk from the light rail via the Central Ave and Van Buren stop. We also recommend a bicycle.

As space is limited, we recommend arriving early to secure your seat.

Please e-mail us at fourchamberspress@gmail.com with any questions or suggestions for future topics. Hope to see you there!