Re-Writing the American West: Karin Anderson, Danielle Dubrasky, and Heather Holland
Join writers Karin Anderson, Danielle Beazer Dubrasky, and Heather Holland in a panel discussion about writing and exploring voices that often go unheard in the cowboy-trodden American West. How do you challenge dominant narratives? How do you research for writing based in place? How do you encourage your students to widen their view of home? Moderated by Lauren Matthews, this discussion and reading will be in the Rasmussen Room of the Greenwood Student Center at Snow College on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
A gardener, writer, mother, wanderer, and heretic, Karin Anderson is a Professor of English at Utah Valley University where she focuses on creative writing, lit theory, wilderness and environmental writing, LGBTQ lit, contemporary narrative genres, and honor legacies. She is the author of the novel Before Us Like a Land of Dreams, and her work has appeared in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Quarter After Eight, Western Humanities Review, Sunstone, Saranac Review, American Literary Review, and Fiddleblack. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and holds degrees from Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. She hails from the Great Basin.
Danielle Beazer Dubrasky’s poetry has been published in Terrain.org, Pilgrimage, Sugar House Review, Salt Front, Cave Wall, Contrary Magazine, and Quill&Parchment. She is the author of the chapbook Ruin and Light selected by Anabiosis Press and a limited edition art book Invisible Shores published through Red Butte Press. She is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Southern Utah University where she directs an Ecopoetry and Place writing conference. Danielle has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, a two-time recipient of the Utah Arts Council first place award in poetry, and is currently the director of the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values at Southern Utah University. She directs The Art of Literature program, a partnership between Southern Utah University and the Utah Humanities Council that brings writers to the southern Utah community and to the classroom. She also developed and directs a biannual Creative Writing/Teaching Conference for high school teachers at SUU. Danielle grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, but has lived the last 20 years in southern Utah.
Heather Holland is an instructor of English at Snow College and lives in Ephraim, Utah.
This event is presented by Torrey House Press and Utah Humanities. This event has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council (UHC) enriches our cultural, intellectual, and civic life by providing opportunities for all Utahns to explore life’s most engaging questions and the wonders of the human experience. Torrey House Press is also supported by Salt Lake City Zoo, Arts & Parks and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.