Benefit for the Tucson Poetry Festivalby Penelope Starr on Nov. 04, 2010, under Arts
This in from the Ocotillo Literary Endeavors, Inc. (dba Tucson Poetry Festival) press release:
Incredible Lineup in a Once-in-a-Lifetime Event!!! The theme is “gallery of the unexpected,” and will not be your average poetry event. Behind every set of doors, in different corners, and throughout the home there will be mini-performances on Saturday, November 20th at 7:30 p.m. at a beautiful private residence, 4133 E. Pima, Tucson, between Alvernon and Columbus.
Poets, performers and musicians including Logan Phillips, Maya Asher, Teresa Driver, DJ Transeo, Kelly Lewis, Heather Woodrich and many, many more bring never-before-seen multimedia performances/poems in a beautiful, private-backyard setting. There will be some exclusive seating available for an additional charge, which will be available on a first come first service basis. There will also be some donated art for sale, from local artists. Tickets will be 10 dollars, sold at the door.
The Tucson Poetry Festival has brought the biggest and brightest names in the literary world for almost 3 decades. Previous performers have included Czeslaw Milosz, Quincey Troupe, Allen Ginsberg, Patricia Smith and many more. As TPF puts together an eclectic lineup for its 29th year, we’ve decided to hold a huge bash for the city of Tucson to celebrate the amazing literary scene in our city that can support and has supported such an incredible event. There will be food, drinks, music, poetry, and multimedia presentations. This event will end with two live DJ’s, traveling from out of town to play an eclectic mix featuring dub bass. Come for the art, stay for the music and support our wonderful and local scene.
At this event, Logan Phillips will be showcasing his newest project “NoVOGRAFIAS: the poem before the pen” which will change how you think about spoken word and performance art. Heather Woodrich will be showcasing her film “Artifact” which has been release briefly at the Loft theater, this film is not available online. There will be two poems done in American Sign Language, with an English translation voiced. Other poets will be local, and will be utilizing the Festival’s theme for 2011 “Poetry in Action.” This event is being held to benefit the upcoming 29th Tucson Poetry Festival on April 1-3 2011!