Readings and workshops: Upcoming

Crystal River Elementary School Poetry Workshop: Friday, September 9th

City Silhouettes Writers and Artists Showcase. Tattered Cover Colfax. Saturday September 10th, 6 p.m.

Castle Rock Writers Conference 2022: Friday September 30th, Poetry Track (click for details on workshops)

#1 Discovering Kintsugi Part 1: The Happy Accident 8:45-10:00 a.m.

#2: Discovering Kintsugi Part II: The “golden joinery” of Revision   10:15-11:30 a.m.

The 2022 Conference (Saturday all day) will be held at The Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree, CO 80124.

Judge for Water ’22 Student Showcase, open to all K-12 students, ages 5-19, throughout Colorado. The deadline for submissions is October 1st.

University of Northern Colorado Reading and Workshop ReadingTUESDAY, October 25, and Workshop WEDNESDAY, October 26.

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Chapbook Explorations into Culture, Gender, and Identity: Saturday November 12, ZOOM

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Audobon Summer Camp Art of Nature poetry workshop for kids 3rd-5th: June 8th.

Writing the Chapbook: Plan A and Plan B: Lighthouse Writers North Workshop on Saturday, April 9th, 10 am-12 pm in person at Louisville or Virtual! Sign up Here.

Reading for Fourth Monday Reading Series at Book Bar with Andrew Schelling: March 28th, 7:00 p.m. Live.

ACC Writers Festival, Panel and Reading with Annie Dawid on The Humble Essayist Press, publishing, and writing. Zoom. Friday, March 11th., 6-7:30 p.m. Zoom. Register online at ACC.

ACC Writers Studio Festival, Workshop and Reading on Saturday, March 12, Zoom, my workshop begins 10:45 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. Reading to follow. Register online at ACC.

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Reading for Fourth Monday Reading Series at Book Bar: March 28th, 7:00 p.m. Live

Zoom Reading with ACC Faculty and Staff on Thursday, February 3rd,between 4:30 and 6:00 on zoom.

I get the pleasure of reading with my old colleagues at ACC. I’ll read from Flying Beneath the Dog Star: Poems from a Pandemic and new poems.

Reading at R Gallery and Art Bar with Jeffrey Franklin in Boulder ( with open mic): Tuesday, February 15th from 6:00 p.m.

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For many poets, the chapbook is the segue into book publishing.  Shorter than a full-length poetry manuscript, the chapbook can serve as an apprenticeship in learning how to create the final poem of a collection—the collection itself. But beyond its page count, what exactly is a chapbook and how does one go about creating a chapbook?  There are two proven routes to creating a chapbook and in this hands-on workshop, we will explore both possibilities.  Whether you are a poet with a handful of poems to work with, or not, you will leave this workshop with the seeds of a new chapbook.