Sealed with a Commission (SWAC)

Today I'll spend the day in Glendale attending the 31st Southwest Arts Conference (SWAC), a gathering of artists, arts leaders, and arts administrators from across the state.

SWAC always has an interesting agenda; last year, Cheech Marin provided the keynote and discussed pieces in his collection of Latino/Latina art, the largest collection in America.

This year the conference will feature a reading by Eva Valencia, ASU MFA Alum and wonderful person, and Frances Sjoberg, Literature Director for the University of Arizona Poetry Center and wonderful person. I'm eager to hear their work!

As conference season begins, this is a nice home-spun way to begin.

See you in NYC.


  1. Yes, you WILL see me in NYC! :)

  2. Frances is a wonderful reader: enjoy! And stop by the Terrain.org table at AWP to say howdy if you get the chance.