Don Graves, Colorado, Mount Vernon Writing Seminar, 2018
During a world-wide crisis, when the news is rife with large-scale drama, it’s easy to lose confidence in the importance, or timeliness, of our own small stories. But our stories do matter.
I once spent six days on the river with a woman who had been a major CBS and ABC network correspondent, an ABC evening news anchor, and a 3-time Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist.
She had interviewed and told the stories of countless iconic people—Coretta King, Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King, Sidney Poitier—the list goes on and on. Yet when she tried to write her own stories, she could no longer find her voice.
“I'd buried it for so long that I no longer had access to it. I've spent years buying beautiful leather journals, which are stacked away in various parts of my house, without a single word written in any of them. I'm intimidated by the thought that I have nothing worthwhile to say.”
During this one-day Sunday Brunch Seminar, we will discuss and explore our own works-in-progress, diving down into the heart of soul of the story we wish to tell. We will discover its root and develop writing techniques to allow the writing to flourish and mature.
Appropriate for memoir, personal essay, fiction, and poetry.
Yes, we all have something worthwhile to say.
COST: $119 Early-bird registration (by Monday, June 1); $140 after June 1, 2020.
INCLUDES: Elegant Sunday Brunch, Mimosa or Bloody Mary, morning and afternoon beverages
WHEN: Sunday, June 14, 2020, 8:30am to 4:00pm
WHERE: Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden, Colorado 80401 (20 minutes west of Denver)
JOIN THE SEMINAR: Registration
QUESTIONS? Contact Page Lambert,
Did I mention the complimentary Bloody Marys and Mimosas?
Page Lambert designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver's Master's Program in Professional Creative Writing.
Page has been teaching writing workshops for 22 years, in over 200 venues in the U.S. and British Columbia. She often teaches across genre because, whether she's talking about narrative nonfiction, memoir, or fiction, she believes that all good writing starts at the emotional root of the human experience. The content of her workshops can be customized to fit most audiences, but here are a few of her favorite topics (some based on articles she has written for The Writer Magazine, Sojourns, Huff Post, The Roundup, Terralingua, etc.)
Page's speaking style is intimate, an up-close emotional experience with the audience. Whether speaking about the 12-month trip around the world she took as a teenager, rearing her son and daughter on a small ranch in Wyoming, how her father gave birth to the financial planning industry, the month she spent alone in a remote mountain cabin, or floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, she will invite you inside both her joy and sorrow. Here are a few of her favorite speaking topics:
Fishtrap: Writing & the West, Wallowa, OR; Women Writing the West, Golden, CO; Platinum Expression, Carbondale, CO; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Stories On Stage, Denver, CO (work performed); A Room of Her Own Foundation, Ghost Ranch, NM; Women Writing the West, Albuquerque, NM; Denver Woman's Press Club, Denver, CO; American Indian Higher Education Consortium, San Diego, CA; Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO; Risk Taking, Fire within Dangerous Minds Conference, Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Feminist Luncheons, Denver, CO; Women & the Environment, Santa Fe, NM; River Writing, Aspen Summer Words, Aspen, CO; Writing from the Imaginative Storm, Taos Writing Salon, NM; Walking Words, Telluride, CO; Writing along the Rim 3-day retreat, Grand Canyon, AZ; Women Writing West, CU Denver; Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO; Writing from the River's Edge, Green River, UT; Quivira Coalition, Albuquerque, NM; Fall Equinox Writing Retreat, Mt. Vernon, CO; Writing the West Conference, Western State College, Gunnison, CO; Women's Studies Program, UW Faculty Club, Seattle, WA; Ozark Creative Writers Conference, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Governor's Arts Award Banquet, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Adventure Writing Symposium, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Western Writers of America, WY; Rocky Mountain Book Festival, Denver, Colorado; Writer's in the Sky, Telluride, Colorado; Smithers Arts Council, Smithers, British Columbia; Northwest Book Fest Seattle, Washington; Mountains and Plains Booksellers Conference, Denver, Colorado; Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota; Northern Arizona University, Museum of Northern Arizona, the Arboretum, Flagstaff, Arizona; the Phoenix Women's Expo, Phoenix, Arizona; The Reader's Festival, South Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado.