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Get Lit: Keeping it Classy with Taric Watts-Williams

Date(s): Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Valley Bar, Reading Room, 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Cost: Free

About this Event

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

This Month: Keeping it Classy with Taric Watts-Williams

Is literature dominated by privileged protagonists?  Doesn’t it seem like most main characters come from wealth or, at the very least, have a story focused on its attainment? Is the hero’s journey just another mask for capitalism? Is the novel itself bourgeoisie? What kind of other plot structures are available to us? What would a story look like from the perspective of the working class or poor? Would the publishing industry even be interested? Would we even want them to be?

Thursday, March 5, 2020. Valley Bar, the Reading Room. 130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003. 7 pm. 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

Photograph of Taric Watts-Williams

Born and raised in Phoenix, Taric Watts became enthralled with literature and the creative writing blogosphere while studying Liberal Arts at Northern Arizona University. He brings his experience as a professional collegiate speechwriter, helping students craft oratory about social justice, rhetorical criticism, and persuasive argumentation about making the world a fairer and more interesting place. He also applies these studies in his career, helping disadvantaged, first-generation college students navigate higher education. 


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