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.
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
Facebook event: A Place to Stand
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.
Facebook event: Writing Under the Influence
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.)
Facebook event: Live Reading
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.
Come and celebrate Desert Nights, Rising Stars Literary Fair with us! The event is free, but seats are first-come, first-served so be sure to get there early!
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: ASU Tempe Campus, Front Lawn, Old Main, 400 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
More event details here.
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.
Hope to see everyone there!
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.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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.
Free of charge and open to the public.
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.
More information is available on Facebook.
Amy Silverman and Laurie Notaro will be reading at KGB Bar in New York City, on June 7th, at 7 pm. Both have new books being released.
Laurie Notaro is a #1 New York Times Best-selling author, and also a graduate from Arizona State University. Her upcoming book, Housebroken: Admissions of an Untidy Life is a collection of her essays.