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Date(s): Friday, October 25, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
Genre and Form(s): Hybrid, Poetry
Join the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing for a poetry reading with Diana Marie Delgado and Justin Petropoulos on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Changing Hands Tempe (6428 South McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283)
While encouraged, RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating information about parking, directions, and other aspects of the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to the public and free.
The Piper Writers Studio will also be presenting In Search of Magic, a class with Diana Marie Delgado, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Piper Writers House (450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287) and There's a Chameleon in My Prose Poem: The Art of Disguise in Poetry, a pay-what-you-can class with Justin Petropoulous on Wednesdays, October 31 - November 13, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Piper Writers House. To learn more about each class, visit our website at https://piper.asu.edu/classes/diana-marie-delgado/in-search-of-magicand https://piper.asu.edu/classes/justin-petropoulos/there%27s-a-chameleon-in-my-prose-poem.
Diana Marie Delgado’s first publication, the chapbook Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust, won the Letterpress Poetry Contest in 2015 and was published by the Center for Book Arts that same year. A graduate of the University of California, Riverside and Columbia University; and a National Endowment for the Arts fellow and recipient of numerous scholarships and grants, she currently resides in Tucson, where she is the Literary Director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona. Her most recent publication, Tracing the Horse, will be published in the Fall of 2019 by BOA Editions.
Justin Petropoulos is the author of two collections of poetry, Eminent Domain (Marsh Hawk Press 2011), selected by Anne Waldman for the 2010 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize and (Jaded Ibis Press 2013), a collaborative work with multimedia artist, Carla Gannis. His poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Columbia Poetry Review, Mandorla, among others, and have been included in the anthologies Devouring the Green: Fear of a Human Planet (Jaded Ibis Press 2015) and The &NOW Awards 3 (Lake Forest College Press 2015). He is currently the program manager for Arizona State University’s Creative Writing Program.