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The Rancho Linda Vista artists community is a pioneer in the emergence of Arizona’s vibrant arts scene.
Over the years many poets of note have spent time here—writing, giving public readings, exploring the desert, sharing ideas and collaborating with resident artists.


Writing Intensive with William Pitt Root & Pamela Uschuk

This May, RLV was was honored to have award-winning writers and editors, William Pitt Root and Pamela Uschuk lead its inaugural week-long poetry intensive.

Attended by poets from around the country, "Telling Lives" was an inspirational mixed genre, hands-on, generative writing intensive that focused on weaving poetry and lyric prose to create memoir.

At the conclusion, participating poets launched RLV’s 50th Anniversary Memorial Weekend Celebration with a reading of their works.

In addition to Bill and Pam, attendees included Whitney Judd, Mark Lee, Elizabeth Hellstern, Dave Ryan, Teri Hairston, Susan Foster, Mary Jane White, Jane Hipkins Sobie and Larry Griffin (pictured below).

Given the wonderful success of this year’s poetry intensive, we look forward to hosting another in 2019. Check back in the coming weeks for details.