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Author + Talks

Dr. Warren H. Stewart Author + Talk, 2016

Dr. Warren H. Stewart Author + Talk, 2016

Author + Talks provide opportunities for lively discussions with local and national authors on a variety of humanities topics and subjects. These programs are free and encourage an environment of learning, reflection, and conversation. Author + Talks can occur anywhere throughout the state but are most often hosted at the Ellis-Shackelford House, home of Arizona Humanities. 

Questions?

Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager

602-257-0335 x26 or ehutchison@azhumanities.org.

Upcoming Author + Talks

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Rashad Shabazz Spatializing Blackness book imageOctober 13, 2016
Dr. Rashad Shabazz

The Future of Cities, Geography, & Race

Dr. Rashad’s book: Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Join Dr. Rashad Shabazz for his talk, The Future of Cities, Geography, & Race. Drawing from Dr. Rashad’s book, Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago, explore the history of confinement, policing, surveillance, urban planning, and incarceration of African American communities on the city’s South Side.

5:30-6:30pm – Small group discussion (limited to 12 RSVPs)
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Reading and Q&A

Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave – Phoenix, AZ 85004

Free event! Light refreshments included.

RSVP to Ellie Hutchison, Programs Manager at ehutchison@azhumanities.org.

Past Authors Nights

2015-2016

Robert Isenberg – June 7

Meredith Whiteley – May 20

Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. – January 21

Truth B. Told – December 5

CLEAR TO LIFT cover for hardbackTuesday, August 23, 2016
Anne A. Wilson

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave - Phoenix, AZ 85004

Explore stories of adventure, danger, love, and self-discovery with Phoenix author Anne A. Wilson. Using her experiences from the United States Naval Academy and serving nine years as an active duty navy helicopter pilot, Wilson will talk about her two books, Hover and Clear to Lift. Anne’s debut novel, Hover, was published in June 2015. Her second novel, Clear to Lift, was released in July 2016. 

RSVP at https://authortalksanneawilson.eventbrite.com

Anne A. Wilson's Bio

Anne Wilson 2016 400x265Anne A. Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from the United States  Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in ocean engineering and served nine years as an active duty navy helicopter pilot. While stationed at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, she flew the H-46 Sea Knight helicopter, making two Western Pacific deployments and numerous short deployments. After three years of sea duty, she moved inland to Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, where she flew search and rescue with the H-1 Huey helicopter and is credited with 31 lives saved. The Naval Helicopter Association named Anne and her crew Helicopter Aircrew of the Year, an award for search and rescue. Following her military service, she worked at Intel Corporation as an Operations Manager in a semi-conductor fabrication facility in Portland, Oregon. Currently, Anne and her husband own a triathlon coaching company, Camelback Coaching, now in its thirteenth year of business. She specializes in teaching adults how to swim. Anne’s debut  novel, Hover, was published in June 2015. Her second novel, Clear to Lift, is scheduled for release in July 2016. Anne lives with her husband and two sons in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Read more about Anne at http://www.anneawilson.com/.

elsie szecsy nurse cadet corps bookThursday, September 15, 2016
Elsie M. Szecsy, Ed.D.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave - Phoenix, AZ 85004

July 1, 2018, marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, an innovation for its time that addressed a healthcare crisis during World War II and improved nurse education across the United States. Learn about Cadet Nurses participating at hospital schools of nursing in Arizona. Hear author Elsie Szecsy talk about her research and her new book, The Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona: A History of Service.

RSVP at https://authortalkselsieszecsy.eventbrite.com

Elsie Szecsy's Bio

Szecsy, ElsieElsie Szecsy is an Academic Professional Emeritus at Arizona State University, where she investigated educational access and excellence in the U.S. Desert Southwest-Northern Mexico region. Now retired, her focus is on research about and with Cadet Nurses. Among her publications are The Cadet Nurse Corps in Arizona: A History of Service. She also curates the uscadetnurse.org website. Click here to read more about Elsie’s book.