Chris Ransick will join Adams State seniors in public reading

(04-17-2014)

jessica conda

Adams State University Creative Writing Seniors Jessica Conda and Michael Sakosky, have put the final touches on their creative work and invite you to their capstone reading at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Nielsen Library second floor. Featured Reader Chris Ransick, appointed Denver Poet Laureate in 2006, will join them.

chris ransick

Chris Ransick photo by Andrew Clark

Ransick is the author of five books, including Never Summer, which won a Colorado Book Award for poetry, and A Return To Emptiness, a Colorado Book Award fiction finalist. Ransick has been a faculty member at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver since 2005 and was recognized in 2013 with the Lighthouse Beacon Award for teaching excellence. He has served as a member of PEN USA's Freedom to Write Committee and closer to home, spent eight years on his local public library board. His new collection of poems, Language for the Living and the Dead, was released in 2013 from Conundrum Press, which is issuing new editions of all his previous titles. For more information about Ransick, visit chrisransick.com.

michael sakosky

For more information about the reading, contact the ASU English Department at 719-587-7862.