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SALIDA – Kent Haruf Celebration
September 22 @ 3:00 pm - September 24 @ 12:00 pm| $100.00
The first Kent Haruf Literary Celebration will be held September 22 – 24, 2017 at the SteamPlant Event Center in Salida, Colorado.
Check-in begins on Friday, Sept. 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and continues Saturday morning from 8:00 – 9:00 during the breakfast buffet.
The Literary Celebration opens with Chris Outcalt’s Plenary Speech entitled Kent Haruf: The Man and His Work. Morning and afternoon sessions will include presentations and discussions of central themes, images, characters, and relationships in Haruf’s novels, his distinctive style and method of crafting his works, as well as the geography and culture of CO so central to his works. Kathy Conde is leading a session on creative writing, emphasizing Haruf’s treatment of place. Sue Hodson, curator of Literary Manuscripts at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California, will also speak.
Carol Samson and The Chalk Horse Theater will present “harufspeak: An Adaptation of Selected Haruf Writings” on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. And on Sunday morning, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a Q and A with Cathy Haruf.
To register, and for more information, go to honorkentharuf.org/literary-celebration.