English faculty reading is March 6

(02-29-2012)

Adams State College English faculty writers perform new and old favorites in poetry and story from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in McDaniel Hall (formerly known as the ES Building) room 101, on the Adams State College campus.

Featured faculty include aaron a. abeyta, Peter Anderson, Kris Giere, Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy, David MacWilliams, and Kathy Park Woolbert.

abeyta won the American Book Award and Colorado Book Award for his poetry collection, colcha. His most recent poetry collect is as orion falls. He is also the author of Rise, Do Not Be Afraid. A native of the San Luis Valley, he lives in Antonito.

Anderson writes a monthly column for Colorado Central Magazine, teaches composition at Adams State, and lives in Crestone.

Giere earned his BA from Adams State and an MA from the Indiana State University. He is currently a composition instructor at Adams State.

Guerrero-Murphy, author of /Table Walking at Nighthawk/, WILLA award finalist in poetry, will read recent work from her new collections /After Lives /and /Birth, Death, and Other Pastures/. These manuscripts, firmly set in the San Luis Valley, speak of the powerful solidity of place along with the mysteries of change, loss, and transformation.

MacWilliams, professor of English at Adams State, recently completed an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Ashland University, Ohio. Park

Woolbert has just published her first book, "Seeing Into Stone: A Sculptor's Journey," a memoir about her 15 year apprenticeship with her sculpture mentor, and is working on her second, a memoir about Aikido as a metaphor for sane living in a crazy world. If there were an extra week every week, she'd be working on her sculptures and paintings, but more likely she's grading papers and riding her young horse, her current mentor.