Immerse yourself in a rich literary experience while enjoying a few drinks along the way in this wonderful introduction to Crested Butte’s writing scene. Led by special guest visiting authors. Space is limited. In partnership with WCU’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing.
Time: 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 includes drinks
Start at the Center for drinks and bites before visiting Bonez, Public House & Kochevars
Teow Lim Goh, Fran Wilde, Candace Nadon, Rick Wilber, Tom Flynn, Andrew Sellon, Tyson Hausdoerffer and more!
Teow Lim Goh
Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, 2016), a volume of poems on the history of Chinese exclusion at the Angel Island Immigration Station. Her work has been featured in Tin House, Catapult, PBS NewsHour, Colorado Public Radio, and The New Yorker. She lives in Denver.
Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for three Nebula awards, two Hugo Awards, and a World Fantasy Award. They include her Andre Norton- and Compton Crook-winning debut novel, Updraft (Tor, 2015); its sequels, Cloudbound and Horizon; the middle-grade novel Riverland (forthcoming from Abrams in April 2019); and the novelette “The Jewel and Her Lapidary.” Her short stories appear in Asimov’s, Tor.com, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, Nature, and the 2017 Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror. She writes nonfiction for venues including The Washington Post, Paste, Tor.com, and GeekMom, and holds an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Interaction Design and Information Architecture.
Dr. Nadon has published fiction, nonfiction and lyric essays in journals such as The Fourth River, Platte Valley Review, and Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose and worked as a freelance editor. At Fort Lewis, she organizes a poetry reading for students in creative writing classes once a semester and works as a tutor for students seeking master’s degrees in educational leadership. She taught at Georgia State University while earning her doctorate. Prior to pursuing her doctoral education, Dr. Nadon taught Advanced Placement English, creative writing and literature at the high school level and at a primary school for gifted children.Dr. Nadon was an Advanced Teaching Fellow and Virginia Spencer Carr Fellow at Georgia State University. She was a finalist in the Colony Collapse Press Novella Competition (2014) and the Palooka Press Chapbook Competition (2014).
Rick Wilber is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher who has published more than fifty short stories, several novels and short-story collections, three edited anthologies, a memoir, and a half-dozen college textbooks on writing and the mass media. Alien Morning, his recent novel for Tor Books, is the first of a trilogy based on his long-running S’hudonni Empire series of stories, featuring a jovial but deadly alien named Twoclicks, his shape-changing sidekick, and an all-too human journalist from Earth, Peter Holman, a one-time professional athlete turned celebrity journo who goes to work for the S’hudonni as their media interface with Earth. The novel was a finalist for the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction novel of 2016. Rick is at work on the next book in the trilogy, Alien Day. Among works in progress for 2018 are the books Making History: Classic Alternate History Stories (New Word City, 2018); an ebook and trade paperback edition of The Wandering Warriors (New Word City, 2018) co-authored with Alan Smale; the short-story collection Several Items of Interest and Other Stories (New Word City 2018); and the collection Something Real: Alternate Histories of Baseball Player and Spy Moe Berg(New Word City, 2018).
Tom Flynn is a screenwriter best known for "Watch It," which he also directed, and "Gifted," which was a selection on the 2014 Black List and performed at the Black List Live! Reading Series at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood in March 2015. He is originally from Lima, Ohio and graduated as an English Literature major from the University of Dayton.
Andrew Sellon has over twenty years of corporate sphere experience in training, facilitating, coaching, and public speaking. Andrew is uniquely qualified in the arena of presentation skills because he also brings to each engagement over three decades of experience as a professional actor. His stage performances have been hailed by the New York Times and other newspapers across the country, and he taught acting for two years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His recent film and TV appearances include "Begin Again", "Mamarosh", "the Smurfs", "The Blacklist", "The Mysteries of Laura", "The Good Fight", and HBO’s "Divorce". He is also an accomplished voiceover artist and audiobook narrator. When coaching others, Andrew’s forte is in helping clients to shed any “performance anxiety” and to channel their own personalities to develop the spoken communication skills needed to convey their message persuasively in all types of venues. His clients learn to deliver their unique material with ease and confidence, and to engage their audiences to ensure that their message continues to resonate after the presentation.
Tyson Hausdoerffer earned his PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, where he specialized in the study of Classical and Renaissance literature through the lens of contemporary theory. He is currently the Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western Colorado University, his alma mater, where he also teaches a wide range of subjects including philosophy, English, political science, history and creative writing.