Edge 49: a Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers
w/Annie Guthrie, Lisa Levine and Karen Rigby
Curator: Melissa Buckheit
Melissa Buckheit's Bio
A note from the curator: I have often wanted to listen to authors who are in the same place in their career as myself--emerging, published in journals, with a chapbook and/or a first full-length book, still growing but full of passion, new ideas, and an edge. But there is often infrequent opportunity for this; in fact, I have often felt disappointed in the lack, that such an open community might often be circumscribed in its literary programming. Additionally, featuring emerging writers engages other young as well as established writers, to support, frequent and attend Casa Libre and other writing events. This cycle creates the foundation for a writing community which self-generates, remains true, open, and allows many voices the opportunity for visibility and being heard. I want Tucson to be an artistic community which includes and features many voices and peoples. Literature is the province of communication, but also reflectivity, the reflection and representation of all our narratives and of new narratives and ideas, voices which are challenging and also challenge us.
Wednesday, November 28
Suggested Donation: $5
Come to Edge: A Reading Series of Emerging and Younger Writers. Edge is a series of local and national writers and cross-genre artists, emphasizing diversity of narrative, identity and literary source. Its purpose is to create community, visibility and voice for emerging and younger writers. Broadsheets of the authors' work will accompany each reading. Books and journals will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. Refreshments will be available after the reading.
Annie Guthrie is a writer and jeweler living in Tucson. She works and teaches at the UA Poetry Center. She has work published or forthcoming in Tarpaulin Sky, Ploughshares, Fairy Tale Review, HNGMAN, The Destroyer, RealPoetik, Everyday Genius, Omniverse, The Volta, Spiral Orb, 1913, A Journal of Forms, and more.
Editorial intern at Kore Press, Lisa Levine just received her MFA in fiction from the University of Arizona, where she read and wrote for Sonora Review. Her poetry, book and music reviews have appeared in Zocalo, the Downtown Tucsonan, and others, and her storytelling has been featured at Fray Day 8 and the Odyssey Series. Lisa teaches at Pima Community College while working on a short story collection titled And Yet I Can Love Each Equally. Her stories are about human nature, but she is not – this summer, she solo-climbed Mt. Humphries, Mt. Kimball, and Mt. Wrightson.
Karen Rigby is the author of Chinoiserie (2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, Ahsahta Press, 2012). Awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, she has published poems in Washington Square, Meridian, Field, and other journals. She is one of the founding editors of Cerise Press.
Next Edge Reading will be held in January 2013.
Past Edge Readings: