Storytelling

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

2019-01-01T05:33:16-07:00January 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), [...]

Lawrence Lenhart: The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage

2019-01-01T05:33:17-07:00January 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 [...]

Coconino Community College: 25th Anniversary Reading

2019-01-01T05:33:17-07:00January 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 [...]

Elizabeth Hellstern: Telepoem Booth

2019-01-01T05:36:44-07:00January 5th, 2017|Storytelling, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Storytelling The Telepoem Booth is a 1970s vintage telephone booth in which the public is invited to locate a verse listing in the Telepoem Book, “dial-a-poem” for free on the rotary phone, and listen to over 300 local, national and international poems located in the directory. The Flagstaff [...]

James Q Martin: Drawn

2019-01-01T05:37:44-07:00January 5th, 2016|Storytelling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI6Ey9bK5VQ Produced by James Q Martin and Timmy Trabon, Drawn is the story of one man’s tribute to a fallen ally, climbing-partner and friend that spans the globe. In Drawn, artist, rock-climber and dad Jeremy Collins takes viewers on an adventure that explores life and death from the perspective of a world traveler and climber. [...]

Ann Cummins and Linda Sutera: Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase

2019-01-01T05:37:48-07:00January 5th, 2016|Storytelling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fvLnOK6gyo Linda Sutera Since 2007, the Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase (NAPS), under the direction of Ann Cummins and Linda Sutera, has delighted Flagstaff theater-goers with annual staged readings of original 10-minute plays. Beginning as a small, local endeavor with the modest goal of giving regional writers a chance to submit their work to [...]

Kevin Schindler: The View from Mars Hill

2019-01-01T05:38:59-07:00January 5th, 2016|Storytelling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sCIwYVfvZg The View from Mars Hill is a newspaper column written by Kevin Schindler and published bi-weekly in Flagstaff's Arizona Daily Sun. Kevin began writing the column in 2003, and wrote it periodically until 2006. He began writing it again in 2013 on a bi-weekly basis. The topics are astronomy-themed and usually include some combination of [...]

Holt Hamilton: Legends From the Sky

2019-01-01T05:39:02-07:00January 5th, 2016|Storytelling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJdQ1L1ud-U Holt Hamilton, filmmaker, has made several films with Native American subject matter.  Legends From the Sky is a Native American science fiction thriller filmed on the Navajo and the Makah reservations. His film credits also include More Than Frybread, Blue Gap Boy'z and Turquoise Rose. Legends chronicles a Native American Veteran searching for his [...]

Judson McGehee: Clear Creek

2019-01-01T05:39:09-07:00January 5th, 2016|Storytelling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JNV-z9I3Q Judson McGehee has been a long-time writer in Flagstaff. He wrote Northland Nature, a column focusing on hiking and Northern Arizona nature in the Daily Sun, from 1976 to 1987. The essays were filled with sensory details, whimsy, and a deep love for the natural world. His essay collection, Clear Creek, which was published in November 2014 [...]

Justin Bigos: Fingerprints

2019-01-01T05:39:13-07:00January 5th, 2016|Storytelling|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBIKAVEp_Uw Justin Bigos is a writer, literary editor and critic living in Northern Arizona. Fingerprints is a somewhat experimental piece, comprised of a series of connected mini-stories of one to three paragraphs each. The story explores dysfunction and distance in one family, primarily between a father and son. Fingerprints was selected by T.C. Boyle for [...]

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