Poetic Gut-Punch

Poetic Gut-Punch

Mary Oliver is a Pulitzer Prize winning poet.  She captures nature’s small, intimate happenings and lets herself—and the reader—be astonished over and over again by the mundane but glorious moments.  I discovered her work several months ago and have been devouring the...
Solo Feats: The Real Fear

Solo Feats: The Real Fear

For those of you who didn’t check in last week, we’re discussing Felicity Aston’s solo crossing of Antarctica. To me, the bravest thing about Aston’s journey was her willingness to be on her own for so long.  The lack of connectivity with other humans must have been...
April 21: Pikes Peak Writers Conference

April 21: Pikes Peak Writers Conference

The 20th annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference will be held Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’m slated for April 21. I’m excited about my workshop topic: Fooling the Reader Fairly If you...
April 14: Mountain of Authors at PPLD

April 14: Mountain of Authors at PPLD

Drop in for this free event. Mountain of Authors is an annual community program that provides an opportunity for the public and local authors to meet and listen to notable Colorado authors, and for aspiring writers to learn more about the craft of writing. No...