Join us in congratulating Thomas on his new book, Keeping Time. An exciting story following a man who journeys back through time and meets his younger wife while his past self is on the precipice of launching his career as an archaeologist.
Join Thomas for the launch of Keeping Time where he will discuss the book before taking questions from the audience and signing copies.
When: Monday, March 16, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Waterstones in Edinburgh, West End, Princes Street
Click here to find out more details about the book and the event and get your copy of Keeping Time.
To learn more about Thomas, you can visit his website here. Read Thomas’ fiction piece, Ultraviolet, featured in Issue 18 of Superstition Review.
Join our friends at Phoenix College Rising as the Creative Writing Department hosts Jimmy Santiago Baca. Events include: Viewing of A Place to Stand with focused discussion, Writing Under the Influence led by Baca, and Baca reading from his new book, “When I walk Through That Door, I Am.”
Please visit PC Rising’s Facebook page for more details.
A PLACE TO STAND
When: Wednesday, March 18, at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Phoenix College Dalby Building Room 224, 1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Based on the memoir of the same name, “A Place to Stand,” is a 90-minute documentary about Jimmy Santiago Baca’s rise from a barely literate inmate at Florence State Prison, to poet, teacher, and inspirational leader. After the film, stick around for a focused discussion about the film.
WRITING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
When: Wednesday, March 18, at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Where: The Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Please visit PC Rising’s Facebook page to purchase tickets.
This writing experience aims to expand and explore the variety of ways that writers are influenced: drinking and drugs, other writers, art, or supernatural voices. Hosted by a visiting writer who will determine how they respond to the idea of influence, offer a riff on this theme, and then provide participants writing prompts to respond to while enjoying a drink on Clarendon’s SkyDeck rooftop bar. Please bring paper and pen or an electronic device.
When: Thursday, March 19, at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Phoenix College Dome Room, 3310 N 10th Ave. ( Parking is available in the lot on 11th Avenue. And the building entrance is on Flower.)
In his new book, “When I Walk Through That Door, I Am: An Immigrant Mother’s Quest for Freedom,” the Pushcart Prize winning poet continues his legacy, putting a human face on the crisis of family separation at the United States-Mexico border. Oscillating between prose poetry and more traditional verse, the book-length poem tells the harrowing story of Sophia, a young mother from San Salvador who travels north in search of asylum after her husband’s brutal murder.
Superstition Review is holding a panel from 2:15 to 2:45 on Getting Published in Literary Journals, come meet some of the interns behind our magazine and hear from them and author Scott Daughtridge DeMer!
RSVP for our event here. Note: You do not need to RSVP to attend this event and RSVP’s do not guarantee a seat.
If you haven’t heard already, Superstition Review will be attending the 2018 AWP Conference in Tampa, Florida next week. You can visit us at booth T1213 where we will also be representing Iron City Magazine.
We are excited as day one is approaching quickly, the conference is less then a week away.
Want to keep up with Superstition Review during AWP? Visit our Pinterest! AWP 2018 Florida will keep you current while AWP 2017 DC and earlier AWP boards will share experiences from our past attendances.
Speaking of the past, Samantha Allen shared, “10 Survival Tips for AWP Newbies” on the blog. While these tips come from 2012, tip number one, wearing comfortable shoes, is timeless.
The ASU Book Group is meeting Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. at the Piper Writers House (PWH) ASU, Tempe campus. The September 2016 reading selection of the ASU Book Group is “Crossing the Line: A Marriage across Borders” by local writer Linda Valdez. The book group is open to all in the ASU community and meets monthly from noon–1 p.m. in the Piper Writers House on ASU’s Tempe campus. Authors are generally present.
Not a typical immigration story, “Crossing the Line” is told by a middle-class American woman who falls in love with the son of an impoverished family from rural Mexico—a man who crosses the border illegally to be with her. Married in 1988, Linda and Sixto Valdez learn to love each other’s very different families and cultures, raising their child to walk proudly in both worlds. “Crossing the Line” cuts through the fears and preconceptions that fuel the continuing political turmoil over immigration. The book is available at amazon.com.
