Major Events Calendar 2012



Summer/Fall 2012 (Selected)


May 4.  Friday. 

     “Imagery in Writing.”  Talk.  2:30-3:30.  Sedona Arts Center.

     Reading.  5:00-6:00.  Poets’ Corner, Sedona Arts Center.

     Sedona Arts Center.  Sedona , AZ.


May 31.  Friday.  7:00-8:00. 

     City of Phoenix.  “Creative Collaborations between Artists and Writers.”  ( 2 ) Talk.

     Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium.  Phoenix, AZ.


June 21.  Thursday.  Noon.

     Phoenix Public Library Summer Solstice Celebration.  Reading.

     Burton Barr Central Library, Great Reading Room.  Phoenix, AZ.



Spring 2012 (Selected)


March 10, 2012.  Tucson Festival of Books.  Time and place TBA.

March 28, 2012 (tentatively).  “Living Literature” celebrant.  Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus.  Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.



FALL /Late Summer 2011



April 21, 2011.

     Center for  Community Development and Civil Rights.

     Arizona State University, Downtown Campus.

     Talk: Amexica. (2)


June 21, 2011.

     “A Longing for the Light.” (2)  Benefit reading for Copper Canyon Press.

     Seattle, WA.


September 15, 2011: Thursday, 7:30 a.m.

     Victoria Foundation.  Second Annual Higher Education Awards.

     Ritz-Carlton Hotel.  Phoenix, AZ.

     Among 5 awards presented, the Victoria Foundation Alberto Ríos Outstanding Literary/

               Arts in Higher Education Award was presented to Stella Pope Duarte.  Sponsored

               by Raza Development Fund.


September 15, 2011.

     WordStrike. Phoenix leg of Arizona visit.

     Arizona Latin@ Arts & Cultural Center.  Phoenix, AZ.

     Presentation and host, including interview with CNN/Español.


September 24, 2011: Saturday, 9:00 a.m.

     South Mountain Community Library.  Grand opening. 

     Ríos featured in new public art installation, Passage.  (2)


October 5, 2011: Wednesday, 1:00-3:00.

     AVID Program

     Mesa High School.  Mesa, AZ.



October 15, 2011: Saturday, luncheon.

     Fifth Annual Mathematical Field of Dreams Conference.  ASU.  Tempe, AZ.

     Sponsored by The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences.

     Distinguished speaker.


October 19, 2011: Wednesday, 1:00-3:00.

     AVID Program

     Mesa High School.  Mesa, AZ.

     Writing workshop.


October 21, 2011.

     Westminster College.

     Salt Lake City, UT. 

     Reading, meeting with students and classes.


October 22, 2011.  Scheduled to run until November 6, 2011.

     Amexica: Tales from the Fourth World.  Premiere.  (2)  (3)

     New Carpa Theater Company.  Sponsored in part by CALA.

     Mesa Arts Center, Nesbitt Theater.  Tickets and Information.

     Original play co-written by James Garcia and Alberto Ríos.


October 29, 2011:  Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon.

     9th Annual Mesa Latino Town Hall.

     Presentation and discussion.


December 5, 2011: Monday, 7:45 p.m.

     Holiday Faculty Reading.

     Arizona State University.  Location TBA.




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