19th annual seminar will be held on March 20 and 21, 2015, Friday evening at 7 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Winners of the 2015 Student Chaparral Poetry Forum Contest will be announced on Thursday evening, 7:00 pm, March 19th.  Adult winners will be announced Friday, March 20, after the Redrock Seminar Faculty Preview open to the public at 7:00 pm. All events are held in the  Social Hall of the Pioneer Arts Complex, 212 North Main Street.

We are delighted to announce our faculty for the seminar. Registration materials and information. Questions?  Contact Barbara Funke at bfunke2@gmail.com or Markay Brown at nadbmarb@gmail.com. In conjunction with the Redrock Seminar, come early and experience Poetry in the Park, a day of poetry workshops and writing in Zion National Park.  For registration and further information, click here:  www.poetry-in-the-park.com

Redrock Seminar Faculty, 2015

Lola Haskins is a huge fan of Utah and Utah poets.  Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, London Review of Books, Georgia Review, and elsewhere.  Among her awards are the Iowa Poetry Prize, two Florida book prizes, two NEAs, and the Emily Dickinson Award from the PSA.  She teaches for Rainier Writer’s Workshop, a low-residency MFA based in Tacoma, WA.  Her most recent book (of thirteen) is The Grace of Leaving (Anhinga, 2012).

Shane D. Williams shares his unique humor through writing, drawing, motivational speaking and stand-up comedy.  For nearly 10 years he has focused mostly on writing children’s poetry, used in classrooms around the world.  His website shanedwilliams.com. featured in the Boston Globe, has become one of the world’s most visited “poetry for kids” websites.  Shane has written and illustrated The Endless Achoo!, All Mixed Up!, and the award-winning The Sun is on Fire!

Warren Stucki, M.D., is the founding member of Southern Utah Urology, practicing medicine and surgery in St. George, Utah for 35 years.  The author of four novels in two genres, historical non-fiction and medical mystery/thriller, he is under contract to Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, New Mexico, for Hemorrhage and four more novels in his Dr. Cooper Series.  His screenplay Refuge From The Storm was recently made into a short film, and he is working on a stage play.

Sondra Fraleigh, Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York, is a dancer, writer, and teacher of dance and yoga.  For the past twenty years, she has been developing independently of academia through her Eastwest Somatics Institute, which offers international retreats.  Having published eight books and many articles on dance and philosophy, she enlivens her theoretical writing with writing and performing poetry.



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