Writers Studio Events

2017-2018 Events

How I Become a Writer with Jen Cross

Monday, March 5
5:30 - 7:00 p.m., M3750, Littleton campus

Free and Open to the Public

Come and meet writer Jen Cross, grab a bite and check out her new book from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Then, at 6:00 p.m., Cross will read from her work and talk about her path to becoming a published author.

Jen CrossAbout Jen Cross

A widely-anthologized writer and performer, Jen Cross has facilitated sexuality and sexual trauma survivors writing workshops for over a decade. In 2003, Jen founded Writing Ourselves Whole, an organization that offers transformative writing workshops, creating spaces in which the true and complicated stories of the body can emerge. Jen has worked with hundreds of writers, through private workshops and in collaboration with colleges, social change organizations and other institutions throughout the U.S. Jen is the author of Writing Ourselves Whole: Using the Power of Your Own Creativity to Recover and Heal from Sexual Trauma (Mango Media); her fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in over 50 anthologies and periodicals, including Nobody Passes, The Healing Art of Writing 2010, Sinister Wisdom, Matador Review, 14 Hills, Visible: A Femmethology (Vol. 1), and Best Sex Writing 2008. Jen will graduate with her MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, May 2018.

Author Reading: Michael Carroll

Wednesday, March 28
6 p.m., ACC Littleton campus, M3750

Author Michael Carroll will be reading from his work and answering questions in M3750 at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. Sponsored by The Astronomy Club and Writers Studio Student Club. Free and open to the public.

About Michael Carroll

Mike CarrollWriter, lecturer and artist Michael Carroll has nearly thirty books in print. He is a science journalist and children’s author, having written for such magazines as Popular Science, Astronomy, Asimov’s, Analog, Sky & Telescope, and Artists magazines. His books include SPACE ART (Random House/Watcon Guptil), Alien Volcanoes (Johns Hopkins University Press 2008, with Rosaly Lopes), Living Among Giants: Exploring and Settling the Outer Solar System (Springer), Earths of Distant Suns, and others. His second novel, Europa’s Lost Expedition, was released in 2016, and a third is under contract. Carroll is recipient of the AAS Department of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Award for best planetary science article of the year. During the 2016/17 polar season, Carroll and Rosaly Lopes of JPL embarked on an NSF-sponsored expedition to study the active Antarctic volcano Mount Erebus and its analogs to ice moons of the outer solar system.

Carroll is a Fellow and founding member of the International Association for the Astronomical Arts. His work has appeared in work for NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and hundreds of magazines and books worldwide. One of his original paintings is on the surface of Mars—in digital form—aboard the Phoenix lander. He is the recipient of the Lucien Rudaux award for lifetime achievement in the astronomical arts. Carroll is an alumnus of ACC.

ACC Writers Studio 13th Annual Literary Festival

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Littleton campus, Half Moon (M1800)

Workshops. Readings. Award Presentations. Lunch.

In our ongoing quest to provide students and community southwest of downtown Denver access to the best writers in Colorado through literary events and readings, Writers Studio is happy to announce its annual Spring Literary Festival. Workshop participants will be able to choose morning and afternoon workshops in nonfiction, poetry, and fiction taught by nationally published, award-winning writers highly experienced in teaching new and established writers.

Learn more about the ACC Writers Studio 13th Annual Literary Festival. You may also register via email or phone by contacting Andrea Mason, andrea.mason@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5857.

Progenitor Release Party

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
4 p.m., Colorado Gallery of the Arts, ACC Annex Building

Free and Open to the Public  

Come celebrate the release of the 53rd issue of Progenitor!  Listen to contributing writers read from the journal, contributing artists talk about their work, and editors discuss the process of selecting pieces making aesthetic choices.  Food and drink will be provided.