Storytelling

Annette McGivney: Pure Land

January 7th, 2018|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Storytelling Annette McGivney published Pure Land in October 2017, after 10 years of research, with Aquarius Press. Pure Land is the story of the most brutal murder in the history of Grand Canyon and how McGivney's quest to investigate the victim's life and death wound up guiding the [...]

Jim Cheff: Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater

January 7th, 2018|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Storytelling Jim Cheff is the creator, writer and producer of ‘Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater’ – Arizona’s only locally-produced radio adventure for kids. It’s heard every Saturday morning on Radio Sunnyside, 101.5 FM. Jim has written and recorded 35 half-hour ‘Mary Farfisa’ radio plays since its debut [...]

Breann Velasco: Todos Unidos

January 7th, 2018|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Storytelling The exhibition Todos Unido: The Hispanic Experience in Flagstaff, housed at the Pioneer Museum in Flagstaff, focuses on how Hispanic residents experienced Flagstaff from the 1880s to 1950s.  The exhibit also chronicles the achievements of Flagstaff’s Spanish-speaking residents. Todos Unidos is an opportunity to explore a wide [...]

Klee Benally: Power Lines

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling After eight years of preparation, Klee Benally’s first independent feature film, which is a crux of media activism, punk rock principles, principles, poetry and community, premiered May 21 at the Orpheum Theater. Power Lines is a coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who [...]

Jim Cheff: Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O65xVw2NFl8 Jim Cheff is the creator, writer and producer of “Mary Farfisa’s Outer Space Radio Theater” – Arizona’s only locally-produced radio adventure for kids. It’s heard every Saturday morning on Radio Sunnyside, 101.5 FM. Jim has written and recorded over twenty 35-minute “Mary Farfisa” plays since its debut [...]

Melissa Sevigny: Mythical River

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D9oL3HAvXw Melissa Sevigny cuts through the mirage in the way people view the landscape of the Colorado River Basin in this well-researched and timely exploration of the geology, ecology, history, practices, and politics of water in the American Southwest, offering a rich, detailed picture of the current [...]

Peter Friederici: A New Form of Beauty

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSC4oUf4T9M In A New Form of Beauty: Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change, writer Peter Friederici and photographer Peter Goin present Glen Canyon and Lake Powell as the quintessential example of the challenges of perceiving place in a new era of radical change. They tackle science from the [...]

Jim Simmerman: The Blood and the Bone and the Flesh of It All

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_usxkDTSVU The Blood and the Bone and the Flesh of It All is a book of poems by Jim Simmerman, published posthumously by Gorsky Press, Los Angeles, in 2016. During his lifetime, Jim Simmerman was the author of five poetry collections, American Children (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2005), [...]

Coconino Community College: 25th Anniversary Reading

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MHs6-Prr-M On October 7, 2016, Coconino Community College (CCC) hosted the 25th Anniversary Reading event. The purpose of this community event was to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the founding of CCC by showcasing student literature and art published in the college's student magazine, OnCourse, and featuring [...]

Lawrence Lenhart: The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage

January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHUriGONVfQ Lawrence Lenhart's first published book, The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage, was published by Outpost19, a national press from San Francisco, California. Five essays on pets—a dog, a bird, a tortoise, a ferret, and a chameleon—anchor this wild menagerie, exploring childhood spirituality, global positioning systems, wildlife conservation, and [...]

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