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Creative Justice Youth Symposium
Sean Avery, Akhila Bandlora, Teré Fowler-Chapman, Hunter Hazelton, Heather Laurel Jensen, Allie Mahai, Amber McCrary, Sam Redbird, Sareya Taylor

Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 11:00am
Location: Online
Type: Community Event, Open Mic, Panel, Reading, Workshop

As the world awakens to injustice, we must all work together to build a strong foundation on which to rebuild a more just world. The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University is proud to sponsor the second annual Creative Justice Youth Symposium, Thursday through Friday, June 17 - 18, 2021 on Zoom. Each day will consist of a workshop and community open mic.


Queer Poetry Salon
Jada Renée, Manny Loley, Richard Siken

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Collaboration, Community Event, Performance, Reading, Salon

Equality Arizona in partnership with the Piper Center host quarterly readings with a diverse, world-class cast of queer poets. We aim to strengthen and grow queer culture in Arizona by bringing the world's great LGBTQIA2s+ poets to our communities. This month, we are featuring poets local to Arizona & the Navajo Nation.


Date: Monday, June 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Workshop
Where controlling structures aim to tame, punish, and discipline, care listens. Rather than systems of control, we need systems of care. In this workshop, we’ll read poems by Rick Barot and Chen Chen to consider the forms that control and care take in our own lives.