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Virtual Event – Sam Joyner and Francine Ringold

July 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Magic City Books is proud to welcome photographer Sam Joyner and poet Francine Ringold for a virtual event to celebrate their new collection of photography and poetry, The Way We See Now. This collection continues in the Greek tradition of “Ekphrastics” – poems inspired by works of art. 

“This exquisite book of Francine Ringold’s poetry inspired by Sam Joyner’s photographs is a delicious feast of words and imagery guaranteed to make you hunger for more. Together they offer new perspectives that inspire, evoke thought and encourage conversation.”  — Michael Wallis

This event will take place on the Zoom platform. You can register in advance for the event here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join on Monday, July 13.

Copies of The Way We See Now are available for purchase at Magic City Books or online at: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/the-way-we-see-now/152

SAM JOYNER is a retired United States Magistrate Judge in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition, he has been a professional photographer for the past thirty years, represented by M.A. Doran Gallery. Sam has studied with master photographers at the Ansel Adams Photography Workshop in Yosimite, California, the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport, Maine and other locales. His work has been shown in numerous exhibits, receiving awards including Best of Show and juror’s awards. He collaborated with writer Suzanne Wallis on the book Art Deco Tulsa and has also been published in Nimrod Literary Journal. See madorangallery.com to view other images.

FRANCINE RINGOLD was the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma 2003-2007 and a 2003 winner of the “Writers Who Make A Difference” award from Writers Magazine, and a Lifetime Award from the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. Her name is also synonymous in the minds of many with Nimrod, the international literary journal she edited and championed for over 47 years. Fran’s published work ranges from poems to plays to guides for creative writing including two Oklahoma Book Awards for volumes of poetry: The Trouble With Voices & Still Dancing: New & Selected Poems.


July 13, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Magic City Books
221 E. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States