To write well, you must learn to circle the story until it reveals itself to you. Come play in this generative workshop meant to teach you how to stalk your writing. Exercises will spur writing that will surprise you and offer new perspective and energy to whatever you are working on. Poets, fiction writers, memoirists, and the mildly curious are all welcome.
Karen Auvinen is an award-winning poet, mountain woman, life-long westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty, finalist for the Colorado Book Award and the Willa Award.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, LitHub, Real Simple, Westword, The Colorado Sun, as well as numerous literary journals. She earned an MA in poetry from the University of Colorado under the mentorship of Lucia Berlin and a Ph.D in fiction from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Karen teaches writing workshops at Lighthouse Writers Workshops and film, pop culture, and storytelling to first-years at CU – Boulder. Past gigs include Writer-in-Residence for the State of Colorado, editor, book-buyer, rural postal route driver, caterer, clinic assistant, landscaper, summer camp director, and guest chef. She lives in the Colorado mountains with the artist Greg Marquez, their dog River, and Dottie the Cat. More at karen.auvinen.com. Follow Karen on Twitter @karenjamestown or Instagram @awomansplaceisinthewild and on Facebook: KarenAuvinenAuthor