#Durango Public Library #Literary Festival 

Phil Slattery, 2015

I attended the Durango Literary Festival at the Durango Public Library last night to find out what it was about.  There were ample and excellent refreshments (almost a buffet), beer, wine, and iced tea.  Maria’s Bookshop of Durango sponsored the event.  The speaker was New York Times best-selling author of The Passage trilogy, Justin Cronin.  Mr. Cronin was an excellent and entertaining speaker  and provided many insights into how he writes, develops characters, and how he formulated the ideas behind his trilogy.

I recommend attending next year’s event if you can.   Here are a few photos of this year’s event.

Justin Cronin Photo

Justin Cronin, May 4, 2017 Durango, CO Public Library

Photo of the crowd at the Durango Literary Festival, May 4, 2017

The crowd at the Durango Literary Festival, May 4, 2017

The Farmington Writers Circle Meet and Greet Has a Venue!

cropped-inside-og2-2-aTonight, Roberta Summers, a founding member of the Farmington Writers Circle, arranged to have our writers networking event (which we currently refer to by the working title of “the Meet and Greet”) at the Artifacts Gallery, 302 East Main, Farmington, during the city’s Art Walk on June 9 between 5pm-9pm.

Details on the event are still being worked out, but we plan on inviting as many authors and novelists from the Four Corners area to be there to meet their readers, participate in readings and book-signings and to network with any local publishers, critics, reviewers, and anyone else involved in the local writing industry.

Anyone who reads anything or is involved in reading, writing, or literature is invited to attend.  If you are a reader or writer of any genre (published or unpublished), an arts or literature critic, a reviewer, a publisher, a literary agent, someone who interviews writers or authors on radio or TV, if you promote reading, writing, or literacy in any way, manner, shape, or form, you do not need an invitation, you are invited to attend.

The names of the authors and novelists expected to attend will be announced as they respond to our invitations, but, if you are an author/novelist, you don’t need an invitation to attend.  Just show up, meet new readers, and pass out your business cards and other contact info.

The entire purpose of this event is for writers of all types to make contacts and to network.

Refreshments will be available along with a salsa-tasting.   At least some of our local members will have books to sell.

Check back for more details as we approach June 9.   Submit any questions you have via this website.  Don’t forget that you can find a link on the right-hand menu to sign up to follow our blog.