#ArtLitPhx: Changing Hands presents Ahmad Daniels, M.Ed.: From Queens to Quantico: A United States Marine’s Story

Book cover for From Queens to QuanticoOn Friday June 30th at 7PM, Changing Hands will host PFC Ahmad Daniels as he speaks about his new book, From Queens to Quantico: A United States Marine’s Story. The speaker speaks of his idyllic life in Queens, New York and his time in the marine corps. Ahmad’s story explores, first hand, the racial tensions of the 60’s.

The event will be held at the Changing Hands Tempe location at 6428 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283. Find out more information here.

#ArtLitPhx: Changing Hands Presents Nora McInerny Purmort

Book cover for It's Okay to LaughOn Thursday June 29th at 7PM Changing Hands Phoenix will host Nora Mclnerny Purmort to discuss her new memoir, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too). Nora is the Gracie-award winning host of the podcast, Terrible, Thanks for Asking. Her memoir follows her husband Aaron’s battle with cancer, and Nora’s views on mortality and resilience.

Find out more about the event here. Changing hands Phoenix is located at 300 W Camelback, Phoenix, AZ 85013.


#ArtLitPhx: Changing Hands presents Paul Brinkley-Rogers

Paul Brinkley-Rogers bio pictureOn Wednesday June 14th at 7PM, Changing Hands Phoenix will be hosting Paul Brinkley-Rogers as he discusses his new memoir, Please Enjoy Your Happiness. The memoir focuses on his time in 1959 when he had a love affair with an older Japanese woman while serving aboard a US Navy vessel outside of Yokusaka. Paul is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and veteran war correspondent that worked for many years in Asia, covering the war in Vietnam and Camboadia for Newsweek. 

Find out more about the event at Changing Hands’ Phoenix location (300 W Camelback Phoenix, AZ 85013) here.

#ArtLitPhx: Rinky Dink Press Series 3 Launch

Rinky Dink Press logoOn Friday June 16th, Rinky Dink Press will be hosting a launch party for it’s newest series of micro-chapbooks. The event will take place at Wasted Ink Zine Distro from 7PM to 9PM. Stop in for refreshments and pop-up readings from ten brand new microzines and micro-chapbooks. All books will be on sale for $1 each, and performing poets include Virginia Chase Sutton and Randy Heflin. Other published poets include Justin Rogers, Jasmine Chatfield, Woody Woodger, Dane Hamann, Jessica Van de Kemp, Caroline Kessler, Alex Skorochid, and Nick Hopkins.

You can find the Facebook event here. Wasted Ink Zine Distro is located at 2222 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85006.

Michael Velliquette: In Space and Other Places

In Spaces and Other Places is a recent body of work by Michael Velliquette that marks a new trajectory in his practice, combining his mixed-media drawings with his complex cut paper constructions. Velliquette revisits the vocabulary of symbols and images found in his earlier works, including double-sided profiles, hands, and collectives of faceless figures, which he’s previously set in mythological, scenic narratives. Themes of exploration, alien encounter and transformation are played out in the backdrop of outer space.

Thursday, October 25
Morgan Lehman Gallery
The Study Project Space
535 W. 22nd St.
New York,  NY 10011

More information about the exhibit can be viewed here.

You can view more of Velliquette’s artwork in Issue 8 of Superstition Review.


Women Writing The West: 18th Annual Conference

The 18th Annual Women Writing The West Conference 2012 will meet at Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town, October 19-21, 2012..

Conference guest speakers include Virginia Scharff, Anne Hillerman, and Susan J. Tweit, with special guest Don Bullis, New Mexico Centennial Author.

Conference Workshops include:

  • “Breakthrough Book Buzz: Trendspotting Toward a Faithful Following” led by literary publicist Stephanie Barko
  • “Warp and Weft: Weaving the Lives of Women from a Previous Era into 21st Century Fiction” led by Q. Lindsey Barrett
  • “Will This Book EVER Be Published?: What To Do When It Feels Like The Impossible Dream”  led by Laurie Wagner Buyer and Dawn Wink
  • “Explorers of Inner Space: Fantasy Writing for Young (and Not-So-Young)” led by Betsy James
  • “The Yearning Factor,” led by Page Lambert. Inspired by Robert Olin Butler’s From Where You Dream 
  • “Trick or Treat: Speaking Made Easier” led by Doris McCraw
  • “Devour and Repeat: The Conscious and Unconscious Use of Repetition in Our Poetry.” by Elise McHugh, UNM Press
  • A panel discussion on ways to minimize anxiety and optimize performance when discussing your book on television with Cynthia Leal Massey, Velda Brotherton, Dawn Nelson, and Mara Purl.

Also in attendance will be Guest Agents Sandra Bond, Susan Schulman, and Elizabeth Trupin-Pulli, and Guest Publishers Barbe Awalt and Paul Rhetts of LPD Press/Rio Grande Books, Doris Baker of Filter Press, Lee Emory of Treble Heart Books, Mountain View Publishing, Sundowners, and WhoooDoo Mysteries, and W. Clark Whitehorn and Elise McHugh of University of New Mexico Press.

 To register, see link.