Free Association Tomorrow, 15 July, 7 PM!

Special Summer Edition of Glendale Community College’s Free Association open mic poetry and prose series!

Jessica Standifird was a founding member of the West Valley’s Rorschach Poets Collective and the person who started the Free Association readings at GCC. She will be returning from Portland on Wednesday, July 15th with writers from her Northwest troupe, Blue Skirt Productions.

Blue Skirt Productions

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

hosted by Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College
(in Student Union room 104)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Blue Skirt Productions mission is to promote the work of creatives – writers, musicians, artists, etc., by presenting their works in a variety of outlets, including a website, publications, and live performances, and to offer support to artists through services such as editing, mentoring, coaching, lessons, and workshop opportunities. We encourage diversity, hard-hitting works and a strong sense of community.

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Free Association Wednesday, July 15th!

Special Summer Edition of Glendale Community College’s Free Association open mic poetry and prose series!

Jessica Standifird was a founding member of the West Valley’s Rorschach Poets Collective and the person who started the Free Association readings at GCC. She will be returning from Portland on Wednesday, July 15th with writers from her Northwest troupe, Blue Skirt Productions.

Blue Skirt Productions

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

hosted by Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College
(in Student Union room 104)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Blue Skirt Productions mission is to promote the work of creatives – writers, musicians, artists, etc., by presenting their works in a variety of outlets, including a website, publications, and live performances, and to offer support to artists through services such as editing, mentoring, coaching, lessons, and workshop opportunities. We encourage diversity, hard-hitting works and a strong sense of community.

Special Summer Edition of Glendale Community College’s Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series Wednesday, July 15th!

Special Summer Edition of Glendale Community College’s Free Association open mic poetry and prose series!

Jessica Standifird was a founding member of the West Valley’s Rorschach Poets Collective and the person who started the Free Association readings at GCC. She will be returning from Portland on Wednesday, July 15th with writers from her Northwest troupe, Blue Skirt Productions.

Blue Skirt Productions

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

hosted by Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College
(in Student Union room 104)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Blue Skirt Productions mission is to promote the work of creatives – writers, musicians, artists, etc., by presenting their works in a variety of outlets, including a website, publications, and live performances, and to offer support to artists through services such as editing, mentoring, coaching, lessons, and workshop opportunities. We encourage diversity, hard-hitting works and a strong sense of community.

Free Association Tonight! MA-142! 7 PM!

/*** Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series***/

featuring Alexander Andrews
Wednesday April 15th, MA-142In Shadowed Bliss Barnes and Noble flyer

at Glendale Community College
FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm
Alexander Andrews received his B.A. in 1995 and quickly followed up with the addition of an M.A. in 1997. He is currently a professor of English and Humanities at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. He is an honorary Phi Theta Kappa member and serves as the Honors Programs Director.As a culturally diverse individual with African American, Native American, and European ancestry, Andrews is actively involved in advocating for and emphasizing the perspectives of underrepresented groups in the U.S., abroad, and on campus.. In 2009 he received the Student Advocate Award for Excellence for his exemplary contributions to students and the community.

hosted by the Glendale Community College English Department and Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College (in the Math Building room MA-142)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Main Campus map (.pdf)

 

Free Association Wednesday, 7 PM, MA-142! CRW Workshop Saturday, 9 AM, LA-141!

APRIL CREATIVE WRITING EVENTS

/*** Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series***/

featuring Alexander Andrews
Wednesday April 15th, MA-142In Shadowed Bliss Barnes and Noble flyer

at Glendale Community College
FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm
Alexander Andrews received his B.A. in 1995 and quickly followed up with the addition of an M.A. in 1997. He is currently a professor of English and Humanities at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, AZ. He is an honorary Phi Theta Kappa member and serves as the Honors Programs Director.As a culturally diverse individual with African American, Native American, and European ancestry, Andrews is actively involved in advocating for and emphasizing the perspectives of underrepresented groups in the U.S., abroad, and on campus.. In 2009 he received the Student Advocate Award for Excellence for his exemplary contributions to students and the community.

hosted by the Glendale Community College English Department and Shawnte Orion

Glendale Community College (in the Math Building room MA-142)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

Main Campus map (.pdf)

/***CRW Saturday Workshops***/

The CRW Saturday Workshop Series continues in Spring 2015 with more exciting workshops. All workshops take place in LA-141 at GCC Main from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM unless otherwise advertised. Light refreshments are provided.

