Get Lit: The Excitement of Influence with Walonda Williams – Tickets – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ – November 7th, 2019

Get Lit: The Excitement of Influence with Walonda Williams
Presented by ASU's Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing

Get Lit: The Excitement of Influence with Walonda Williams

Valley Bar
Ages 21+

Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Every first Thursday at Valley Bar. Get Lit.

This month: Environment, inspiration, and influence with Walonda Williams

What pushes our writing to the next level? How does our artistic consumption affect our production? How can we create and maintain rich and fertile creative environments? How can we provide ourselves with the tools or opportunities we need?

Get Lit is Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Valley Bar in the Reading Room (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004).

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Please note: RSVPs are purely for the purposes of monitoring attendance, gauging interest, and communicating directions, logistics, and other information about the event. You do not have to register or RSVP to attend this event. Seating is first-come, first-served. Guests must be 21 or older. This event is open to the public and free.

Meet the Host

Proud to be a Phoenix resident for five years, Walonda Williams hails from Detroit, Michigan, where she graduated with a BFA in theater from Wayne State University. Williams recently completed her MBA, specializing in project management, from Strayer University. Through flash memoir, poetry, short stories and staged-plays, Williams provides an otherworldly perspective and employs organic process, unleashing the marginalized voice. She trusts that transformative writing can shift painful pasts into dynamic action.

About Get Lit

Inspired by 17th century salons—intimate, informal gatherings where people would come together to exchange literary and philosophical ideas under the roof of an educated host—Get Lit is a night of spirited conversation and literary culture every first Thursday at Valley Bar (130 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every month, a local writer, professor, or other member of the community speaks for three to five minutes on a topic of their choice before opening the conversation up to the room. While Get Lit is designed to be a fun, lively, and interactive space that centers participants rather than the speaker, there is no pressure or obligation for anyone to speak, and guests are welcome to sit quietly and observe the conversation if that's what they feel more comfortable doing. Individuals do not need to have any background or familiarity with the topic. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Venue Information:
Valley Bar
130 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85004