Monday, March 22, 2010

Vicki Lindner conducts reading and workshop March 26 in Rock Springs

Vicki Lindner, mentor to an entire generation of writers in Wyoming, will be returning to the state for a March 26 event in Rock Springs. Vicki retired from University of Wtyoming a few years ago. She's the recipient of two creative writing fellowships (1991 and 2005) from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Here's a press release about the event:

Journalist and fiction writer Vicki Lindner will read from her work on Friday, March 26 at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. The event will take place in Room 1302 at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Lindner has published a novel, Outlaw Games, and many short stories, essays, magazine and newspaper articles. In these different genres she has written about cooking, bird watching, loneliness, dinosaurs, sculpture, not having children, travel, and medical malpractice. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, American Nature Writing, and The Seneca Review. Her short story about karate, “Barefoot to the Bridge in Winter,” was the Fiction Premiere for New York Woman.

Before moving West, Lindner worked as a freelance writer for publishing companies and magazines in New York City. Her collaborative project, The Money Mirror: How Money Reflects Women’s Dreams, Fears, and Desires, with psychotherapist, Annette Lieberman, was published in three different editions and featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. An Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Wyoming, where she taught creative writing for twenty years, she is presently on the faculty of Lighthouse Writers in Denver.

Lindner has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State, the PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Project, and the Wyoming Arts Council. She is presently working on Baby, It’s You, a memoir about her romance with the only black athlete in her New Jersey high school in the early sixties. She lives on Capitol Hill in Denver and spends summers in her cabin near Dubois.

The event is made possible by the support of the Arlene and Louise Wesswick Foundation.

Lindner will also be offering a workshop for writers on Friday, March 26 from 2-5 p.m. in Room 1408 on the WWCC Rock Springs campus.

For more information, contact WWCC Associate Professor of English Rick Kempa at or 307-382-1731.