Nick Arvin’s most recent novel, Mad Boy (Europa Editions, 2018), won the 2019 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and was described as “a finely honed literary achievement” by the Denver Post and “a condensed epic” by the Sydney Morning Herald.
Join us for a poetry reading by the winner of the 2019 Cantor Prize, Renee Podunovich, of Dolores, Colorado.
Frank H.Coons, a Lithic Press poet, heads south to share his work. Frank is a veterinarian and poet in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Join us for a poetry reading by award-winning local fiction writer, Kent Nelson. Based in Ouray, Nelson calls creative writing, "a way of life that allows exploration and questioning.
Join Open Bard Literary Series for a special poetry reading event featuring area youth! Students from grades 6 through 12, including those who homeschool in Ouray, San Miguel, and Montrose counties, are invited to participate. Open Bard welcomes poetry of any style, subject, or form. We especially appreciate poems that surprise with fresh language and careful writing. We also welcome poetic recitations from individuals or groups of 2-3 people.
Join us for a reading from Jennifer Wortman's new collection of short stories, "This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love." The collection contains thirteen stories, full-length and flash, that explore love—sexual, platonic, filial, and beyond—in its gritty and beguiling forms