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UNC’s Annual Writers’ Conference March 5-7

February 12, 2018

The 2018 Rosenberry Writers' Conference at the University of Northern Colorado March 5-7 will feature readings by three award-winning authors from three genres: creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow each of the readings, which are open to the public and free.

The University Book Store will offer the authors' books for sale at each of the readings, which begin at 7 p.m. in the Panorama Room at the University Center, 2101 10th Ave.


Creative nonfiction writer Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, who will read Monday, March 5, has been honored with a 2013 Colorado Book Award and an International Book Award for Best New Nonfiction. He teaches at both Colorado State University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Visit Harrison Candelario Fletcher's Website

Fiction writer Naima Coster will read Tuesday, March 6. Her recent novel, Halsey Street, is a modern-day story of family, loss, and renewal that tackles the issue of gentrification. Coster's work has appeared in The New York TimesArts & Letters, and many other publications. 

Visit Naima Coster's Website



Poet Khadijah Queen will read Wednesday, March 7. Her fifth book of poems, I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men and What I Had On, was called "stunning" by a reviewer in The New Yorker and was a finalist for the 2015 National Poetry Series. 

Visit Khadijah Queen's Website 

Now in its 17th year, the conference is named in honor of the late philanthropist and English teacher Walter S. Rosenberry, who supported the conference and nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado.

Parking in UNC lots is free after 5 p.m.

For information about the Rosenberry Writers' Conference, contact Lisa Zimmerman or call the English Department at 970-351-2971.

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