#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. 🙂

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, Mérida, Dublin, Berlin and Kraków. 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)

#ArtLitPhx: World Poetry Day Festival

In celebration of World Poetry Day, the ALAC is celebrating the beauty of poetry and spoken word with some very exciting performances in Phoenix through verse, music, and interpretive dance.

The World Poetry Day Festival will take place on Saturday March 25th, 2017  from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (147 E Adams St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.)

There will be a variety of languages featured in poetic form on stage including Nahuatl, Spanish, Navajo, Portuguese, English, Spanish, Spanglish (Chicano style), Sign Language and more!

ALAC is a cultural center that promotes and preserves Latino~Mexican~Chicano~Indigenous Arts and Cultures.

The event is hosted by Maggie Messerschmidt with performances by Sergio Herrera, Rashaad Thomas, Deborah Berman-Montano, Joe Montano III, Joel Joelskii Salcido, Khalifah Ahmeedou, Varnadeaux, Jules Dinehdeal, Talima Flores-Allah, Maria Rodriguez-Pope, Teatro Nervo, JC Koffy, Chris Danowski, Diana Noquetzal Garcia, Reyna E. Montoya and Ileana Salinas-Mireles, Yovani Flores, Raay Francy, Melissa Dunmore, Adrian de Hoyos, Freddy Lopez, Susan Nguyen, and Bojan Louis.

A suggested donation of $5 per person is greatly appreciated. See the Facebook Event Page for more information.

All transactions are cash only purchases, including drinks, snacks and collections of poetry from the performing artists will be available the day of the event.