Featured on the August 3rd, 2023 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:
- In August, the Tucson Jewish Museum and Holocaust Center is launching a new season of events and exhibitions. Mark talks with Executive Director Lori Shepherd and Programming & Education Director Ori Tsameret about what to expect.
- From Archive Tucson, Barbara Elfbrandt shares her recollection about the beginnings of the peace movement in Tucson, and what it meant to protest businesses that practiced discrimination in the early 1960s.
- Linda D. Addison is a Tucson-based poet and author. She is also the first African American to win the Bram Stoker Award, the top achievement for a writer of horror, an honor she has now received five times. Mark talks with Linda Addison about her approach to crafting tales from darkness and light. A new dark sonnet from Linda Addison titled "Not From My Heart Do I Your Judgement Pluck" is featured in "Shakespeare Unleashed" edited by James Aquilone.
- And, the Tucson non-profit Literacy Connects sponsors a group of performers and musicians called “Stories That Soar!”. They help young writers realize the power and potential of bringing their stories to life, for the stage, video, and radio. We are now presenting these stories on the first Thursday of every month here on Arizona Spotlight.
This time, listen to the musical tale of "Andrew the Rapper", a 5th grade student with the goal of inspiring others with his skills. But, like every young musician, he needs to overcome barriers and prove himself while staying true to his values. "Andrew the Rapper" was written by a 5th grader, with music performed and produced by TheCurrentLuke, a member of the team at Stories That Soar!
Aspiring student-age writers can submit their stories to The Magic Box Story Portal now!
Webpage by Leah Britton.