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing in 2003, Linda Valdez is a columnist and editorial writer at the Arizona Republic/azcentral.com. She has written extensively about immigration and border issues. Her commentary opposing Arizona’s infamous anti-immigration laws earned her the Scripps Howard Walker Stone Award for editorial writing in 2011.
Other ASU Book Group meetings and selections for 2016-2017 include Oct. 26 (Matt Bell: “Scrapper”); Nov. 30 (Betty E. Hammer Joy: “Angela Hutchinson Hammer: Arizona’s Pioneer Newspaperwoman”); Jan. 25 (Michael Smith: “At Home with the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life”); Feb. 22 (Tara Ison: “Ball”); Mar. 29 (Martin Beck Matuštík: “Out of Silence: Repair across Generations”); andApr. 26 (Melissa Pritchard: “A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write”). Additional selections TBD.
The ASU Book Group is sponsored as a community outreach initiative by the Department of English and organized in partnership with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
Wednesday, July 13th, at 6 pm to 8 pm, poet Susan Briante will be reading some of her poems from The Market Wonders at Co+Hoots. The Market Wonders, inspired by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, encompasses more than stock fluctuations and financial markets; the poems call upon others topics such as theoretical physics and the function of art. This event is hosted by The University of Arizona Poetry Center and the Walt Whitman Circle. It is free and open to the public.
AUTHORS NIGHT WITH ROBERT ISENBERG EXPLORES TRAVEL WRITING, AND LIVING IN COSTA RICA
Kick off your summer with stories of travel inspiration June 7th in downtown Phoenix
Phoenix, AZ – The public is invited to join Arizona Humanities for a talk with local author Robert Isenberg. Isenberg will kick off your summer travels with stories and inspiration from his works, including his newest book, The Green Season about his life as a journalist in Costa Rica. The Authors Night takes place at the historic Ellis-Shackelford House in downtown Phoenix (1242 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004) on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00-8:00pm. The program is free and light refreshments are included.
Isenberg describes his many years as a travel writer and journalist, scouring the globe for provocative stories. Hear about his rustic New England origins, life as a freelancer, and the evolving nature of long-form nonfiction. Considering a trip to Costa Rica? Ask him anything. This author night promises lively discussion about adventure in the age of the smartphone.
About The Green Season: “A dynamic collection of essays and reportage, The Green Season illustrates daily life in Costa Rica, a tiny Central American nation dedicated to peace and teeming with tropical life. With his trademark humor and observation, Robert Isenberg describes the people, culture, and biodiversity that make Costa Rica so unique—from a centuries-old indigenous ceremony to a remote jungle crisscrossed by crocodile-filled canals. Isenberg explores the country head-on, fighting his way through San José traffic, mingling with venomous snakes, and even making a cameo in an epic soccer film at the height of World Cup fever. Richly detailed and tenderly written, The Green Season is one expat’s love letter to his adoptive homeland.”
About Robert Isenberg is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and stage performer. Most recently, he is the author of The Green Season, about his life as a journalist in Costa Rica. His work includes five books, 17 produced plays, dozens of short documentaries, and hundreds of articles for various magazines and newspapers. He created two one-man shows, The Archipelago (about his travels in postwar Bosnia) and One Million Elephants (about the Secret War in Laos). Isenberg is a past Whitford Fellow, Brackenridge Fellow, and recipient of two Golden Quill Awards, as well as a Pushcart Prize nominee. Visit him at robertisenberg.net.
Congratulations to SR Contributor Irena Praitis on her prize-winning book of poems The Last Stone in the Circle which is set to release June 2016 from Red Mountain Press. The collection features poems from Issue One, and is available for order here.
For those in Sante Fe, Irena will be reading her work at Teatro Paraguas, 3504 Calle Marie at 3pm on June 19.