The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, November 18, starting at 6:00 p.m. in Tucson. This month the featured reader will be the author Christopher “Kit” McIlroy. Kit will be reading from his new story collection, Iceland. His previous collection, All My Relations, won the Flannery O’Connor Award. For 23 years he worked with the non-profit ArtsReach, which provided writing programs in Native American communities. Some of those experiences helped form his non-fiction book Here I Am a Writer. He currently serves as an author-in-residence for the Tucson Unified School District.
NWU Tucson Friday morning breakfasts will be on hiatus until December 20. Check back for dates. They take place at 9:00 a.m. at Laverna's Coffee Shop. The address is 220 S. Plumer, which is one block south of Broadway, on the west side of Plumer.