This weekend ushers in the 3rd annual Moab Confluence Literary Festival. I would have blogged about this sooner, but the germs of the world have wreaked havoc upon me for well over a week now and my productivity has been slapped hard. Also…I’m missing the Confluence. About which I’m really bummed. I like writing, I like Moab, and I like the writing of Craig Childs, whose workshop I would have been taking. As it is, I can only share the barest conference deets with you all and hope that I can make it next year.
In its own words, Confluence is “a celebration of reading and writing in the West and aims to inform, inspire, engage, and enrich the community through literary arts.” It engages the local community commencing with a 7pm reading by Childs tonight at the Grand County Library, which is FREE and open to the public. Tomorrow there are half-day workshops, featuring Childs, Jack Loeffler, and William deBuys. The authors read at the very cool Back of Beyond Bookstore tomorrow night. Several other events occur before a “slide show, dance party” on Saturday night, featuring the adventure travels of Childs.
This year’s theme is water. (Hey, same as the one for Blog Action Day!) As you might guess, water is always a very important, often touchy subject in our dry state.
Well, back to healing up. If you’re in Moab, make it to one of these cool events if you can. There’s a space open in Craig Childs’ workshop for tomorrow now! Call (435) 210-1384 t0 sign up for it.
[photo courtesy of juliejordanscott]