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Monday Readings

The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, June 20, starting at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held both in person and on Zoom (email nwutucson@yahoo.com for Zoom link).

Our featured reader this month will be Patrick Whitehurst. Patrick writes both fiction and nonfiction, the former of which includes the books “Haunted Monterey County” and “Murder and Mayhem in Tucson.” His works range from nonfiction to thriller fiction reminiscent of Tales from the Crypt. Patrick’s writing can be found in Punk Noir, Shotgun Honey, Pulp Modern, Hoosier Noir, and Switchblade Magazine. He’s been featured in the anthologies “Bitter Chills,” “Wild Violence,” and elsewhere. He'll be reading from select portions of "Murder and Mayhem in Tucson" on Monday.

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

The meeting will be held at the Pima Area Labor Federation Office at 5630 E Pima St. in Tucson, which is a block east of Craycroft Road (Pima is between Grant and Speedway). It is on the south side of the street and ample parking is available both behind the building and on its east side. There is also limited parking directly in front of the building. 

Friday Morning Breakfasts

NWU Tucson Friday morning breakfasts will be on hiatus until further notice. 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 nwutucson@yahoo.com to confirm the date and location of the next meeting.