Creative writing majors will share writings on December 4


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The Adams State University Creative Writing program presents the capstone seniors reading, keynoted by author and Outstanding New Alumna Kathy Park Woolbert. Kailyn Hatler will perform from "Clutter-Marxist-Buddhist-Shakespearean-Writer" and Renate Hancock will read selections from her novel, Solitary Nests. The celebratory event will be held from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in McDaniel Hall room 101. Prior to the reading, from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Woolbert will lead a writing workshop in McDaniel 240. Both events are free and open to the community.

Woolbert is the author of a published memoir titled Seeing into Stone: A Sculptor's Journey, based on her fifteen-year apprenticeship with a stone sculptor. She is currently working on a revision of a self-published book titled Soaring Over the Wall: A Volunteer's Collection of Freedom Stories, based on the four years she taught holistic health in a West Coast federal women's prison. She is also drafting a new book whose working title is From Revenge to Reconciliation: how Aikido principles can help you stay sane in a crazy world based on over thirty years of practicing and teaching the peaceful martial art of Aikido.

Woolbert is an adjunct professor of English and a member of the Extended Studies teaching staff at ASU where she completed her undergraduate work with a major in creative writing and a minor in theatre. She was recently awarded the 2013 ASU Outstanding New Alumna Award. Her MFA from Lesley University is in creative non-fiction. After almost twenty years of living in Colorado's San Luis Valley, she and her husband of thirty years have relocated to the Four Corners area of Colorado where she continues to carve wood and stone, paint, garden, and teach while learning from her equine teachers, Esperanza and Cinnamon.

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

renate hancock

Renate Hancock

kailyn hatler

Kailyn Hatler