This one was on Thursday night sometime during the participant reading. Friend Laurie Sleeper is in red and I'm in the blue and we're readers #1 and #2. Note the liquid courage in my hand.
And this was our yard. The dead trees are the result of a pine beetle infestation that we're battling here in Colorado.
Faculty panel discussion on the last day featuring authors Mike Henry, the Executive Director of Lighthouse and author of the upcoming book (poetry) No Stranger Than My Own, novelist William Haywood Henderson, author of Native, The Rest of the Earth and Augusta Locke and Shari Caudron, author of Who Are You People? (winner of the Colorado Book Award and chosen for Entertainment Weekly’s MUST List), and a collection of personal essays, What Really Happened, (named a humor finalist in the Book of the Year Awards). Shari has published more than 500 articles and essays in magazines and literary journals.
Chris Ransick, Denver’s Poet Laureate, won a Colorado Book Award for poetry in 2003 for his first book, Never Summer. His subsequent collection of short stories, A Return To Emptiness, won the 2005 Colorado Authors’ League Fiction Award and was a finalist for the 2005 Colorado Book Award in Fiction. Lost Songs & Last Chances, published by Denver-based Ghost Road Press in 2006, is his most recent book. Teague Bohlen co-edits the literary and arts journal Copper Nickel and advises the campus newsmagazine The Advocate. Currently, he serves as a reader on the national flash-fiction journal Quick Fiction and is a regular feature contributor to Westword and L.A. Weekly. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, was released by Ghost Road Press in 2006, and won the Colorado Book Award for fiction.