LITERATUREEvents This Week
BORDER BENEFIT. The Rialto Theater. 318 E. Congress St. Leslie Marmon Silko, Simon Ortiz, and Demetria Martinez speak in support of the Arizona Border Rights Project with a reading of recent works at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 24, followed by a booksigning. The event also features an exhibit of works by painter Adriana Gallego, winner of the Frontera Ford Siqueiros/Pollock Bi-National Painting Award. Tickets are $10 in advance at Antigone Books, The Book Mark, and Borders Books and Music; they're also available at the door. Call Derechos Humanos at 770-1373 for information.
ANIMORPHS CLUB. Barnes and Noble. 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. 742-6621. The club meets at 7 p.m. Monday, September 21, to discuss Animorphs 22: The Solution. September is officially Animorphs Trivia Month, so bring your own trivia questions and test your morphing knowledge. New members are always welcome. Call 742-6402 for information.
BOOKSIGNING. Barnes and Noble. 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. 742-6621. Arizona author and ASU history professor Stephen J. Pyne discusses and autographs his new book, How the Canyon Became Grand: A Short History, (Penguin, $23.95) at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19.
BOOKSIGNING. The Book Mark. 5001 E. Speedway. 881-6350.
Lydia Hiby signs her work, Conversations with Animals: Cherished
Messages and Memories as told by an Animal Communicator (New
Sage, $12.95), from 7 to
BOOKSIGNINGS. Clues Unlimited. 123 S. Eastbourne. 326-8533. Carolyn Wheat discusses and signs Sworn to Defend (Berkley, $22.95), from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, September 17. Margaret Coel discusses and signs The Story Teller (Berkley, $21.95), from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 19. At 4 p.m., Coel speaks on the pictorial ledger books used by Native American tribes to record their history, and displays facsimiles of original ledger books.
COMPUTERIZED CATALOG CLASSES. Wilmot Library. 530 N. Wilmot Road. Learn to use the Tucson Pima Public Library Infolynx on-line version of the card catalog at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, September 23 or September 30. Registration is required. Call 791-4627 for information and to register.
FIRST BOOK STORY TIME. Barnes and Noble. 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. 742-6621. The publishers of featured books at this monthly event make a donation to the national non-profit organization, First Book, which gives disadvantaged children new books of their own. This month's book is Come Along, Daisy, by Jane Simmons, and is featured at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 19.
MAIN LIBRARY BOOK CLUB. Main Library. 101 N. Stone Ave. 791-4393. Join the Main Library Book Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, September 17, for a discussion of A Spanish Lover, by Joanna Trollope.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. The Library Benevolent Association announces the forthcoming 1998 Southwest Poet anthology. Submit original poems (limit two) for consideration by Sunday, September 20. Send poems and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Library Benevolent Association, 2442 Cerillos Road, Suite 390, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY. Woods Memorial Branch Library. 3455 N. First Ave. The Jane Austen Society of North America, Southern Arizona Region, gets together from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 19, for "Janeite Jeopardy II" and a business meeting. Call Jean Kearns at 747-9319 for information.
POETRY READING. Arizona Ballroom, Student Union, UA Campus. W.S. Merwin, 1970 Pulitzer Prize-winner and recipient of a P.E.N. Translation Prize, a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets and the Bollingen Prize, among others, reads from his work at 8 p.m. Friday, September 18. A brief reception follows. Call 321-7760 for information.
WRITERS' GROUP MEMBERS WANTED. A small, ongoing writers' group with a relaxed format of checking-in, group writing exercises, reading and critique, seeks new members. Join them Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. No fees. Call 325-8447 for information.
WRITER/ARTIST WORKSHOPS. Three classes continue in September at the JCC and The Little Temple, 721 N. Second Ave., with award-winning writer/editor Amy Weintraub of Write/Review. Creating Creativity, for writers and artists and anyone who wants to jump-start their creative impulses, meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Polish to Publish meets from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays. Call 324-0840 for costs, registration and other information.
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