University of Arizona: Poetry Center
1508 E Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85719
Poetry Center Docents host their monthly Open Mic Event and all are welcome. The open mic will be round-robin style, which means each attendant will have the chance to share their own or a favorite poem. This event takes place in the Poetry Center garden on the first Saturday of every month. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Phoenix Poetry Series showcases some of the best poets in our community. This month is the Ten-Year Anniversary Edition and features the legendary hosts of Caffeine Corridor: Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnte Orion. Their reading will be at Grand Central Coffee Company 718 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 on Saturday, January 28th at 7 p.m.
These authors have more publications than can be listed and have given hundreds of readings, living up to their reputation as giants of the Phoenix poetry scene. For more information please visit the Facebook Event page.
Limited Engagement is a monthly performance and interview series that takes place on the third Friday of every month. This month’s edition of Limited Engagement, in association with Four Chambers Press, will be featuring a conversation with Dana Diehl and her new book Our Dreams Might Align.
Dana Diehl earned her MFA in Fiction at Arizona State University, where she served as editor of Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in North American Review, Passages North, Booth, and elsewhere. Diehl is an interviewer for The Collagist.
This event takes place on Friday, January 20th at 7 p.m. at HUB Patio. Check out the Facebook event for more information.
Four Chambers Press is taking over the mic at District 4! Pam Davenport, Jaime Faulkner, and Orlinda Pacheco will be featured on Thursday, January 19th, at 7pm. Check out the Facebook Event page for more information.
Pam Davenport settled in Arizona after traveling the world throughout her childhood. She thinks it is strange for humans to live in the desert, which is probably why she is there. Pam has an MFA from Pacific University, and her poems have recently appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Snapdragon, Rougarou, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Spilled Milk Magazine, and Bared: An Anthology on Bras and Breasts
Jaime Faulkner is a student and poet living in Tempe, Arizona. She’s been writing privately since she can remember and publicly for the last year. She has published with Four Chambers and Fem Static Zine.
Orlinda Pacheco is an MFA graduate from California State University, San Bernardino whose poetry embraces the sacred with the profane. Her poetic moans grope at the reality of infertility and expands the walls of being female. Her work has appeared in the Badlands Literary Journal, Inlandia, Poemeleon, and San Diego Poetry Annual.
Limited Engagement is a monthly performance and interview series that takes place on the third Friday of every month. This month’s edition of Limited Engagement will be featuring Rashaad Thomas, and introducing Press Play as the house band.
Rashaad Thomas is a husband, father, USAF Veteran, VONA/Voices of Our Nation Art Foundation Alum, poet, and South Phoenix, AZ community member. His work can be found in a number of publications, most notably in the book Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong, Heart Journal Online, and Linden Avenue Literary Journal. He is a member of the Gutta’ Collective, a group committed to sharing a Black and Brown narrative through art and poetry to give a voice to the silent, isolated, and marginalized.
The event takes place on Friday, September 16th at 7 p.m. at HUB Patio. For more information, visit the Facebook event.