Headwaters Poetry Festival


Headwaters Poetry Festival 2017
October 13 – 15.

The 3rd annual Headwaters Poetry Conference will take place at the Gunnison Arts Center from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15. The conference, which is jointly sponsored with the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western, features many of the strongest poets and writers from around the western slope and beyond, presenting readings, lectures, seminars and discussions. This year’s theme is “Colorado’s Western Slope in Fact and Imagination.” Join us for what promises to be one of the most lively literary events in the region this year. Check the GAC website for updated event details.

General public, all-event pass: $60
Student all-event pass: $40
Evening readings only: $10 / reading
Saturday Workshops / Panels only: $40


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The mission of the Headwaters Poetry Festival and the Reading Series is to connect local audiences with strong local and regional creative writers in all genres, through readings, workshops, lectures, discussions and more. In collaboration with the Gunnison Arts Center and other local groups, the Festival holds an annual festival and several readings throughout the year. Previous local readers and presenters have included Kelsey Bennett, Maryo Ewell, Sandy Fails, Karen Hausdoerffer, Elizabyth Hiscox, Alissa Johnson, Douglas Jones, Corrie Knapp, John Nelson, Polly Oberossler, Arvin Ram, Shelley Read, David J. Rothman, Chris Rourke, George Sibley, Mark Todd, Toni Todd, Alan Wartes, and the WordHorde poetry performance group from Western, along with student writers at Western who have published in Pathfinder. Visiting writers have included Bruce Berger, Kiersten Bridger, JD Frey, Art Goodtimes, Jennifer Hancock, Kyle Harvey, John Nizalowski, Danny Rosen, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, and Wendy Videlock.