English Department Events


Spring 2022*

*Please contact Creative Writing Coordinator Heather Fester ( to register for these Fall 2022 events. Once you register, you’ll have access to Creative Writing Events in Microsoft Teams.

Wednesday, February 23: Visiting Writer Series

Karina Manta, UCCS alum and author of On Top of Glass: My Stories as a Queer Girl in Figure Skating 

12:15 - 1:30 pm / Zoom (register here)

Email Chris Martin at with questions.

Thursday, March 10: Craft Talk

Marty Salgado, UCCS CW instructor - “Embracing You: Turning Yourself into a Character”

10:00 am / Online (registration details forthcoming) and in person (Columbine 1028)

Monday, March 14, and Friday, March 18: Visiting Writer Series

Aditi Machado, author of Emporium (NYT Best Poetry of 2020), Some Beheadings, and The End  

  • Craft Talk - Monday, March 14 / 2:00 pm / Heller Center
  • Reading - Friday, March 18 / 7:00 pm / Heller Center

Thursday, April 14: Open Mic

Pizza and prizes! Hosted by UCCS CW instructor Marty Salgado

6:00 - 8:00 pm / UC 122

Sign up to read right before 6:00 pm or email Marty Salgado at for details.

Thursday, April 21: English Career Conversation

  • Kayla Shock, Legislative Analyst, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade
  • Sophia Elisha, Organizer, Converge
  • Rachel Cullen, English Teacher, Air Academy High School & PhD Candidate, UCCS College of Education

4:00 - 5:00 pm / Zoom

Email David Diamond at for more information.

Thursday, April 21: Senior Assessment Social

4:30 - 6:00 pm / MS Teams

Open to all English students.

Email Becky Posusta at for more details and a link to join the meeting.


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