Mile-High Writers Series Readings

Free and Open to the Public
Regis University Lowell Campus
3333 Regis Blvd. / Park in Lower Lot 4 (off of Lowell Blvd.)

Mile-High MFA July 2017 Residency Readings

Sat. July 22 / FACULTY

6:30 - 7:30 p.m., followed by a book-signing

Claver Recital Hall

Eric Baus

David Hicks

Daniel José Older

Lori Ostlund

Sun. July 23 / VISITING WRITER (Creative Nonfiction)

6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a book-signing

Mountain View Room

Angela Palm

Angela Palm is the author of Riverine: A Memoir from Anywhere but Here (Graywolf Press). Riverine was an Indie Next selection, winner of the 2014 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a Kirkus Best Book of 2016, and a Powerful Memoir by Powerful Women selected by Oprah. Palm has been a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference fellow in Narrative Nonfiction, and her work has been published in Ecotone, Creative Nonfiction, At Length Magazine, Passages North, Brevity, Paper Darts, and elsewhere. She lives in Vermont, where she works as an editor.

Mon. July 24 / FACULTY

Claver Recital Hall

Khadijah Queen

Chip Livingston

Natalia Sylvester

David Lazar

Tues. July 25 / VISITING WRITER (Poetry)

6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a book-signing

BookBar Patio

Mathias Svalina

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea, published by Sidebrow Books. He is an editor for the independent poetry press Octopus Books, & runs a Dream Delivery Service, which delivers dreams to subscribers daily. 


6:30-8:30 p.m., followed by a reception

Claver Recital Hall

Nawal Nader-French

Lynnette Horner

Warren Baker

Shannon Blair

Blaine Heydt

John Johnson

Thurs. July 27 / FACULTY & SPECIAL GUEST (YA Fiction)

6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a book-signing

Mountain View Room

Allen Learst

TaraShea Nesbit

Jenny Shank

Special Guest: Len Vlahos

Len Vlahos is the author of three young adult novels: The Scar Boys, a finalist for the American Library Association's 2014 Morris Award for best debut teen fiction, its sequel, Scar Girl, and the recently published Life in a Fishbowl, (Bloomsbury), and IndieBound Bestseller. He has two new novels scheduled to publish in 2019, one in collaboration with bestselling author Julie Halpern.

Fri. July 28 / FACULTY

6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by a book-signing

Mountain View Room

Performance by Caridad Svich

Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and NNPN rolling world premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award (sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company) twice, including in the year 2013 for her play Spark. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste

Sat. July 29 / VISITING WRITER (Fiction)

6:30-8 p.m., followed by a book-signing

Mountain View Room

Ann Cummins

Ann Cummins is the author of a short story collection, Red Ant House, and a novel, Yellowcake, a San Francisco Chronicle notable book and Best of Kirkus.  Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere and have been anthologized in a variety of series including The Best American Short Stories, The Prentice Hall Anthology of Women’s Literature, Best of McSweeney’s, and The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories.  The recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship, she’s a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arizona writing programs.  She's on the fiction faculty at Northern Arizona University.