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Site will no longer be updated

Hi Everyone,

As the writing community in the Phoenix area has grown and flourished, I have personally moved in another direction.  I have stepped away from my other responsibilities in the community, and placed them in other capable hands.  This site is no longer a necessary tool to connect the disparate groups and projects together as I am no longer a community leader.  I do not have as easy access to the information that was so readily available to me before, and will no longer update the site.

I hope you found this a useful resource in the past, and wish the best in the future.

Best Regards.


Poetry Reading Events! February 1st, 2nd, and 5th

  • Spillers 3 Mon 2/1 at 8 pm at Crescent Ballroom (308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003) featuring Leah Newsom, Troy Farah, Patrick Michale Finn et al (fb event here)
  • Kim Kyung Ju Tue 2/2 at 6:30 pm at Valley Bar (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004), an internationally acclaimed poet from South Korea making his US debut, reading with translator Jake Levine (fb event here)
  • Terrance Hayes Fri 2/5 at 7 pm at the Phoenix Art Museum (1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) presented by the University of Arizona Poetry Center (fb event here)

Writing the Breakout Novel with Literary Agent Donald Maass – Saturday, May 14, 2016

Location: Stonecreek Golf Club, Phoenix, Az
Price: $99-$135
Website: http://desertsleuths.com/events/donald-maass-workshop

This full-day, hands-on workshop will help you hone your writing skills, regardless of your writing experience.

Maass details the elements that all breakout novels share—regardless of genre—and presents writing techniques that make books stand out and succeed in a crowded marketplace.

Learn to captivate readers, publishers, and editors, so that your work can break out of the pack and hit the bestseller’s list!

Hosted by Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter, this event is open to the public. Writers of all genres and levels are welcome.

Four Chambers and Eye Lounge – Ekphrastic Collaboration – Collaboration Submissions

(Please note – I am not Jake, nor am I affiliated with four chambers. -Webmaster 🙂
Hi everybody!
Four Chambers will be partnering with the downtown Phoenix contemporary art space and collective eye lounge to pair eleven local authors with their current members to produce original ekphrastic work for a show during Art Detour (opening March 18th, 2016) and, if you or anyone else you know might be interested–friends, partners, writers, teachers, students, peers, etc–please feel free to apply / pass along the attached information / send them our way.
Just let me know if you have any questions? Applying is basically as easy as sending us an e-mail, the deadline for applications is Wednesday December 9th. Hope you all have a happy holidays if you are into that sort of thing, looking forward to seeing everyone around soon!

Four Chambers is now available for purchase online

Four Chambers is now available for purchase online at http://fourchamberspress.com/order/issue01.

The price is $12 and includes 42 poems and 14 short stories from 49 authors (over 50% of whom are from Arizona).