Events

Events

Creative Writing Events


 

Fall 2020

Thursday, October 1: Nick Arvin (fiction)

1:40-4:20pm (reading and craft talk) – online*


Wednesday, October 21: Nate Marshall (poetry)

11:00-1:00pm (reading and craft discussion) – online*


Thursday, November 19: Creative Writing Open Mic

7:00 (sign up to read before the event begins) – online*


riverrun Submissions

The English Department’s student literary and arts journal riverrun will be accepting submissions early in the spring semester. Please submit your work online by February 8, 2021. Here is the the current issue of the journal for inspiration!


*Please contact Creative Writing Coordinator Heather Fester (hfester@uccs.edu) to register for these Fall 2020 events. Once you register, you’ll receive an invitation to join the Microsoft Teams event.


 

Spring 2020

C.J. Martin – Small Press Talk

Author of Two Books and numerous chapbooks

Co-publisher with Julia Drescher at Further Other Book Works

March 30, 10:50-12:05

Columbine Hall 214


Spring 2020 Open Mic Extravaganza

April 1, 6-8 pm

University Center 116

Sign up at 5:30 to read. Food and Prizes!


Richard Froude – Reading and Craft Talk

Author of FabricPassengerand Your Love Alone Is Not Enough (A Novel in Ruins)

April 23, 1:40-4:20 pm

Kraemer Family Library, 2nd Floor Atrium


February 1: riverrun: Student Literary and Arts Journal submissions due

Submit your work as early as the fall semester at riverrunjournal.com


 

Fall 2019

October 4: Mark Chartier, author of Fingerprints (2018)

Craft Talk: UC 303, 12:15-1:30 pm

Public Reading:  1:45-3:00 pm, 2nd floor library apse

Event sponsored by Kraemer Family Library, Compass Curriculum and the English Department


October 10: Juan Morales, author of Friday and the Year that Followed (2006), The Siren World (2015), and The Handyman’s Guide to End Times (2018)

Craft Talk: UC 303, 1:40-2:55 pm

Public Reading: 3:10-4:20 pm, 2nd floor library apse

Event sponsored by Kraemer Family Library, Compass Curriculum and the English Department


October 25: From Hell to Breakfast by UCCS author Meghan Tifft

Book Launch Party: UCCS Downtown, 7 pm


November 21: Open Mic, 6-8 pm

Sign-up starts at 5:30. Univ Ctr. 116

Pizza, prizes, possibly costumes


December 5: From Hell to Breakfast by UCCS author Meghan Tifft

Book Discussion and Q & A: December 5, 7 pm, 2nd floor library apse

The first ten to sign up for this event via the library’s website will get a free copy of the book – Check the Kraemer Family Library website for details.


Slam Poetry Night at the Writing Center: Sept. 12, 5 pm; COLU 316; All Welcome; Free Snacks.


Creative Writing Starter Set (D&D) (led by Cody Reed in the Writing Center):

“Create a Compelling Character”: Thursday, Sept. 19, COLU 316, 5-6 pm

“Design a Breathing World”: Oct

“Craft an Engaging Plot”: Nov


Fright Write III: Season of the Writer at the Writing Center: Entries due by October 24 at 9 pm to wrtgcntr@uccs.edu.


NaNoWriMo (meets in the Writing Center in November; weekly meetings and writing sessions)