By Amy Dalness
Ridiculously Short Fiction
In case you didn't catch the announcement last week, the Alibi's Ridiculously Short Fiction Contest winners will be featured in next week's issue (June 26-July 2) instead of the one in your paws. We thank everyone who entered this year's contest—which was fiercely hard to judge, you silver-penned wordsmiths—and understand that waiting isn’t the fun part. We promise it will be worth the extra week of anticipation. Get those reading chairs ready.
Courtesy of Frederick Swiftbird
Mostly True: Tales from the Rails
Organizer inspired by the tragedy of a famed graffiti writer; and Verb Collective closes
By Marisa Demarco
Kids all over the country have seen Diar's work rolling down the tracks of their train yards, says Frederick Swiftbird. "Being prolific, he's painted thousands of trains, whole cars, full cars," he says.
Zygote Pro-Creations, Inc.
The Seven: Something Left Unsaid
Ten minutes to make an impression
By Simon McCormack
The assignment isn't easy: Create a coherent, fully developed play adhering to a theme and lasting only 10 minutes. The task is challenging, but the Fusion Theatre Company got scripts from more than 400 people who wanted to try anyway.
A Lens Through a Lens
A conversation with Marianne Wiggins
By Lisa Lenard-Cook
In her novel The Shadow Catcher, just released in paperback, Marianne Wiggins echoes themes from her earlier work with the keen eye and sure hand of a writer at the peak of her powers. A National Book Award- and Pulitzer-finalist, Wiggins uses the enigmatic life of photographer Edward Curtis as a springboard for a layered exploration of such timeless themes as the collision of legend and reality, the intangible lure of the solitary landscape of the American West, and the complex emotional dances between fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and writers and their subjects. Blending historical biography with personal narrative, Wiggins examines how time, distance, memory and desire can alter the truth.
Southwest Burlesque Pre Party! Featuring Bunny Galore
By Renée Chavez
The best burlesque dancers of the Southwest perform for the weekend.
A solo electric performance and book/CD signing event by the creator/host of the nationally syndicated The Grateful Dead Hour and the host of Sirius XM's Tales From The Golden Road.
The Fine Art Tapestries of Donna Loraine Contractor at Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts
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