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Date(s): Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Phoenix Public Market, Open Air Market 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Type(s): Community Event, Fair, Festival
Genre and Form(s):
There's more growing in the Valley than fruits and vegetables. Join the Phoenix Public Market and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University for the 2nd annual Meet Your Literary Community, Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Public Market (721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004).
Beyond meeting over 50 local authors, publishers, and other literary organizations from all across the Valley, community members can enjoy miniature talks, pop-up readings, flash workshops, and more.
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.
Beyond featured performances, there will also be raffles, scavenger hunts, and tableside activities.
To learn more about featured performances and tableside activities, keep reading.
Bring a book; take a book. (Maybe we'll even give you one for free.) Bid farewell to your old favorites and find your next best read at the community book exchange with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.
In coffee shops and bars around the Phoenix metropolitan area, multiple days a week, local writers are getting together to share compassionate, thoughtful, and constructive feedback on each other's work. Now you can too! Join moderators from the Central Phoenix Writing Workshop and the Play Writes for drop-in writing groups at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.! With moderators Paul Mosier, Roy Juarez, Megan Taliaferro, Kelsey Pinckney, and Ilana Lydia.
To participate in groups, just check-in at the Piper Center's table. If you'd like to receive feedback on your work, please bring four hard copies of one poem or short piece / excerpt of prose (1500 words or less). You do not have to bring work to participate in a group. Please note: given limited time, bringing work does not gaurantee feedback. Individuals who do not receive feedback will be directed towards community resources.
Some poems take years to compose; some don't. Answer a few questions and our talented local poets will create a special poem just for you--on the spot--in less than 15 minutes! Featuring giddyface, Ashley Naftule, and Kelly Nelson.
Local publisher Hoot n Waddle presents short readings of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction from their most recent publications, including Premeditations: Poems, by klipschutz
How does one mourn a memory unforgotten? Korean Mourning Rituals dissects the psyche and mythology of the Korean American act of sorrowing, and pageants the lived experience of an Asian American womxn as unwilling subject to ornamentalism and the ongoing colonization of the body. Kong's poems lament the emotional and psychological aftermath of war as it carries through the bloodline and beyond borders. For more information, visit Erin's website, read a poem from AZCentral, or watch the book trailer.
Come and read your original poetry and have a group of classically trained musicians score your work on the spot! Please note: time is limited; improvisations are first-come, first-served. For more information, visit Oh My Ears' website at http://ohmyears.com.
"Maricela Guerrero’s Kilimanjaro obliges its reader to embark on a fraught locomotion, one that is less a journey from point A to point B than a jolting awareness of each of the infinite dots that combine to form any line or trajectory. In a subtle way, Kilimanjaro investigates what it means to be a migrant, a bereaved parent, a lover, or any other person or being yoked to a capitalist machine. Maricela Guerrero is an unflinching, incisive writer, and Stalina Villarreal’s translation rightfully emphasizes the toughness of her vision." —Wendy Burk
Cardboard House Press presents a bilingual English-Spanish reading of Kilimanjaro written by experimental Mexican poet Maricela Guerrero Reyes and translated by Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal at Meet Your Literary Community from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kiliminjaro is handmade in a limited-edition, accordion-style book with salvaged cardboard binding and stenciled cover. For more information, visit Cardboard House Press's website at https://cardboardhousepress.org/kilimanjaro-by-maricela-guerrero.