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Monday Readings

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.

The open mic is for spoken word only, but is open to all forms of spoken word (fiction, essays, poetry, articles, polemics, etc.). So bring something to read!

The event will be held at the AFSCME/SEIU Union Hall at 877 S. Alvernon Way in Tucson. The building is on the east side of the street (opposite the Randolph Park golf range) and is a couple of blocks north of 22nd Street. There is ample parking. The room is on the first floor and we will have signs up to point the way.
Friday Morning Breakfasts

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.

Steering Committee
Our elected Steering Committee members are Co-Chairs Keith Bagwell and Barbara Wright; Secretary Alice Whittenburg; and Events Coordinator Greg Evans. The Steering Committee usually meets on the first Monday of each month. Contact us at to confirm the date and location of the next meeting.