Monthly Archives: July 2010

Spoken Word: Sam Smith at Writing the Rockies

I spent the weekend up in Gunnison at the annual Writing the Rockies Conference, hosted by Western State College. While there, I got to enjoy weather that was staggeringly beautiful, great beer from the Gunnison Brewery and the Crested Butte Brewing Company (Gunnison’s GABF Gold Medal-winning Summertime 69 was righteous, by the way), outstanding readings and seminars from the likes of Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason, and an all-around excellent event thanks to the conference director, Dr. Mark Todd, and his team. Props to all.

The high point for me was the open microphone event last night, where I got to read a few of my newest works. Read more