Saturday, April 13: Writer’s Studio Literary Festival

Writers Studio Literary Festival


Date and Time:

Arapahoe Community College 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120-1801 303.797.4222
Cost is $20 for ACC students or $45 for Community Members; includes lunch! Register for sessions and pay online.

Spend a Day with Denver’s Stalwarts and Rising Stars

ACC’s Writers Studio Literary Festival, which will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30am to 4:00pm, brings you the best of Colorado, from upcoming stars and a Colorado Book Award winner to Colorado journalism stalwarts.

An annual tradition, the Festival offers the opportunity for community members and students alike to spend the day honing their craft and hob-knobbing with professionals. Attendees work with two authors, which you choose from a group of six, for two two-hour sessions:

  • 8:30-9:15am: Check-in
  • 9:30-11:30am: Morning session
    • Steven Dunn – Applying Film Techniques to Writing
    • Joseph Hutchison – The Music of What Happens: Exploring Soundscape
    • Christopher Merkner – Writing About (Not Your) Family
  • 11:30am-12:45pm: Reading and lunch
  • 1:00-3:00pm: Afternoon session
    • Hillary Leftwich and Deanna M. Rasch – Discovering Your Ghosts in Writing
    • Nancy Stohlman – Going Short: An Invitation to Flash Fiction
    • Kevin Vaughn – Finding Your ‘e’ Spot — Crafting Stories That Don’t Begin ‘Once Upon A Time’
  • 3:00-4:00pm: Participant Open Mic

We understand this will be a difficult decision — and that’s how we wanted it to be!

Attendees can expect to learn, to write, to conversate. There will be a continental breakfast served, as well as a hot lunch. Guests will be enamored with the lunch-time reading and will also have the opportunity to share the work they produced at the end-of-the-day Open Mic from 3-4.

Register and read about the workshops being offered here!