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09/04/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
The global outpouring of respect and love in response to Maya Angelou’s passing earlier this year was a reminder of the deep impact she made in many fields of human endeavor. Angelou was a poet...
09/06/2014 - 11:00am - 09/13/2014 - 11:00am

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Online registration for this course opens in early August. To register, please check back then! Taught by Mason Gates Two Saturdays, September 6 and 13 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuition: $5 reservation...
09/11/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Joshua Beckman delivers this lecture as part of the 2014 Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry, which seeks to provide leading poets with the opportunity to explore in depth their own thinking on...
09/16/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Poetry Center Executive Director Tyler Meier leads a Shop Talk on the work of Craig Santos Perez, who reads for the Poetry Center’s Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading on September 18.
09/18/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
The Morgan Lucas Schuldt Memorial Reading features emerging and innovative poets. This event is presented annually as part of the Poetry Center’s Reading and Lecture Series, and is named after...
09/20/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Youth and parents are invited to play with language in this series of hour long creative writing workshops for four different age groups, then stick around for breakfast and live local music....
09/26/2014 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
This fall, the Poetry Center features the work of Karen Green. She is an artist and writer whose haunting, profound works are nationally recognized and collected by institutions including the Yale...
09/30/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Malcolm Compitello, Department of Spanish & Portuguese TUESDAYS 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
09/30/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Charles Scruggs, Department of English TUESDAYS 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM According to George Kennan, the Great War was “the seminal event of the Twentieth Century.” The war triggered...
10/01/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Patrick Baliani, Honors College WEDNESDAYS 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM The tragicomedy genre, so prevalent in our day, has actually been evolving for many centuries. While one can take a primarily...
10/02/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Lynda Zwynger, Department of English THURSDAYS 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM One of the most popular and beloved novelists in the English language, Jane Austen wrote novels that have beguiled and...
10/02/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
University of Arizona Creative Writing Program faculty members Alison Hawthorne Deming and Susan Briante read from their work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A session and book...
10/03/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Homer B. Pettey, Department of English FRIDAYS 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Unlike other literary and film genres, the Western defines itself geographically, historically, and imaginatively. This...
10/04/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona  85712

 

 
At its core, poetry asks of us, “Who am I, and how do I see myself in the larger context of world?” Docents from Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center...
10/06/2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Paul Ivey, School of Art MONDAYS 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10/08/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

This event takes place at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Free and open to the public. Allen Crawford talks about creating Whitman Illuminated (Tin House), a visual...
10/09/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
Walt Whitman’s iconic collection of poems Leaves of Grass has earned a reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a...
10/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Poetry Center Library

University of Arizona Creative Writing MFA student Miguel A. Ramírez leads a Shop Talk on the work of Benjamin Alire Sáenz, who reads for the Poetry Center and the UA Prose Series on...
10/16/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
The UA Prose Series, curated by faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UA, presents prose writers of distinction. Benjamin Alire Sáenz reads from his work. After the reading there will...
10/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
Online registration for this course now available here. Taught by Samuel Ace Six Saturdays, October 18 through December 6 (no class on Nov 1 or Nov 29) 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuition: $170 [...
10/23/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
While working on the novel that would become The Pale King, David Foster Wallace wrote Don DeLillo, “I do not know why the comparative ease and pleasure of writing nonfiction always confirms my...
10/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
Honor the living spirits of those we have lost by giving voice to their poems and their legacies.  This community-led participatory event will include an opportunity for audience members to read...
10/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
Youth and parents are invited to play with language in this series of hour long creative writing workshops for four different age groups, then stick around for breakfast and live local music....
10/27/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Jay Rosenblatt, School of Music MONDAYS 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
10/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Co-Sponsored by the University of Arizona Africana Studies Program
11/01/2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Online registration for this course now available here. Taught by Thomas Sayers Ellis Saturday, November 1 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (with an hour lunch break) Tuition: $50
11/01/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona  85712

At its core, poetry asks of us, “Who am I, and how do I see myself in the larger context of world?” Docents from Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center...
11/06/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
From Thomas Sayers Ellis: "In 1990, I published a poem in Ploughshares titled 'Zapruder' about the assassination of JFK. Looking back at the poem nearly twenty years later, I realized...
11/07/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

This event takes place at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix. Free and open to the public. Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis reads from his work.
11/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
Poet and Poetry Center docent Colleen Burns leads a Shop Talk on the work of Robin Robertson, who reads for the Poetry Center on November 13. Please note that this Shop Talk meets on a Monday, due to...
11/13/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Helen S. Schaefer Building
Dorothy Rubel Room 
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Professor: Fabian Alfie, Department of French & Italian THURSDAYS 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
11/13/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
 
Irish poet Robin Robertson reads from his work, followed by a short Q&A session and a book signing.
11/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
This book, written by a New York Times prize-winning foreign correspondent, is a kaleidoscopic account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism, including the rise of the Taliban in the...
11/22/2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Youth and parents are invited to play with language in this series of hour long creative writing workshops for four different age groups, then stick around for breakfast and live local music....
11/22/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Online registration for this course now available here. Taught by Natalie Diaz Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tuition: $75
12/06/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, Arizona  85712

 

 
At its core, poetry asks of us, “Who am I, and how do I see myself in the larger context of world?” Docents from Tucson Botanical Gardens and the University of Arizona Poetry Center...
12/11/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building

1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue)

Tucson, AZ 85721

United States
Up to fifteen students and instructors who participated in the Fall 2014 semester of the Poetry Center's Classes & Workshops Program read from their work.