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Redrock Writing Seminar 2019

When: March 2, 2019 @ 9am - 1:30pm

Where: Community Building at 245 N  200 W

2019 Faculty

Kimberly Johnson
Kimberly Johnson

Writing the Senses

Kimberly Johnson is a poet, translator, and literary critic as well as BYU professor of poetry and Renaissance literature, advocating for attention to the most specific detail in both perception and language.  Her collections of poetry include Leviathan with a Hook, A Metaphorical God, and Uncommon Prayer.  She has also published book-length translations of Virgil and Hesiod.  Her various works have appeared in publications including The New Yorker, Slate, and Modern Philology.  Recipient of grants and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Utah Arts Council, and the Mellon Foundation, Johnson lives in Salt Lake City with her two sons.

Amy Jarecki
Amy Jarecki

Writing Heart-Stopping Historical Fiction

Amy Jarecki is a multi-award-winning and Amazon All-Star author with 29 books in print.  She currently studies karate and can be found hiking around Saint George.  Grabbing life and reaching for the stars, she has reinvented herself a number of times:  she sang and danced with the Follies, was a ballet dancer, a plant manager, and an accountant in Australia. After earning her MBA from Heroit-Watt University in Scotland, she dived into the world of historical romance and hasn’t returned. Learn more about her books on 


Reuben Wadsworth
Reuben Wadsworth

The Art of Seeing

Reuben Wadsworth earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from USU and a Master of Arts in history from UNLV.  He devoted his graduate research and Master’s thesis to the history of national park transportation, most notably Zion National Park’s shuttle system. Once a sports reporter for Deseret News, sports editor for Iron County Today, grant writer, and travel writer, he transitioned to teaching.  He reports for St. George News, exploring historical details about alluring places within the region. Returned to his native Hurricane to make a permanent home with his wife and three daughters, he teaches English and creative writing at Hurricane Middle School as well as history at DSU.

Redrock Writers depends on the voluntary efforts of Southern Utah writers who participate in our collective learning, write and read their poetry, and help organize and lead our regular activities. We deeply appreciate the contributions of members of UTSPS Dixie Chapter, the Utah State Poetry Society, the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, the Heritage Writers Guild and The League of Utah Writers. We also express appreciation to outstanding poets from across America who participate in blind judging our yearly contest.

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