Lecture to focus on 'place' in writing

<p>The Deer Valley Rock Art Center, an archaeology museum located in northwest Phoenix, is pleased to invite you to a cool lecture on a hot day: “Place Matters: In Storytelling and Writing,” Saturday, May 9 from 1-2 p.m. at the Deer Valley Rock Art Center.</p><separator></separator><p>Jack Boyd, author of “Mary Wallace Roanhorse,” will read excerpts from his book and illustrate how place matters to his novel’s main character and to the writer telling her story. The lecture will include a discussion about how places influence how we tell our own stories.</p><separator></separator><p>This event is free and open to the public.</p><separator></separator><p>The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a 1/4-mile trail to view more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 800 and 5,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and it is a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard! The Center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country at Arizona State University and is a Phoenix Point of Pride. DVRAC is located at 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, two blocks west of 35th Avenue.</p><separator></separator><p>For more details, please call (623) 582-8007 or visit: <a href="http://www.dvrac.asu.edu">www.dvrac.asu.edu</a>.</p&gt;