Community Workshop and Open Mic with Poets on the Rez
Join poets Roanna Shebala & Logan Phillips for an all ages interactive workshop with participants of Poets on the Rez at the San Carlos Campus of Gila Community College.
Founded in 2010, Poets on the Rez provides a friendly collaborative atmosphere for community members to get to know one another and provide an opportunity to share their gifts with the community.
Free open mic gathering which will feature art, music, and writing. Follow @AZhumanities on twitter to check out daily writing prompts for National Poetry Month!
ABOUT LOGAN PHILLIPS
Logan Phillips works to create new opportunities for the intersection of poetry and social justice in wider society. As a bilingual poet, performance artist and DJ he tours his art throughout the US, Latin America and beyond. Born and raised in Cochise County, Arizona to a family of Irish-Slavic ancestry, Phillips is the author of Sonoran Strange, his first full-length book of poems published by West End Press (Albuquerque). Working under the alias DJ Dirtyverbs, Phillips has been a resident DJ at Tucson’s Hotel Congress since 2012 and is organizer and host of El Tambó (“Best Danceparty,” Tucson Weekly). A seasoned arts educator, Phillips also co-directs the youth-centered arts and social justice organization Spoken Futures, Inc., whose programs include the Tucson Youth Poetry Slam and La Pilita Cultural Center in Tucson’s Barrio Viejo.
ABOUT ROANNA SHEBALA
Roanna Shebala, a Native American spoken word artist, of the Dine’ (Navajo) Tribe was born and raised on the Navajo Nation. Given the gift of storytelling from her father she combines story, poetry, and performance. Roanna constantly brings the voice of her heritage into her performance, and written work often treading into spaces where hearing native voices is unlikely. Roanna has been on four National Poetry Slam Teams, three time Women of the World Poetry Slam Representative. Individual of the World Poetry Slam Representative. She has been featured on Button Poetry, Indian Country News Today, published in various zines, and magazines such as Annick Press, Red Ink Magazine, out of Tucson, AZ, Wicked Banshee Press an online Women’s Publication, Suspect Press out of Denver Colorado. Performed at the Lincoln Center Out of Door, with La Casita in New York City, NY.