University of Arizona Campus  •  March 11 - 12, 2017  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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Joni Wallace


Joni Wallace is the author of two books of poetry and a chapbook: "Kingdom Come Radio Show," Barrow Street Press NYC, 2016, finalist for the Colorado Prize, the Besmilr Brigham Award, Word Works’ Washington Prize, and AROHO’s To the Lighthouse Award; "Blinking Ephemeral Valentine," Four Way Books, 2011, winner of the Levis Prize; "Red Shift," Kore Press, 2001, which garnered a fellowship from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her poetry has been featured by the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Society of America and appears in journals such as Boston Review, Conduit, Connotations Press, The Volta, West Branch Wired, and Crazyhorse.

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Scheduled events:
Reading with Karen Brennan
Karen Brennan, Ph.D., is the author of seven books of varying genres including her most recent collection "Monsters."

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Karen Brennan
Moderator: Joni Wallace
Nobody Rich or Famous
Shelton discusses the art of the memoir, teaching, and the role of the writer as social advocate with poet-lawyer Wallace, who helped him grow the poetry workshop program in local prisons.

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Richard Shelton
Moderator: Joni Wallace
Poetry Reading with Patricia Murphy and Joni Wallace
May Swenson Award winner Patricia Collen Murphy reads from her latest collection, “Hemming Flames,” with Colorado Prize finalist Joni Wallace, who reads from her most recent book, “Kingdom Come Radio Show.”

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Patricia Murphy, Joni Wallace
Moderator: Stacey Richter
Poetry Reading with Monica Youn
Wallace Stegner Fellow, Witter Bynner Fellow, and National Book Award 2010 finalist Monica Youn reads from her latest collection of poetry, “Blackacre,” which was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award.

Student Union Kiva (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Poetry
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union Kiva (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Monica Youn
Moderator: Joni Wallace

Books:
Kingdom Come Radio Show
Poetry
Barrow Street Press
October 2016
ISBN 9780997318418
$16.95, INSTORE
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Blinking Ephemeral Valentine
Poetry
Four Way Books
October 2011
ISBN 9781935536093
Paperback, 57 pages
$15.95, INSTORE
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This collection seeks to resuscitate the concept of love amid modern-day landscapes that undercut the possibilities of genuine emotion

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