Five Must-Attend Lectures in Phoenix This February
You. You think you're sooo smart. Know what, genius? So are a bunch of other folks in town. Take in their theories as they pontificate on such subjects as superheros, hiking, and UFOs this February. It's mind-expanding stuff, and it needs to be penciled in the ol' planner.
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"Superheros in Narrative: Comics Come of Age in Print and Film" @ ASU Polytechnic
Considering we blocked out a recent Tuesday and devoted it entirely to the superheros edition of PBS' Pioneers of Television, we're not in any place to call Teague von Bohlen a nerd. This being stated, the descriptor's fairly fitting, given the novelist and UC Denver creative writing assistant professor will discuss comic book characters in an upcoming lecture.
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During "Superheros in Narrative: Comics Come of Age in Print and Film," von Bohlen will outline how heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman have changed when presented in different media. ASU's online literary mag, Superstition Review, presents the free talk on Wednesday, February 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Cooley Ballroom A at the Polytechnic campus.
"The Creaky Knees Guide to Arizona" @ REI Tempe
In celebration of Arizona's 101st birthday, hiker and author Bruce Grubbs will dish on his favorite trails around the state. Snag a few tips during his talk at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, at REI Tempe. He'll sign his book The Creaky Knees Guide Arizona: The 80 Best Easy Hikes. Admission is free.