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The University Of Arizona Poetry Center - A Diamond In The Desert


 The University Of Arizona Poetry Center - A place were a writer can go...where a Poet can grow. 


As most writers know, especially Poets there aren't many dedicated outlets to the arts available in today's society. So for the University Of Arizona Poetry Center to even be in existence is a rarity in itself. A place were artist can go and learn. A place were the lost art of writing is still treasured by like minded individuals. Located on the campus of the University of Arizona in the Helen Schafer Building the Poetry Center promotes Poetic literature in every shape and form. Founded in 1960 by Ruth Walgreen Stephan a writer and philanthropist who began visiting Arizona in the 1930's the Poetry center has served the artistic needs of all ages ranging from K-12 and beyond.
     The center has resources of all kind to offer in relation to the arts. Open artistic programs such as readings, classes, contest, workshops and so much more. The perfect place for the writer a true goldmine of both information and resources all dedicated to serving the endless soul of Poetry. 
      Ironically one  of the best features about the center is the simple fact that it is a place were you can go and "sit and read". A quiet place were a life can be appreciated on a much more manageable level. A much appreciation for life as shown within the lines of poems written by poets. With so much going on in life sometimes it can be hard to find a quiet place to sit. The Poetry can is the exception. Designed to be a place, just a quiet place to sit and read a book. 
The Center Is Open Under The Hours Listed Below

The University of Arizona Poetry Center 

Hours Of Operation:

Monday   9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday   9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday   9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday   10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday   Closed

    The center is fully open accessible to anyone.  Anyone can walk in and actively participate in any of the numerous functions being offered such as the classes, workshops, discussions being offered. The center has something for everyone as it even host as wildly popular "Family Day" meant to urge family participation in the arts as well as encourage early involvement
       The Poetry Center fortunately always seems to have a full slate of events on hand. A great example is the January 30th reading by the well-renowned author Tan Lin. Lin author of more than 10 books will be making a personal appearance at the Poetry Center. Scheduled to read from his book followed by a Q & A session and  eventually concluding with book signings. A great opportunity to learn 1st hand valuable information directly from an established successful author like Tan Lyn.
       The Poetry Center offers countless opportunities to artist, writers that other wise just wouldn't be available. An atmosphere conducive to the arts. One were creating is encouraged. A place were creativity is encouraged. A great place were ALL artistic boundaries can be lifted and soul allowed to run free! The center is a place were like minded spirits can openly and freely connect and together experience the pure power of Poetry.
The center itself is officially housed in the Helen S. Schafer Building, a 17,500-foot Poetry epicenter located firmly on the campus of the University Of Arizona here in Tucson Arizona. The building itself adds a nice amount of contemporary architecture flair to the campus. Designed by the prestigious firm of Line & Space, LLC the building has worn several awards based on it's architecture.
   So this a call for any and all aspiring writers and poets to be sure and take advantage of the Poetry Center as resources such as this are soon to be extinct. Set aside a few hours to come down and see author Tan Lin in person. Ask a question, get a book signed buy something! Or whenever life just seems to be moving a little too fast, come into the Poetry Center and take a seat.

Contact Info:
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0150
520-626-5566 (FAX)

Barrett Jackson 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction - Scottsdale Arizona

Event: Barrett Jackson 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction

Date: January 12th-19th 2014
Place: Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

The Experience:  For the true car collector the Barrett Jackson auction is considered heaven. Hands down the worlds most famous car auction. Known for having the best collection of the world's fastest, rarest most exotic automobiles on the planet. Barret Jackson offer much more than a simple car auction.  It offers memories, the only place you can still see the car you drove through college in mint condition. The best thing about the Barrett Jackson auction is that nostalgia is free! And there's more than enough to go around. For the true collector to be in the company of like minded collectors for an entire week is all one could ask for in the automotive world.
   Much more than an auction it has become more of a family event with something over the week long bonanza for everyone. An annual gathering of the very best the automotive world has to offer on display here in Scottsdale. Besides the auction the Barret Jackson experience offers so many other benefits as well. A few are listed below.
Barret Jackson Night - Saturday January 11th from 3-6 p.m.a great meeting where there's a chance for the general public to purchase tickets at a discount as well as benefit from the free give-aways.
Opening Night - Monday January 13th features a on eof a kind performance by the legendary Bret Michaels! Also there will be a chance for everyone in attendance to bid on a premium ticket package for Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

  Each year the collection seems to get even more rare with one of a kind vehicles thought to be long extinct making surprise appearances on the block. Speaking of the block, this years Scottsdale collection is awesome with a nice variety from all classes going across the block many with no reserve!  This year marks the return of the coveted "Salon Collection" which features some of the worlds rarest and most expensive vehicles. Hand selected top-notch vehicles intended to sell to top-bidders on January 18th. Spectators, collectors and enthusiast alike have come from all over the world to watch as the collection crosses the block.
   Scottsdale being a family-oriented city has a host of activities for both you the collector, and the family. A great list of things to do in between auctions. The city is well known for many great places to eat along with beautiful mid west tourist attractions. Not to mention the weather is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Bring the family down and experience a nice neat little city situated here in the desert and get a chance to see (or bid on) some of the best automobiles ever created!

    The auction itself is always a nice even collection of masterpieces from all walks of life. Many of which is bound to stir a string of nostalgia from each of us. The epitome of transportation, would be the proper way to define a Barrett Jackson auction. Here is where you will see mans most creative automotive ideas, the absolute best ways ever created to get from Point A to B! I mean this is America, last I heard we still had a right to our favorite past-time, cruisin. 

   It is a well known fact that the automobile is in fact "man's best friend" replacing the dog in 1984! So make sure you grab a ticket and come down to Scottsdale and get a look at some these cars in person, many of which are more famous than their owners ever were.

For a complete list of events simply click on the link below...


Enjoy the show!