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September 2017

Lecture and Reception: Milta Ortiz

September 21 // 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Xico Arte y Cultura, 1008 E. Buckeye Road, Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Join us for a lecture and reception with Arizona playwright Milta Ortiz, as she discusses the theater production of MÁS, an emotional journey of the historical events surrounding the banning of the Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District. This event is presented in collaboration with ASU Performance in the Borderlands, Cultural Coalition, and Xico Arte y Cultura. Purchase tickets for MÁS shows September 23 at Phoenix Center for the Arts.   ABOUT THE PLAY Based on over 400 pages of interview transcripts,…

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Free

Theatricalizing Oral Histories in Community: Workshop with Milta Ortiz

September 23 // 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
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Theatricalizing Oral Histories in Community: Workshop with Milta Ortiz Using Milta Ortiz's docudrama play Más as a case study, learn about techniques in crafting a theatrical structure while working with community. The structure of the play evolves out of the community’s stories and the process of development asks for the community’s feedback. A key factor is to know when to step up and when to step down. This is an interactive workshop with hands-on exercises. This workshop is presented in collaboration with AZArtWorker, a…

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October 2017
Free

How to Forget How to Write Fiction: Taller Bilingüe con Alejandro Zambra

October 3 // 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
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REGISTRATION BY APPLICATION ONLY Joins us for How To Forget How to Write Fiction, a bilingual writers' workshop with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop (12 participants), registration is by application only. Participants must be bilingual English-Spanish, as the workshop will be conducted in both languages. Deadline to apply and submit text is Sept. 18. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 22. …

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How to Forget How to Write Fiction: Taller Bilingüe con Alejandro Zambra

October 4 // 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
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REGISTRATION BY APPLICATION ONLY Joins us for How To Forget How to Write Fiction, a bilingual writers' workshop with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop (12 participants), registration is by application only. Participants must be bilingual English-Spanish, as the workshop will be conducted in both languages. Deadline to apply and submit text is Sept. 12. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 19. …

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Lectura y Charla Bilingüe: Alejandro Zambra

October 5 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore Phoenix, 300 West Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013 United States
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Joins us for a bilingual talk and book reading with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Alejandro Zambra is one of the most important writers working in any language today. Named “the most talked-about writer to come out of Chile since Bolaño” (New York Times Book Review), Zambra has published poetry and five novels: Multiple Choice, Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home and My Documents, which have been translated into more than ten languages.…

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Free

How to Forget How to Write Fiction: Taller Bilingüe con Alejandro Zambra

October 6 // 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Palabras Bookstore, 1738 E McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, 85006 United States
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REGISTRATION BY APPLICATION ONLY Joins us for How To Forget How to Write Fiction, a bilingual writers' workshop with Chilean novelist, poet and short story writer Alejandro Zambra. Due to the limited capacity of this free workshop (12 participants), registration is by application only. Participants must be bilingual English-Spanish, as the workshop will be conducted in both languages. Deadline to apply and submit text is Sept. 12. Selected participants will be notified by Sept. 19. …

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$15

Crossfade LAB with Carla Morrison and Natalie Diaz

October 27 // 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003 United States
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Please note: This event is not a concert The fifth edition of Crossfade Lab will stage an intimate conversation between acclaimed Arizona Mojave poet Natalie Diaz and two time Latin Grammy award-winning Mexican songwriter and musician (and former Phoenix local) Carla Morrison. Moderated by CALA Crossfade Lab co-curator and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Josh Kun, our evening will be an experimental mix of words and music, exploring the connections between themes central to both Diaz and Morrison: desire and love, land…

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