CHEYENNE, WYO. – Literary Connection, the annual meeting of readers and writers, is almost here.
Sponsored by the LCCC Foundation, this year’s event features guest authors George Bilgere and Allen Kurzweil. The YMCA Writer’s Voice is a program partner for Literary Connection.
- 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2: Writing Workshop, includes continental breakfast (free)
- 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3: Author Lectures and Book Signing, includes lunch ($30)
Open to the public, these events take place in LCCC’s Union Pacific Centennial Room in the Center for Conferences and Institutes. Registrations is required and can be done by calling (307) 778-1285 or visiting lcccfoundation.edu. The registration deadline is Sept. 21.
Award-winning poet George Bilgere’s works include Imperial, The White Museum, Haywire, The Good Kiss, and The Going. His poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Southern Review, and many other journals and anthologies. His poems are often heard on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio program, The Writer’s Almanac and he has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion.
Allen Kurzweil shares his unusual story of trauma and transcendence. In his nonfiction chronicle Whipping Boy, where he records his decades-long search for the boarding-school bully who tormented him, and then confronts the emotional and personal toll that resulted from facing down his ancient demon. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Vanity Fair. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities and more.
People can learn about the Foundation's other cultural events by visiting the events page.