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Workshop, Community Event, All Ages

June 18

1:00 am - 5:00 pm

An Afternoon of Poetry at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 

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Sunday, June 18, 2023 

 1:00-2:00pm Poetry Reading by Jodie Hollander 


Join Jodie Hollander as she reads from her most recent book Nocturne and earlier works. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. 


Register online for the reading.  


2:00-5:00pm Writing Workshop: Poetry and Deep Time in Northern Colorado 


Come write poetry at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery!  


There is a strong tradition of poets writing about the environment. But what if you consider changes to the environment over millennia? How does time affect place and its inhabitants?  


Using exhibits in the museum’s gallery as a springboard, this workshop will provide an opportunity to creatively explore questions about people, animals, and place in the span of geologic time. This workshop is for anyone interested in thinking and writing creatively about mountains, plains, and sea. No experience necessary. 


This workshop will be led by poet Jodie Hollander, with environmental and historical context provided by State Historian and CSU professor Jared Orsi. 


This workshop is open to anyone age 15 and up. It is limited to 20 participants. 


Cost: $25. Scholarships available. Please contact calmgren@fcmod.org for more information. 


Register online for the workshop.


Jodie Hollander 

Jodie Hollander’s most recent collection, Nocturne, was published with the Liverpool University Press & Oxford University Press in March, 2023. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Colorado Review, The Poetry Review, The Yale Review, PN Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry London, The Hudson Review, The Dark Horse, The New Criterion, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Best Australian Poems of 2011, and The Best Australian Poems of 2015. Her debut full-length collection, My Dark Horses, was published with Liverpool & Oxford University Press.  


Jared Orsi 

Jared Orsi is professor of history at Colorado State University, specializing in environmental and borderlands history. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, he holds an M.A. from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At CSU he teaches U.S. and Mexican history and serves as director of CSU’s Public Lands History Center. In 2003 he won the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2012 the CSU Alumni Association’s Best Teacher Award. In 2017, he won the college’s Ann Gill Excellence in Teaching award and in 2019 was named one of the college’s two Professor Laureates. He currently serves as the State Historian for the state of Colorado.