Skipping Stones –
Karen Griffiths, a fourth generation Coloradan, will offer a program touching points connecting poetry, oral history, and even splashing upon research based non-fiction on March 4, at 7 pm at the UU Church of Greeley, at 929 15th St and 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO.
Karen’s Writing has appeared in many Coloradan newspapers and publications. She was invited as one of eight speakers invited to present for the Mountain Plains Library Association’s program, Country School Legacy; Humanities on the Frontier, directed by Andrew Gulliford, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A retired teacher, Karen resides in Johnstown and in Ouray Colorado. Karen is also a lifetime founding member of the Johnstown Historical Society. At present, she is establishing a poetry performance outreach group, Voices of Poetry, for the Johnstown- Milliken communities that offers poetry events each April in recognition of National Poetry Month. She is also a member of the Greeley Poetry Club.
Karen is currently working on a manuscript that focuses on facts, figures and personal stories about the land and land use connected to three irrigation systems of Larimer and Weld Counties, covering over ten decades of history.
In 2008, Western Reflections Publishing Company released Karen’s non-fiction book, Reflections on Lake Lenore. Karen’s historical prose flows through the pages of this book, capturing the past, present and possible future of the Lake Lenore community on Colorado’s Western slope.
© Contributed by Karen Griffiths
The event is sponsored by Chalice Arts. on March 4, open from 5 to 8 pm, There will also be an exhibit of Fred Myers’s paintings, March 4 – April 11. Fred Myers will talk about his work on April 1, with more information to follow, closer to his event.