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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...
10/03/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Mesquite Boardroom
Student Union Memorial Center
1303 E. University Blvd.
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Details on how to access live streaming of the event will be sent in advance of the workshop date.

Attend in person or online! Hosted by the National Center for Interpretation, this short workshop is intended for bilingual professionals who are interested in learning more about ...
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...
10/13/2014 - 4:00pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Join us as we kick off this year’s Humanities Week from October 13-17, 2014, presented by the College of Humanities. Meet famous and infamous groundbreakers of the past and delve into a world...
10/13/2014 - 5:30pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Thirteenth-century Florence was not an ideal place to be a woman, especially a fairly outspoken poet. Active between 1260-1270, the woman known only as La Compiuta Donzella (the fulfilled damsel)...
10/13/2014 - 7:00pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

For a continent often referred to as “the motherland”, women have long played a pivotal role. Explore images of women in Francophone, Lusophone and Anglophone African literature and film...
10/14/2014 - 5:00pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Devil’s Gateway. Mother of God. Apostle to the Apostles. From the Genesis story of Adam and Eve to the New Testament texts encouraging both women’s silence as well as women’s...
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...
10/14/2014 - 6:30pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Goddesses throughout history have come in many different forms. Some of the world’s oldest and most vibrant goddess traditions exist within the Hindu traditions, but how does goddess-centered...
10/15/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

UA Student Union Gallery
Student Union Memorial Center
1303 University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721

Poster art produced following the Cuban Revolution offers a window into the island nation’s history and a truly revolutionary chapter in graphic design. With a unique graphic wit and exuberant...
10/16/2014 - 7:00pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 
 

Named one of the “Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World” by Poets and Writers Magazine, Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a transformational artist and bilingual poet, novelist, and...
10/17/2014 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Cut loose from a conventional female lifestyle of domesticity with her short hemline, bobbed hair, Cloche hat and cigarette, the new German woman became an icon of modernity during this period...
10/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

UA Poetry Center, Rubel Room
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
 

Russian women speak for themselves. A vengeful widow sending birds as incendiary bombs to raze enemy territory. A wife and mother abandoning her family to wage war against Napoleon. A cross-dressing...
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.