* 18 April 2015 – “Using Poetry to Capture Place,” presented by Kimberly Mathes, GCC Faculty and Poet. (LA-141)

kimberley_mathes_GCC

Kimberly Mathes is the 2012 Bright Harvest Prize Winner for poetry. She has a B.A. in English with a concentration in creating writing from Wayne State University and a M.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University. She is now finishing the final year of her MFA program in Creative Writing with the University of Texas El Paso. After living for over a decade in the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Kimberly now resides in Phoenix.

She is Residential Faculty in Composition and Creative Writing at Glendale Community College and spends time chasing poems and Arizona sunsets on her Harley.

Some of her poems and an interview with the contemporary writer, James E. Cherry, can be found at this link:
http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/kimberlymathes.html

 

 

Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series This Wednesday, 25 March, 7 PM, SU-104!

/*** Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series***/

Featuring Four Chambers Press

Wednesday, March 25th, SU-104
at Glendale Community College

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

Four Chambers (founded June 2013) is an independent community literary magazine based in Phoenix, AZ whose mission is to give greater visibility to the literary arts and encourage their larger participation in the cultural scene. We don’t have a specific aesthetic or agenda. We publish work from authors who are established, emerging, unknown, simply uninterested, or don’t even think of themselves as authors in the first place. We are vague in our descriptions. We like doing things. We organize relatively non-traditional events and readings that help bring people together, collaborate with other artistic disciplines and work towards the creation of a meaningful and relevant public art.

4C home page

http://fourchamberspress.com/

Hosted by Shawnte Orion and the Glendale Community College English Department.

Main Campus map (.pdf)

Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series Tonight, Wednesday, 7 PM, SU-104!

Free Association Open Mic Poetry Series
featuring Neil Gearns & Heather Smith-Gearns

Wednesday, January 21st, SU-104
at Glendale Community College

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

hosted by Shawnte Orion and the Glendale Community College English Department

Glendale Community College (in Student Union room 104)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

For more information, contact Laura White, CRW Coordinator at 623.845.4197 or laura.white@gccaz.edu.

Campus Map for where to PARK and where to find the Student Union:

FREE ASSOCIATION OPEN MIC POETRY AND PROSE SERIES January 21st, 7 PM, SU 104!

Free Association Open Mic Poetry Series
featuring Neil Gearns & Heather Smith-Gearns

Wednesday, January 21st
at Glendale Community College

FREE and open to the public
open mic starts at 7pm

hosted by Shawnte Orion and the Glendale Community College English Department

Glendale Community College (in Student Union room 104)
6000 W. Olive Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85302

For more information, contact Laura White, CRW Coordinator at 623.845.4197 or laura.white@gccaz.edu.

Campus Map for where to PARK and where to find the Student Union:

Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series, 15 October, 7:00 p.m.!

Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose Series
                                      Wednesday, October 15th at Glendale Community College (Student Union Room 104)  Featuring our talented GCC student writers!

Along with the open mic portion at 7:00 p.m., the evening will celebrate student writers whose work will appear in the 2013-2014 Traveler, GCC’s award-winning arts and literary journal.

The Traveler is a student creative arts magazine produced annually since 1968 by the English and Art Departments of Glendale Community College.

The event is FREE, uncensored, and open to the public.  Open mic starts at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The English Department at GCC is sponsoring the event as part of its continuing series Free Association Open Mic Poetry and Prose.

The event will be hosted by Shawnte Orion, Free Association Host and Poet, and John Ventola, GCC CRW/English Faculty, GCC Coordinator for Traveler, and Poet.

For more information, contact Laura White at laura.white@gccaz.edu.

Glendale Community College (in Student Union room 104)                                                6000 W. Olive Ave.                                                                                                                   Glendale, AZ 85302                                                                                                                    Campus Map for where to PARK and where to find the Student Union: http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2016/freemap.jpg