Location: Uptown Pubhouse 114 N Leroux St. Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
The Fall 2018 edition of the award-winning Narrow Chimney Reading Series returns on August 27th! We can’t wait to kickoff another fantastic session from the amazingly talented writers and poets who continually grace the Uptown stage.
Our first reading in the series will feature Erik Bitsui and Stacy Murison, both of whom are pillars of the locally literary community.
Erik Bitsui is a Navajo writer from Blue Gap, Arizona. In 2014, he received an MFA in Creative Writing from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetic at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Bitsui is also a founding member of the Northern Arizona Book Festival. He is currently a DJ for Radio Sunnyside located on 4th Street in East Flagstaff.
Stacy Murison’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, Hobart, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, River Teeth, and The Rumpus among others. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Northern Arizona University where she now teaches composition.
Come join us for the first event of the season, it’s sure to be a great one!
Arizona State University recently unveiled their new Master of Arts program in Narrative Studies. During the 30 credit hour program, focus will be on story telling and narratives across multiple platforms including text, film, and other media. Material will span a range of cultures and time periods while looking at structure, rhetoric, aesthetic and more throughout this exciting interdisciplinary program.
The program is currently accepting students for Fall 2018 classes. ENG 446/520: Visual Narratives, which will be taught by Dr. Wendy Williams, is one example of the upcoming courses. In addition to Dr. Williams, the MA Narrative Studies programs features several other ASU faculty including Superstition Review’s Patricia Colleen Murphy.
The degree, offered through the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts (CISA) will be located on ASU’s Polytechnic Campus. Narrative Studies, MA is the official site to visit for requesting information, learning how and when to apply, or scheduling a visit. We recommend following the official Facebook page, MA Narrative Studies at Arizona State University, for further news and announcements.
Congratulations and thanks to ASU and the staff and faculty for this new program in Narrative studies.