2010 Writing Workshop and Reading

by Ruminate Magazine August 01, 2010

We are excited to announce some great Ruminate-sponsored activities this Saturday, August 21st. We'll be hosting a poetry reading with Denver Poet Laureate Chris Ransick and Paul Willis, and a workshop led by Paul Willis on responding to scripture with poetry. If you live in the Denver or Fort Collins area, we hope you can join us!

And if you don't live in Colorado, please check out our year-round online writer's workshops.
A Reading with Chris Ransick and Paul Willis
Saturday, August 21, at 7 p.m. The Bookery Nook 4280 Tennyson Street Denver, CO 80212
Responding to Scripture with Poetry: A Writing Workshop Led By Paul Willis
Saturday, August 21, from 10 am to Noon The Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge Fort Collins, CO Paul Willis is a professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. His poems have been featured on Verse Daily and Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. And his work (including poems, essays and reviews) has also appeared in The Best American Spiritual Writing 1999 and 2004, and in publications such as Ascent, Books & Culture, The Christian Century, Image, Poetry, River Teeth, Ruminate and Wilderness. His most recent books includeRosing From the Dead, a book of poems, and Bright Shoots of Everlastingness: Essays on Faith and the American Wild. Willis gives readings and workshops around the country. A former mountain guide in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, he now spends his spare time rambling in the San Rafael Mountains behind his home.   Chris Ransick, who served as Denver Poet Laureate from 2006-2010, has won awards for his books of poetry and fiction, as well as recognition for his workshops and speaking appearances. Many of his poems and stories have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies in the United States and Canada. Chris’ first book, Never Summer, won a 2003 Colorado Book Award for Poetry and was released in a second edition in 2005. His collection of short fiction, A Return to Emptiness, was a finalist for the 2005 Colorado Book Award, and he followed that with two additional collections of poetry: Lost Songs & Last Chances in 2006 and most recently, Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams. He received a planning grant in 2009 from Colorado Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities to begin work on assembling a comprehensive anthology of Colorado literature. Chris currently teaches at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver's award-winning independent creative writing program.


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