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The Redrock Writers 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  historic St George, Utah Opera House, 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, 2014

Lyman Dayton has produced, written and directed 17 films over 35 years. They include Where The Red Fern Grows, Seven Alone, and Against a Crooked Sky.  When he moved from Southern California to Santa Clara and discovered Southern Utah’s abundant and varied locations, he continued film making with Solo, Red Fury, On Our Own, and Last Resort.  Dayton reserves his efforts for films that elevate the human spirit.  Currently, he is working with the author of Train to Potevka and Van Gogh in Manhattan.  His completed films continue to play on television and sell worldwide on DVD.  Title:  The Power of Visual Art in Motion

Sue Ranglack was named Utah State Poetry Society’s Poet of the Year in 2006 when her manuscript Shouting from the Book of Orange won the Pearle Olsen Manuscript Competition.  Mobius, Comstock Review, Byline, and Encore, among others, have featured her work.  Her chapbook, Running in Place, won the 2004 College Manuscript Competition sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and was published by that organization.  A University of Utah graduate, she teaches creative writing to middle school students in the Canyons School District. She feels her greatest accomplishment is helping excite students about poetry, writing, and immersion in the creative process.  Title:  Flashbulb Writing: Words that Leave an Afterimage

John Calvin Rezmerski’s work has appeared widely in magazines, anthologies and books including Held for Questioning, An American Gallery, What Do I Know?, and Breaking the Rules. For 35 years he taught at Gustavus Adolphus College, entertained hundreds of community audiences live and on radio, and organized conferences and workshops. He has earned a National Foundation for the Arts fellowship, the Riesling Award for science fiction poetry, and the Devins Award and served five years as Poet Laureate of the League of Minnesota Poets.  Title:  The Voices That Are Great Within Us

Dorothy J. Varney enjoyed a career in the travel industry before beginning to write about travel. As a tour guide in Los Angeles, she not only led shore excursions for ships but also operated a greeting service for most major cruise lines on the west coast. For three years she wrote a monthly travel column and published articles in magazines and newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times Sunday Travel Section.  Title:  Travel to Success: Travel Writing for Fun and Profit.

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