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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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cover-jpegWednesday, November 2, 2016
Jan Krulick-Belin

Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Free event! Light refreshments included.

After inheriting a box of 100 love letters written by her father to her mother during World War II, Jan Krulick-Belin set out on a five-year journey to discover the father that died of cancer in the fall of 1960 when she was just 6 years old. All her life, she struggled to keep Bill Krulick’s memory alive, but her mother kept most details of their married life private, unable – or unwilling – to share them. Listen to author Jan Krulick-Belin share her story of determination, love, family and the unbreakable bond between fathers and daughters. To learn more about her book, Love, Bill: Finding My Father through Letters from World War II, visit www.jankrulick.com.

Seating is limited - RSVP at http://authortalkjankrulickbelin.eventbrite.com or call 602-257-0335.

About Jan Krulick-Belin

Jan Krulick-Belin has more than four decades of experience as a museum and art consultant, and art and jewelry historian. She has served at institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Corcoran Gallery of Art. She retired as director of education at the Phoenix Art Museum but continues to lecture and consult, and serves as guest curator at the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum in Phoenix. The New York native has a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University. She and her husband, Jim, live in Phoenix.

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

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.

Click here to buy Dr. Shabazz's book on amazon.

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

About Dr. Rashad Shabazz

Dr. Rashad Shabazz is an Associate Professor with the ASU School of Social Transformation. Dr. Rashad Shabazz’s academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies. His research explores how race, sexuality and gender are informed by geography. His most recent work (Spatializing Blackness, University of Illinois Press, 2015) examines how carceral power within the geographies of Black Chicagoans shaped urban planning, housing policy, policing practices, gang formation, high incarceration rates, masculinity and health. Shabazz’s scholarship has appeared in Souls, The Spatial-Justice Journal,ACME, Gender, Place and Culture and Occasions and he has also published several book chapters and book reviews.  He is currently working on two projects: the first examines how Black people use public spaces to negotiate and perform race, gender and sexual identity as well as to express political or cultural identity. The second project uncovers the role Black musicians in Minneapolis played in giving rise to “the Minneapolis sound”. 

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.