The National Writers Union will be hosting a reading and open mic on Monday, April 15, starting at 6:00 p.m. in Tucson. This month, C.J. Shane will be the featured reader. C.J. is a visual artist and writer who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. She is the author of ten books: six nonfiction and two fiction. Her first novel, Desert Jade: A Letty Valdez Mystery (November 2017), was a finalist for 2018 Best Thriller-Suspense, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Her second Letty Valdez Mystery, Dragon’s Revenge, was published late in 2018. A third Letty Valdez Mystery, Daemon Waters, will be be available in August. Shane has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, academic reference librarian, and ESL teacher. She has traveled frequently, and she has lived and worked in Mexico and China. She has degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (B.J. journalism, history) and the University of Kentucky (M.S.L.S). Her website is at www.cjshane.com.
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.
The next NWU Tucson Friday morning breakfast will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019 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. See you there!