Join ACC Writers Studio on Saturday, October 29th, for a morning of nature journaling and poetry writing with poet Veronica Patterson, past winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the Audubon Society at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park.
The Audubon Society will lead a leisurely nature hike through Chatfield Park and present a workshop on nature journaling as a form of creative expression. They will share historical examples of nature journals, including those of John James Audubon, who was both a famous artist and writer.
After a short mid-morning snack, poet Veronica Patterson, a Colorado Book Award winner, presents a poetry workshop on the art of transforming observation into poetry.
$20 per person admission. Seating is limited. RSVP asap and send payment by Thursday midnight, October 14.
Attention: ACC Creative Writing Students: Writers Studio Student Club has five scholarships available to creative writing students at ACC interested in attending the workshop. Please email Ahja Fox, president of the Writers Studio Club for scholarship requests.
Mail your check to:
ACC Writers Studio
c/o Kathryn Winograd
Campus Box 27
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
PO Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160
For more information or accommodations, please contact Kathryn Winograd or Andrea Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.797.5815.
Veronica Patterson is a graduate of Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of Northern Colorado, and the Warren Wilson College MFA program. Her poetry collections are How to Make a Terrarium (Cleveland State University, 1987); Swan, What Shores? (NYU Press Poetry Prize, 2000), which was a finalist for the Academy of American Poets’ 2000 James Laughlin Award and won awards from both the Colorado Center for the Book (Colorado Book Award for Poetry) and Women Writing the West (Willa Award); Thresh & Hold, which won the Gell Poetry Prize (Big Pencil Press, 2009) and was a finalist for the 2010 Colorado Book Award for Poetry; and & it had rained (CW Books, 2013). She has also published two chapbook of prose poems, This Is the Strange Part (Pudding House Publications, 2002) and Maneuvers: Battle of the Little Bighorn Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2013), as well as a collection of poetry and photography, The Bones Remember: A Dialogue, with photographer Ronda Stone. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Southern Poetry Review, The Louisville Review, The Sun, The Madison Review, The Malahat Review, The Indiana Review, Another Chicago Magazine, The Mid-American Review, The Willow Review, The Montserrat Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Willow Springs, The Colorado Review, The Midwest Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Coal City Review, Dogwood, New Letters, The Bellingham Review, Cimarron Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Runes, Pilgrimage, Prairie Schooner, Lumina, Rosebud, Spoon River Poetry Review, and Snake Nation Review. Her poems “Around the Block of the World” and “The Samovar” co-won the 2006 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize. Patterson has been awarded artists’ residencies at the Ucross Foundation, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hedgebrook, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Gell Center. She received two Individual Artist’s Fellowships from the Colorado Council on the Arts. Poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize several times. Her essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, PieceWork Magazine, and Pilgrimage. Her essay “Comfort Me with Apples” was selected as a Notable Essay of the Year.