Flyer for Christa Parravani event

An Evening With Christa Parravani

Flyer for Christa Parravani event
Courtesy of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

If you’re looking for literary inspiration, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU is a wonderful resource. Next month, the Piper Center is holding An Evening With Christa Parravani. Christa, a memoirist and creative nonfiction writer and author, will host a talk and workshop.

When: Friday, December 10 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm AZ MST time (8:00-9:30pm EST).

Where: Zoom and livestreamed on the Piper Center Facebook page.

Cost: Free

To register, visit the talk’s Eventbrite page. Learn more about Christa on her Twitter and her ASU Visiting Writer page.

No matter where you are in the world, you can take advantage of this event! We encourage you to join and hear from Christa.

Day of the dead altar

Support an ASU Scholarship!

Day of the dead altar

Join us next week to raise funds for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts’ Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication (IHC) scholarship. This scholarship helps underrepresented students pay for tuition, housing, books, and other expenses as students of ASU. Kick-off for the IHC fundraising campaign begins Monday at Day of the Dead Walk with Ancestors!

When: Monday, November 1st, 4:00-6:00pm

Where: ASU Polytechnic campus, Student Union, Cooley Ballroom

Price: Free – make sure you register for the event

Day of the Dead Walk with Ancestors begins with a one-mile walk/run through the Polytechnic campus, during which time participants can get their event passport stamped in natural environment spaces on campus. Redeem your passport at the end for a treat! Additionally, honor the life of a loved one by bringing a photo of them and and placing it on the Day of the Dead altar in the Student Union.

The fun continues after the walk in the Student Union with:

  • Food
  • Aguas frescas
  • Mariachi music
  • Skull painting
  • Discussions with students in a Chicana/o Literature course
  • A migration exhibit

Visit the IHC campaign webpage to learn more and donate directly – any amount is appreciated and will support underrepresented students pursue the humanities.

Tell Your Story, with Louise Nayer, a Two Part Zoom Class

Join Superstition Review in attending Tell Your Story, With Louise Nayer, a two part class on April 10th and April 17th that will be held over Zoom, and taught by five time published writer and winner of six California Arts Council grants, Louise Nayer.

This class will explore the elements of memoir writing, looking at how to “draw readers into your world.” Within the class, there will be “[e]xercises [that] will help you heighten language through sensory detail, learn the difference between scene and summary, and deal with time shifts by using flashback and slow-motion techniques. [The class] will also talk about how to find the right voice and fully engage your readers,” asking “What makes certain voices sing off the page?”

“In the second session of the class you’ll learn how to go deeper into scenes, how to structure a memoir, and narrative arc. Excerpts from Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir and from great memoir writers will be used for inspiration and to help with structure. [The class] will also discuss emotional blocks and ethical concerns, “making sure to incorporate “plenty of time for questions.” “The second session will include a supportive critique session where students bring in work to share. You’ll leave with a body of writing, some new writing friends, handouts sent by email, and the inspiration and determination to keep up a writing schedule.”

We look forward to seeing you there!

To register for the class click here. Be sure to also check out Louise’s website and Twitter.

COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and Transformations in the Neoliberal University Webinar

Join Superstition Review in attending the COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and Transformations in the Neoliberal University webinar, held over Zoom on Wednesday, March 24th at 4-5:15pm PST / 5-6:15pm MST / 6-7:15pm CST / 7-8:15pm EST. The webinar will consist of panelists, Anthony Bogues, Rudy P. Guevarra, Evelyn Hu-DeHart, and Paul Joseph López Oro, exploring “the role of this current political moment in providing space to rethink and reimagine the role of the university and those individuals located within the university for envisioning and enacting a more socially just world. Some relevant questions include: In what ways can rethinking the structure and makeup of the neoliberal university allow us to address long-standing histories of institutionalized racism related to the lives of Black and Afro-descendant peoples in the United States? Relatedly, what role can and should the university take to address and be accountable to its historical pasts of complicity with slavery and Indigenous dispossession? How are universities, in this current moment especially, positioned to respond to the structural inequalities that have been laid bare with regard to the effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities?”

We look forward to seeing you there!

To register for this webinar click here.

AWP 2021 Conference

AWP-logo

Join Superstition Review in attending the Association of Writers and Writer Programs’ 2021 Conference, March 3rd-7th. “The AWP Conference & Bookfair is the annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers of contemporary creative writing. It includes thousands of attendees, hundreds of events & bookfair exhibitors, and five days of essential literary conversation and celebration.”

This March the conference will be held virtually with some events being prerecorded and premiered at specified dates and times and others being held live (with text-based Q&As). Additionally, AWP has now made it possible for registered attendees to create their own plan for the conference, as they will “receive access to a separate virtual conference platform” where they can “browse all events, read presenter bios, and create [their] own personal event schedule.”

We look forward to seeing you there!

To learn more as well as to register to attend the 2021 AWP Conference click here.

CISA’s Humanities Lecture Series

Join the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts for their Humanities Lecture Series for spring 2021.

The Humanities Lecture Series is organized in order to provide “us with opportunities to analyze, discuss, and interpret current research and events. We look forward to public discussions that help us understand and appreciate various points of view on political, social, and cultural issues.”

The first lecture, next Wednesday evening, features CISA instructor Mike Pfister and Leah Marche, co-founders of JazzMEETSPoetry, who will discuss “Policing Art: The Arts and Humanities during Times of Unrest.”

To learn more about the Humanities Lecture Series click here.

An Evening With Rebecca Fish Ewan

Join the Hippocampus Magazine in their An Evening with Rebecca Fish Ewan event, “a discussion and Q&A with memoirist, poet, and cartoonist Rebecca Fish Ewan.” Here is their message about the event:

“We released Rebecca’s fun, new, interactive book, Doodling for Writers, during the height of the pandemic so — well, things got a little “drawn out!” So we’re kicking off the New Year with a bit of a belated book birthday celebration, online, Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. eastern time.”

This will event will include: a welcome from Alex at Midtown Scholar, a discussion with Rebecca and Donna Talarico (the publishers), an audience Q& A, as well as, optional, fun activities (bring a pencil!).

“Plus, chances to win cozy & comfy Doodle On! t-shirts and mini Doodle On! notebooks.”

Also, “Rebecca will sign a bookplate (a fun, colorful sticker to put inside your book!) —  and maybe even scribble a doodle just for you! — for everyone who purchases (or has purchased) a book. This will hit your mailbox about two weeks after the event.”

To sign up for the event and learn more, click here. To pre-order Rebecca’s book, click here. Also, make sure to follow Rebecca on both her LinkedIn Profile or website.

The Line, Literary Review

Join Columbia University in the launching of their new literary review, The Line, a non-profit journal exclusive to veteran writing. Tomorrow, January 27th at 7:00pm EST, The Line launches with work by Matt Gallagher, Lindsay Swoboda, Bob Hanson, and J.H. Crain. The Line will also feature readings by writers from Words After War, Women Veterans Empowered and Thriving, Voices From War, Warrior Writers, United States Veterans’ Artist Alliance (USVAA), and the Writer’s Guild’s Veterans Writing Project.

The Line is committed to a new generation of creative veterans, spotlighting those driven to produce contemplative, compelling, and cathartic content. Our primary focus is to publish veteran literature, art, social commentary, and reviews; we will consider any material created to bridge the gap between veterans and contemporary audiences.

To register for a free ticket click here and to read more about The Line click here