Literary Connection

Literary Connection is an annual gathering at LCCC to celebrate the written word and acknowledge the special relationship between authors and readers.

Join us on the LCCC campus for a lively evening with authors Shreve Stockton and Ben Mikaelsen. These authors will share experiences and stories and take questions. This is a wonderful opportunity engage in conversation with fellow readers and enjoy a delicious meal. The event provides a pop-up bookstore with discounted pricing and is capped off with a book-signing with both authors.

Date: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
Location: Laramie County Community College, ANB Bank Leadership Center in the Clay Pathfinder Building

Tickets on sale Aug. 15 here or by calling 307.778.1110.
Cost: $35 per person
Includes: event entry, dinner and a book signing

Table: $250
Includes: event entry for up to 8 individuals, 8 dinners and book signing
For questions, please call the Foundation at 307.778.1110.

About the Authors

Author Shreve Stockton

Shreve Stockton

Shreve Stockton is an acclaimed photographer and the award-winning author of four books. Her first book, Eating Gluten Free, was one of the first gluten-free cookbooks and lifestyle guides to hit the market. Her second book, The Daily Coyote, recounts her first year with Charlie, an orphaned coyote pup she raised, and has been translated into multiple languages. The Daily Coyote, Ten Years in Photographs is a limited edition coffee table book of essays and photographs spanning ten years with Charlie. Her latest book, Meditations with Cows, weaves together memoir, science, and thoughtful reflection to explore the intersection of ecology, agriculture, conservation, and an equitable food system for all.

Shreve’s work has received international recognition and has been featured in numerous outlets, including The LA Times, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, USA Today, and People Magazine.

In 2005, Shreve became enchanted by Wyoming while riding across the United States on her Vespa scooter. Instead of moving back to New York City as planned, she set down roots at the base of the Bighorns.

Shreve Stockton's Official Website

Author Ben Mikaelson

Ben Mikaelsen

Author, Ben Mikaelsen, is winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writer’s Golden Spur Award.  His novels have been nominated to and have won many State Readers Choice awards.   These novels include Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, Touching Spirit Bear,Red Midnight,Tree Girl and Ghost of Spirit Bear.  His novel’s, Rescue Josh McGuire, Petey and Touching Spirit Bear  have been optioned for screen production.  His 10th novel has just been released through Scholastic titled Jungle of Bones.

Ben’s articles and photos appear in numerous magazines around the world, and he has been featured on national TV with "Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures." Most recently, Ben was recognized in People’s Magazine and on Anderson Cooper’s 360 AC Show on TV for the impact his novels have had dealing with “Bullying”.

Ben is known for his in-depth research and the magical worlds he creates.  His research has included flying to the North Pole, going undercover with narcotics agents, living with the homeless in Mexico and with the Massai in Africa, riding a horse across the United States from Minnesota to Oregon, boating the length of Mississippi, driving overland from Montana to the tip of South America (the Terra Del Fuego), over 1000 parachute jumps and racing sled dogs in Northern Minnesota.

Ben has moved to Anacortes, WA where he enjoys fishing and boating with his wife Connie. For twenty-seven years he raised a 700-pound black bear that he saved from a research facility. Join author, adventurer & speaker Ben Mikaelsen virtually, as he shares his insights and a glimpse into his books the students have read.

 Ben Mikaelsen's Official Website