Events

April 28th, 2018
Family Day is a day of workshops, music, activities, and refreshments just for kids ages 0 to 13 and their parents and guardians. It’s free and open to the public, and is a great way to engage with your child through reading, writing, play, and dance.
April 26th, 2018
Established in 1978, Persona is the University of Arizona’s undergraduate literary journal. Contributors to Persona read at this celebration of the new issue.
April 25th, 2018
The Poetry Center is proud to present Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, who will read from her work. After the reading, there will be a short Q&A and a book signing. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson credits her love of books to her late parents, who faithfully read to her every night.  Through her work she hopes to give young people some of what her parents gave her -- opportunities to grow through story. Her... Read more
April 19th, 2018
The UA Prose Series celebrates 2017-18 first books by recent UA MFA graduates Francisco Cantú (2016), Thomas Mira y Lopez (2014), and Sylvia Chan (2014). Cantú’s debut book is The Line Becomes a River, Mira y Lopez’s The Book of Resting Places, and Chan’s We Remain Traditional (Center for Literary Publishing). UA Prose Series readings are co-sponsored by the UA College of Social &... Read more
April 5th, 2018
Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. She will read from her work, followed by a Q & A.    
March 24th, 2018
Family Day is a day of workshops, music, activities, and refreshments just for kids ages 0 to 13 and their parents and guardians. It’s free and open to the public, and is a great way to engage with your child through reading, writing, play, and dance.    
March 22nd, 2018
The Poetry Center is proud to present Sawako Nakayasu as our annual Hannelore Quander-Rattee Works-in-Translation reader. Nakayasu is a transnational poet, translator, and occasional performance artist. She is co-editor of A Transpacific Poetics, and is the recipient of a 2016 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation for her translations of Japanese avant-garde poet Chika Sagawa. Her newest... Read more
March 15th, 2018
Stephanie (also Stephen and Steph) Burt is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Advice from the Lights, and several critical collections of critical works, including Close Calls with Nonsense, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She visits the UA Poetry Center to deliver a hybrid reading and talk around the 2018 Poetry Coalition theme of “The Body... Read more
March 10th, 2018
Calling all readers, the 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books returns to the University of Arizona campus on March 10 and 11, 2018. 
March 1st, 2018
Alec Finlay is an artist and poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms. Finlay has published more than 40 books and has won six Scottish Design Awards. Recent publications include minnmouth (2017), A Variety of Cultures (2016), ebban an’ flowan (2015), and a better tale to tell (2015). This reading is presented in conjunction with Finlay’s retrospective exhibit, Correspondences:... Read more

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