Helen Thorpe, author of “Soldier Girls,” to speak at Regis

November 13, 2014

Former Colorado First Lady, Denverite and nationally recognized author Helen Thorpe, whose book “Soldier Girls” earned her recognition from The New York Times, Jon Stewart and the Boston Globe, will speak at Regis University Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

Thorpe, former wife of Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, wrote “Soldier Girls,” an account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, personal lives, and families. Thorpe’s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The New Yorker, Slate, and Harper’s Bazaar, and her radio stories have aired on This American Life.

Thorpe’s visit is part of the Mile High Writer Series at Regis, which brings local notable authors to the University for thought-provoking discussion. The series is part of the launch of the Mile High Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University. 

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Colo., Regis provides a values-based liberal arts education offering professional certifications and degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels.