The Other Voices Women’s Reading Series, organized by poet Liza Porter, has been a consistent monthly event for many years thanks in part to the dedication of Ms Porter and in part to the wealth of talented women writers in Southern Arizona. The event started as a poetry reading but has morphed into presenting female writers of all sorts and sometimes an occasional performance piece.
On Friday, August 14, at 7 p.m. you can hear readers Roz Spafford and Shawn Finn at Antigone Books, 411 North 4th Ave. The reading will be followed by an open mic and it’s important to arrive 15 minutes early if you’d like to sign up to read.
Roz Spafford‘s book Requiem won the 2008 Gell Poetry Prize. She has been a writer, teacher and activist for the last three decades. Until recently she taught writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and wrote book reviews and a newspaper column of media and cultural criticism, called Mediations. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Ms. Spafford grew up on a cattle ranch in northwestern Arizona and is currently living with her family and writing in Canada.
Shawn Finn is a feminist, a poet, and creative nonfiction writer. Her poetry explores personal experience, spirituality, the beauties of nature, and the faces of the Goddess. She has been published in Of a Like Mind and Sagewoman. She lives in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.