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Get Lit: Art as Activism with tanner menard

Date(s): Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Genre and Form(s): Community, Creative Practice, Human Rights, Social Justice, Social Practice
Cost: Free

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About this Event

Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Every first Thursday at Valley Bar. Get Lit.

This Month: Art and Activism with tanner menard

How can the arts be used to mobilize community? What does an authentically engaged, community-based arts practice actually look like? How do we design events and programs to create more meaningful connections and intentional conversation? How do we activate communities around calls to action and other social issues?

February 6, 2020. Valley Bar, the Reading Room. 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003. 7 pm. Art and Activism with tanner menard. Get Lit.

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. Guests must be 21 or older. This event is open to the public and free. 

About the Author

tanner menard is a poet & composer, a Louisiana Creole & a member of the Atakapa Ishak Nation. They have published ten albums of ambient music, a chapbook, were thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize & are published in magazines such as Entropy & Beestung. The Wire Magazine called their sound poetry collaboration with Andrew Weathers an influential modern composition. They are an MFA Candidate at Northern Arizona University, have served as a member of their tribal council, as poetry editor of Thin Air Magazine & are a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.

About Get Lit

Inspired by 17th century salons, Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar in the Reading Room (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Guests must be 21+. Open to the public and free. To learn more, visit our website at

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