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For more information about these events contact Rosemary Brandt, Publicist, at (520) 621-3920.

Year Date, Day & Time Venue Location Author & Title Notes
201610/15, Saturday, 3pm Barefoot CowgirlFlagstaff, AZEric Magrane, Chris Cokinos, Melissa Sevigny, and Peter FriedericiEric Magrane, Chris Cokinos, Melissa Sevigny, and Peter Friederici read their latest work.
201610/16, Sunday 3pm Firecreek Coffee CompanyFlagstaff, AZTom Holm, Jennifer Foerster, Simon Ortiz, & Orlando WhitePart of the Northern Arizona Book Festival, The Indigenous Writers' Panel will include readings from Tom Holm, Jennifer Foerster, Simon Ortiz, & Orlando White.
201610/19, Wednesday, 6pm Show & Tell @ the PlaygroundTucson, AZJennifer Jenkins, Celluloid PuebloThe invention of the Southwestern imaginary has its roots in filmic representations dating back to the 1930s, in large part due to the footage shot by Tucson-based Western Ways Features during its 40-year history. Jennifer L. Jenkins, UA English and School of Information associate professor, delves into the company’s work documenting the diverse lifeways of Arizona’s residents and screens rare footage in this made-for-Arizona-history-buffs presentation. In collaboration with ConfluenCenter for Creative Inquiry, this is the book release for Jenkins' “Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest.”
201611/4, Friday, 7pm Antigone BooksTucson, AZRichard Shelton, Nobody Rich or FamousCelebrated author Richard Shelton shares a tale of poverty and its attendant sorrows: alcoholism, neglect, and abuse. But the tenacity of the human spirit shines through. This is a memoir of Steinbeckian proportions, illuminating today’s cultural chasm between the haves and have-nots. Using a framework of journals, road trips, and artful storytelling, Shelton traces three generations of women. One is his mother Hazel, a model of western respectability, who carefully dresses in her finest clothes before walking into a bar and emptying a loaded handgun in the general direction of her husband. Shelton is an Arizona treasure, an award winning poet and author of many books including Going Back to Bisbee.
201611/9, Wednesday, 6pm César Chávez Building Room 301, University of Arizona Main CampusTucson, AZSilviana Wood, Barrio DreamsTucsonense Silviana Wood is a teatrista, activist and playwright. The people who inhabit Wood's plays are common folk or vecinos in Tucson---janitors, mothers, grandmothers---hardworking people who often use humor to rupture sterotypes and raise awareness. Come hear Wood (and perhaps a few others) read from her new book, Barrio Dreams!
201611/18, Friday, 7pm The Last BookstoreLos Angeles, CABryan Fierro, Dodger Blue Will Fill Your Soul & Emmy Pérez, With the River on Our FaceSaints & Superheroes: Writing the Space Between Stereotypes The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Bryan Allen Fierro in conversation with Emmy Pérez. The two will discuss how they approach writing the personal, political, and global forces that flow through the Southwest to the heart of East Los Angeles.
201611/18, Friday, 7pm Antigone BooksTucson, AZRaquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La vida no vale nadaBook release & panel discussion
201611/20, Sunday, 2pm Tohono Chul ParkTucson, AZJennifer Jenkins, Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar SouthwestPresentation & signing. Copies of Celluloid Pueblo will be available for sale and signing.
201612/2, Friday 7pm Barefoot Cowgirl BooksFlagstaff, AZPeter Friederici, A New Form of BeautyPeter Friederici celebrates the release of A New Form of Beauty with readings from the book, taken from his decades long relationship with Glen Canyon.
201612/4, Sunday, 2pm Tohono Chul ParkTucson, AZRichard Shelton, Nobody Rich or FamousReading & Signing.
20172/7, Tuesday, 7pm City Lights books San Francisco, CATim Z. Hernandez, All They Will Call YouCelebrate the release of Tim Z. Hernandez's All They Will Call You at San Francisco's Literary Meetingplace.

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