Time: 9:30 am – 1 pm
Where: Meet at the Center
Cost: $130 for the week or $30 per class
Shelley Read’s debut novel, Go As A River, is forthcoming from publisher Spiegel & Grau. She recently retired as a Senior Lecturer at Western Colorado University, where she taught writing, literature, environmental studies, and Honors for nearly three decades. Shelley is a regular contributor to Crested Butte Magazine and Gunnison Valley Journal. Her writing has also appeared in The Denver Post, The Breeder, Paradise Review, Mountain Kids Magazine, Foothills Literary Journal, and Denver Clarion. Shelley holds an MA from Temple University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program. She also completed a double major BA in English and journalism at the University of Denver, a graduate fellowship in aesthetics at Temple University Rome, and PhD coursework and comprehensive exams in literary studies and philosophy as a Dean’s Fellow at the University of Denver. Shelley is a board member and instructor for Vita Institute for the Arts and hosts the Wild Minds youth creative writing program at The Center. A mom, mountain goat, traveler, and third-generation Colorado native, Shelley lives and writes in Crested Butte.