Wyoming Arts Council

"Women Writing the West" features writers from Wyoming

Four Wyoming writers with Wyoming connections are among those presenting their work at the “Women Writing the West” symposium on October 15-17. The events are sponsored by Copper Nickel literary journal, Colorado Center for Public Humanities, The Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar. The symposium will culminate with the release of Copper Nickel 10.

Most events will be held on the Auraria Higher Education Campus in downtown Denver, in Tivoli 440, unless otherwise noted. All events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
3 p.m., Convocation and Introductions
3:30 p.m., Maria Melendez (Utah) Reading
4 p.m., Pam Houston (Colo.) Reading
4:30 p.m., A Brief Conversation (Q & A)
7 p.m., Salon: What Does “West” Mean? At The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar.

Thursday, October 16, 2008
2:30 p.m., Deirdre McNamer (Mont.) Reading
3 p.m., Lee Ann Roripaugh Reading (Lee Ann grew up in Laramie and now lives in Vermillion, S.D., where she teaches in the writing program at USD).
3:30 p.m., Salon: Forms of the West, featuring Alyson Hagy (teaches in UW Creative Writing Program in Laramie; WAC creative writing fellowship recipient), Lee Ann Roripaugh, and Karen Volkman (Mont.)
4:15 p.m., Meet the Authors Reception
5:30 p.m., Teresa Jordan Reading (Teresa from a long line of ranchers in Laramie County, Wyo., and author of the amazing memoir “Riding the White Horse Home;” now lives in Utah)
6 p.m., Page Lambert Reading (Page a recipient of two WAC creative writing fellowships and conducted workshops all over Wyo. as a WAC roster artist; once a resident of Sundance and now lives in N.M.).
6:30 p.m., A Conversation

Friday, October 17, 2008
4 p.m., Karen Volkman Reading
4:30 p.m., Alyson Hagy Reading
5 p.m., A Conversation: The New West
6 p.m., Copper Nickel 10 Launch Party at the Denver Press Club

FMI: www.copper-nickel.org

Copper Nickel 10 features work by Kristin Abraham, Elizabeth Bernays, Erin M. Bertram, Tamiko Beyer, Mary Clearman Blew, Julie Carr, Carolyn Dahl, Kelly Dafni, Amy Fleury, Carol Golemboski, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Jane Hilberry, Christina Ingoglia, Becca Klaver, Jenn Koiter (Laramie), Page Lambert, Annie Lampman, Karen An-Hwei Lee, Rebecca Loudon, Sheryl Luna, Wen Mao, Maria Melendez, Eliza S. Montane, Jenifer Park, Soham Patel, Veronica Patterson, Valerie Pexton (Laramie, 2009 WAC creative writing fellowship recipient), Deborah Poe, Pattiann Rogers, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Josie Sigler, Eleni Sikelianos, Barbara Sorensen, Lenore Weiss, and Michele Wysocki.

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