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Lean In and Listen: An Evening With Aaron Abeyta

October 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join GARNA for what promises to be a moving literary exploration of wildness, wilderness, and the human condition.  This evening presentation with poet and social/environmental advocate, Aaron A. Abeyta, will follow an afternoon writing workshop. A Colorado native, Abeyta is a professor of English at Adams State University and the Mayor of Antonito, Colorado, his hometown.

He is the author of four collections of poetry and one novel. For his book, Colcha, Abeyta received an American Book Award and the Colorado Book Award. In addition, his novel, Rise, Do Not be Afraid, was a finalist for the 2007 Colorado Book Award and El Premio Aztlan. Abeyta was awarded a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for poetry, and he was recently named the Poet Laureate of Colorado’s Western Slope by the Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival.

Aaron has over 100 publications, which includes work published in ‘An Introduction to Poetry, 10th ed.’ ‘Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, & Drama, 8th ed.’ ‘Conversations in American Literature: Language, Rhetoric, & Culture’ ‘Colorado Central Magazine’ ‘The High Country News’ and numerous other journals.

Abeyta received his MFA from Colorado State University. He lives in Antonito, Colorado where he can remain close to his family and culture, both of which greatly influence his work.

This program takes place at the Salida Scout Hut, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on October 28.

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October 28, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Salida Scout Hut
Salida, CO 81201 United States

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PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.