I am so thrilled to share that my essay “Joan” has won this year’s New Letters award in nonfiction! This essay is close to my heart; it recounts the 1972 Rocky Mountain National Park search for Joan Jardine and Fred Stone, and explores the… Continue Reading ““Joan” wins the conger beasley jr. award in nonfiction at new letters!”
Summer is not my friend when it comes to keeping my website updated! Between mountain climbing and mountain rescue, I tend to forget I’m a writer. I’m looking forward to the snow flying, actually, because it tends to drive me back to my writing… Continue Reading “New Work Forthcoming at the forge literary magazine”
Hello Friends, I returned home to Colorado from Jentel Artist Residency two short days ago. My time at Jentel was so incredibly productive and creatively nourishing, it’ll be hard to ever quantify the benefit to me personally as an artist. But I do have… Continue Reading ““The Emissary of 10,000 Things” to be published by Pithead Chapel”
Today marks day 1 of a month-long artist residency with the Jentel Foundation in beautiful Banner, Wyoming! Jentel has provided amazing lodgings for me and five other artists (4 visual artists and 2 writers, in all) to live and work on a beautiful ranch… Continue Reading “Jentel Foundation Artist Residency begins!”
Since graduating with my MFA in January 2019, I’ve started applying to writing retreat and residencies. To any writer, time is precious. Weeks of uninterrupted writing time sounds to me like a fairy tale, too good to be true. But these mythical programs do… Continue Reading “WritingxWriters 19/20 Residencies Finalist”
I had the great honor of presenting at the ASLE conference on a panel called, “Poets and Writers Speak: Readying for the End of the World” alongside novelist Harold Abrahmowtiz, poet Yvonne Reddick, and visual artist Fereshteh Toosi. It was an affirming experience to… Continue Reading “An Incredible Week at the Association for Literature and the Environment Conference!”
I had the great pleasure of leading the Young Writers of Summit County, Colorado last night during their weekly meeting. The literary arts are alive and well in the hands of the next generation in Colorado; these tenacious young writers dived in headlong to… Continue Reading “An Evening with the Breckenridge Young Writers Club!”
I must say, the Chiricahua Mountains don’t disappoint, and neither did the first ever Orion in the Wilderness Workshop! Held at the Southwest Research Station in the Coronado National Forest in Southeastern Arizona, the Orion workshop was guided by Craig Childs, Amy Irvine, and… Continue Reading “Orion in the Wilderness Writing Workshop”
Runner-up isn’t too shabby knowing the excellent competition I was undoubtedly up against! Flyway publishes wonderfully beautiful, timely, and complex work, and I’m so pleased to be recognized!
The Leadville Young Writers Club starts tomorrow! I look forward to seeing you there! Spread the word!