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The World Isn't the Size of Our Neighborhood Anymore: Book Launch and Open Mic with Austin Davis

Date(s): Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Community Event, Reading
Genre and Form(s): Poetry
Cost: Free

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About this Event

Celebrate the book tour launch for ASU Creative Writing undergraduate student Austin Davis with a reading and open mic on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Piper Writer House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281)!

Sign up starts at 5:30 p.m. The open mic starts at 6:00 p.m. The reading begins at 6:30 p.m.

Please note: RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating directions, logistics, and other information about the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. Seating is first-come, first-served. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

The World Isn't the Size of Our Neighborhood Anymore (Weasel Press) is about growing up, the loss of innocence, and coming of age in a time of great political turbulence, featuring poems about love, drugs, the ways in which life changes, toxic masculinity, school shootings, and more. To learn more, you can find the book on amazon.

About the Author

Austin Davis

Austin Davis is a poet and student activist currently studying Creative Writing at ASU. Austin's writing has been widely published in dozens of literary journals and magazines including Pif Magazine, After the Pause, Philosophical Idiot, Soft Cartel, and Collective Unrest. Austin has also been featured in KJZZ‚ "Word‚" podcast, The East Valley Tribune, Voyage Phoenix Magazine, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Austin's first two books, "Cloudy Days, Still Nights" and "Second Civil War" were both published by Moran Press in 2018. 

A Statement from the Piper Center about COVID-19

In an effort to reduce the spread of germs, this event will be ‘touch free,’ meaning that all authors, faculty, students, and other participants should avoid shaking hands, hugging, taking selfies, or otherwise engaging in physical contact. Additionally, we are encouraging all community members to wash their hands, avoid touch their face, use hand sanitizer, and otherwise follow the official guidelines from the Center for Disease Control. If you are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of a virus, please stay home and seek medical treatment as necessary. Any individuals who are unable to attend due to illness will have refunds issued in full. While we are unable to provide livestreaming or other forms of remote access for this event, we are actively working to ensure this in the future. If you have any questions, please contact the Piper Center accordingly. To learn more, read our full statement on COVID-19 at

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