UNC Writers’ Conference Features Authors of Diverse Genres

The University of Northern Colorado's 2011 Rosenberry Writers' Conference beginning Monday, March 21, will feature acclaimed authors of very different genres, including one who teaches at the university, and an award-winning poet.

Readings and classroom discussions will be part of the conference, themed "The Things I Imagine Become Real." All readings, which are free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. in the Panorama Room in the University Center, intersection of 10th Avenue and 20th Street. Refreshments will be provided.

The schedule of readings and presenters are:

  • Monday, March 21: Nic Brown, an assistant professor of English at UNC whose work includes the short story collection Floodmarkers, which was selected as an Editor's Choice by The New York Times Book Review.
  • Tuesday, March 22: Craig Childs, naturalist, adventurer, desert ecologist, author of four books and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
  • Wednesday, March 23: Arda Collins, whose poems have been published in journals and magazines including The New Yorker and The American Poetry Review, and winner of the 2008 Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition for her collection The Waker's Corridor.
  • Thursday, March 24: Daniel Wallace, author of Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King and 1998's Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, the basis for the Tim Burton film Big Fish.

More information about the writers is available at http://www.unco.edu/writersconference/authors.html via links to their websites.

UNC's writers' conference is named in honor of the late Walter Rosenberry, a longtime English teacher and philanthropist in Denver. In 2001, he established the Walter S. Rosenberry III Cumbres Scholarship to provide scholarships for Hispanic teacher candidates accepted into the Cumbres teacher training program at UNC.

Sponsors of the 2011 Rosenberry Writers' Conference are Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and UNC's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of English Language and Literature.