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Commemorating the 4th anniversary of Jan. 8, 2011

The University of Arizona Poetry Center will present a Jan. 8 memorial reading from 7 to 8 p.m., to witness, remember, and commemorate the 4th anniversary of Jan. 8, 2011, when a gunman killed six people and wounded 13 others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, outside a Tucson Safeway store.

In the weeks immediately following Jan. 8, 2011, Kore Press sent out a call for responses from the Tucson writing community. Various selections from that community outpouring and from Tucson’s January 8 Memorial Foundation will be shared by the authors. Four years later, the time capsule of language and feeling, the archives of poems and flowers will be opened and shared, as we look back into where we were, where we are, and where we are going.

Readers will include former Congressman Ron Barber, Tucson Poet Laureate Rebecca Seiferle, Lisa Bowden of Kore Press, Logan Phillips, TC Tolbert, Kimi Eisele, Samuel Ace, Tommaso Cioni, Brook Michalik and others.