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July 2016
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When Writers Unite 2

07/30/16
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

When Writers Unite is excited to hold its second annual back to school drive/artist showcase! Artists and youth will come together to close the generational gap between adolescents in the community, and young adults who could artistically inspire them. This event is open to the public and safe for all ages! Please bring hygiene items, underclothing, and back to school items.

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Recrudescent: The Art of the Poster, 1980-2016.

07/29/16
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

A collection of posters by Nick Canterucci

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Memphis ZineFest 2016

07/29/16
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
story booth,
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Join us to see and purchase new zines created by community workshop participants, story booth workshop participants, and professional “zinesters” from Memphis and beyond!
Featured vendors (as of July 10)
Rickie & Aimee
Grrl Punch Magazine
Porceline Teeth Zines
WWW (Courtney & Adele)
Stuffed Animal
Eric C
WALLS DIVIDE PRESS
VENDORS WANTED!
We have about 10-15 table spaces for local vendors, please email Erica Qualy (ericaqualy@yahoo.com) to reserve your spot!

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Joseph Camp: Gravity Waves

07/28/16
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Inaugural solo exhibition by Joseph Camp

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Zine Workshop

07/25/16 – 07/29/16
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
story booth,
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

this workshop gives participants the chance to write(design/draw/collage, etc.) and self-publish an original “zine,” and then to display their work at our second-annual ZineFest on Friday, July 29, alongside the work of professional “zinesters” from Memphis and beyond. participants will develop and display their creative writing and art and design skills, and they’ll leave with a better understanding of the elements and power of DIY publishing. participants will also design a collaborative zine during the week, so that each participant ….

Andrea Morales, (Left) A community vigil for the victims of violence at Northside High School; (Right) Santaria, 12, in the studio

“Come As You Are” Free Portrait Days

07/24/16
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Crosstown Arts Studio Residency,
424 N. Cleveland - Back Entrance
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Studio resident Andrea Morales will host a series of portrait days at the “Daisy Curtain” Studio. Have your photograph made and take home a free print or digital file. Additional sessions will take place on Sunday, July 31 and August 7.

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Community Zine-Making Workshop

07/23/16
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
story booth,
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Don’t know what a “zine” is? Never made one before? Do you want to but just don’t have the means?
Learn a little about the history of zine making and zine culture. Meet other zine-sters in the Memphis area and get inspired!
Basic zine-making supplies will be provided, but if you can, please BYOScissors.
Free admission, all ages
Led by artist Erica S. Qualy

Would you like to volunteer your time or donate some of your old zine-making supplies? We need people ….

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Inside Outsiders

07/22/16
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crosstown Arts,
430 N. Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 6-9 pm ; On view Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 24, noon-6 pm

A collaborative exhibition sharing studio work by Paint Memphis mural artists

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Write Lab

07/20/16
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
story booth,
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

WRITE LAB is an opportunity for those who want to begin writing creatively, or for those who already are, who would like feedback on their work from peers and from a professional fiction writer, in a workshop setting. participants will learn how to give and receive constructive criticism on their written work, an essential and invaluable skill for any serious writer. participants must commit to at least one two-week block of time to participate. a book of all the critiqued ….

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Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock

07/19/16
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
story booth,
438 N. Cleveland St.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

Crosstown Arts and the Booksellers at Laurelwood present Visiting Writer Donald Ray Pollock upon the release of his newest  novel, The Heavenly Table.

From Donald Ray Pollock, author of the highly acclaimed The Devil All the Time and Knockemstiff, comes a dark, gritty, electrifying (and, disturbingly, weirdly funny) new novel that will solidify his place among the best contemporary American authors.
It is 1917, in that sliver of border land that divides Georgia from Alabama. Dispossessed farmer Pearl Jewett ….

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