“Maria” by Pauline H. Pedregon
This is tonight!
Writers for Justice on the Border: What does it mean to Write in Arizona?
A Reading/Discussion presented
by Sonora Review, No More Deaths, and the Poetry Center
Gary Paul Nabhan
and actresses from Borderlands Theater.
Sonora Review is proud to announce that on October 11, 2010 Tucson
residents are invited to the University of Arizona Poetry Center to
attend “Writers for Justice on the Border: What Does it Mean to Write
in Arizona?” The reading intends to raise awareness of SB 1070 and how
it affects individuals living on the border between Mexico and
Arizona. This event is presented by Sonora Review, No More Deaths and
the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
Writers reading at the event include Gary Paul Nabhan and John
Washington. Nabhan has lived around the border for more than 30 years,
has published books on the subject and contributed his work to many
anthologies. Washington is an MFA student at work on a novel about the
borderlands and is a volunteer with No More Deaths. Actresses from
Borderlands Theater will be performing a part of the play, “Arizona:
No Roosters in the Desert,” which is showing at Zuzi theater from Oct.
7-24th. The play is based on the fieldwork of Ana Ochoa O’Leary and is
written by local playwright Kara Hartzler. Additionally, No More
Deaths will give a presentation on SB1070 and there will be live music
by Rebeca Cartes.
Sonora Review is proud to be affiliated with this event and its
dynamic group of writers and thinkers. In addition to sponsoring this
event, Sonora Review is involved with many literature-based events
around Tucson. The journal’s website, www.sonorareview.com, includes a
regularly updated calendar of literary events around Tucson. The
website is an excellent resource with an entertaining blog, and offers
information on Sonora Review’s current poetry contest, which runs
until December 1, 2010 and will award $1,000 and publication in the
journal. Sonora Review is proud to present “Writers for Justice in the
Border: What does it Mean to Write in Arizona?”
-Margaree Little and John Washington
Here is some stuff from the current students of our CW MFA Program:
Noam Dorr’s lyric essay, “Inheritance” will be published in Seneca Review‘s Fall 2010 issue, which will be out this December.
Glen Grunberger gave a talk on The Biosphere 2 Creative Writing Project on September 3rd for the U of A’s First Fridays Lecture Series.
Margi Kimball‘s essay, “The Backyard of the House at 48 Northview Drive,” was published over the summer in Memoir(and), where it won the prize in graphic memoir.
Bethany Maile’s essay, “The Pull of Moving Water” was published in the most recent issue of the South Dakota Review.
Christopher Nelson‘s poem, “From Book of Hunger” is getting published this month by Spork. His poem, “Allegory with a Wolf in the Shadows,” will be published in the Red Issue of Fairy Tale Review this fall.
Benjamin Rybeck‘s story, “The Ferris Wheel” was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Natural Bridge. His story, “Dad Stuff” was a finalist for Glimmer Train‘s November 2009 Short Story Award for New Writers. His story “Stolkholm Syndrome” will appear in the fall issue of Solstice.
Natasha Stagg’s story “Lexi” was published in Thieves Jargon‘s Issue 201 in August. It was spotlit by FictionDaily.org on August 15th. Another version, under the title “The Woods,” was spotlit by Spork Press‘s “Weekly Fiction” on July 11th, and will be in Slow Trains this month. Her essays, “Writer & Celebs” and “Limitations in Art” were posted in Electric Literature‘s “The Outlet” blog on August 25th and June 29th, respectively.
Jason Timermanis received two grants from the Ontario Arts Council: a Works in Progress grant for his novel and a Writers’ Reserve grant for nonfiction.
John Washington presented a pedagogy paper for the fiction pedagogy workshop at AWP.