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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.
Location: 
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Type(s): 
Salon
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

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tanner menard is a Q2S, non-binary poet & composer whose work embodies their Creole/Acadian/NDN lineage. Poems are their method of survival, a linguistic medicine of ambiguity which is certain that love prevails. As a composer of experimental music, menard has been published & anthologized internationally on labels such as Full Spectrum Records, Rural Colours, Tokyo Droning, Install, Slow Flow Rec, H.L.M., Archaic Horizon, Kafua Records & Milieu Music. Their recent album/chapbook collaboration with Andrew Weathers was published on Full Spectrum Records. menard’s poetry & essays have been published in The Squawkback, Rabbit & Rose, Cloudthroat, The University of Arizona Poetry Center Blog, Red Ink Magazine, The Mockingheart Review, American Indian Culture and Research Journal at UCLA & The Wire Magazine. Forthcoming poems will appear in Hunger Mountain, Beestung, Wend Poetry & Hayden’s Ferry Review. Their poems ‘see eye my memory my’ & ‘Excerpts from Preludes & Flux’ were nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Cloudthroat & Hayden’s Ferry Review. menard is a member of the Atakapa-Ishak Nation of Southwest Louisiana & Southeast Texas & resides in Tempe, AZ. They work as a community organizer for Equality Arizona.

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 http://piper.asu.edu/get-lit.

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