The Words to Stir the Soul events spotlight some of the region’s best writing by providing a unique opportunity for both readers and attendees to deepen their appreciation of the region in which we live. This year, the Center of the American West will feature the work of Boulder-based poet and essayist, Reg Saner.  His writings and poems have been featured in more than 140 magazines and 40 anthologies. His most recent book, The Four-Cornered Falcon: Essays on the Interior West and the Natural Scene, was published in 2011. In 1999, Mr. Saner became Boulder’s first poet laureate.

Featured Readers include:
Ronald G. Billigsley, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English – David Rothman, Colorado Poet – Laura Pritchett, Colorado Novelist and Essayist – Patty Limerick, Center Faculty Director and Chair of the Board – Joan Hall, Professor of Writing and Rhetoric – Gregory Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court Justice – Art Goodtimes, San Miguel County Commissioner – And many, many more

Photo courtesy of Patty Roper