The calendar below features upcoming Arts Commission deadlines, events, information sessions and workshop opportunities. Times, dates and event details may be subject to change. For more information, please email [email protected].
Readings followed by book signings from Chelsea Burden, Emma Canning, Nicole Walker, Shonto Begay and Alberto Rios.
Presented by University of Arizona Poetry Center in partnership with Arizona Opera as part of the UA College of Humanities HUMANITIES WEEK series of events.
Alberto Álvaro Ríos, born in 1952 in Nogales, Arizona, is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. In August 2013, Ríos was appointed Arizona’s first Poet Laureate. Ríos is a Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University, where he has taught for over 30 years.
The inaugural Poet Laureate of Arizona and National Book Award finalist visits with his thirteenth book of poetry, which casts an intense desert light on the stories that unfold along the Mexico-US border.
In his thirteenth book, Alberto Ríos casts an intense desert light on the rich stories unfolding along the Mexico-US border. Peppered with Spanish and touches of magical realism, ordinary life and its simple props – morning showers, spilled birdseed, winter lemons – the book becomes an exploration of mortality and humanity, and the many possibilities of how lives might yet be lived.
Join Arizona Humanities for an evening celebrating our 2015 Arizona Humanities Award recipients, including Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Álvaro Ríos. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, a silent auction and live music at the North Mountain Visitor Center in Phoenix.
The ASU Department of English’s MFA in Creative Writing Program celebrates its 30th year with readings, art, and music. Hosted by Arizona Poet Laureate, Alberto Ríos, and featuring readings by MFA program alumni Adrienne Celt and Oliver de la Paz, as well as distinguished faculty and former faculty including poets Peggy Shumaker and Beckian Fritz-Goldberg and authors Tara Ison, Melissa Pritchard and Matt Bell. Alumni Dan Breazeale and Dean Stover will provide music, presenting a jazz poem with piano. Additionally, in recognition of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, there will be a special exhibition of When the Water Came, a collaborative project between photographer Rebecca Ross and poet Cynthia Hogue, current director of the MFA Program.
Join Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission on February 23, 2016, at 7:00pm to hear Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios share about his life and literary work. Light refreshments will be served. This program is offered for free and does not require registration.
For more info, please contact Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission at 623-882-7530.
Join the Arizona Historical Society for an evening with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos. Ríos will share some of his work and discuss the role that oral history plays in his writing. A native of Nogales, Arizona, Ríos writes about life along the U.S. and Mexico border, blending the personal with the political in a way that makes us see both in a new light.
Presented by the Arizona Historical Society, in partnerships with with the University of Arizona’s Spanish and Portuguese & the Gender and Women’s Studies Departments,
This event and all events in the Nuestro Tucson series are made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
Join the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Arts Council to learn more about Creative Aging, an exciting national movement to advance understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. Guest artist Elizabeth Johnson will provide an interactive exploration of the different approaches used across the continuum of care, and the brain/body research which shows that older adults who are engaged in the arts experience better overall health, enjoy a higher quality of life, and are more active in their communities.