“Changing Lives” – Nick Cahill And Trevor Jackson

In 2011, Nick Cahill and Trevor Jackson joined their video production and storytelling skills to write, produce, film and edit the video “Changing Lives”, a promotional video supporting the youth leadership and literacy organization Adventure Risk Challenge (ARC) and featuring ARC and Sierra Nevada College alumnus Yami Gutierrez.

Tim Hernandez

Tim Hernandez: 2014 winner of the Colorado Book Award for “Natural Takeover of Small Things”.

Patrick Hicks

His novel (The Commandant of Lubizek) is up for several prizes; The Collector of Names (a collection of short stories) will be published in 2015; and his new poetry collection (Adoptable) is out from Salmon Poetry. A literary trifecta.

Benjamin Busch

Recent appearances on MSNBC, NPR’s Weekend Edition, NPR’s The Takeaway, andv Al Jazeera America; essay published in Harper’s Magazine.

Josh Weil

His novel, The Great Glass Sea, receiving glowing reviews in the Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Huffington Post, Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus, Library Journal, and many more. Recent essay published in The New York Times—“Back in the USSR: Looking for the Russia I Once Knew.”

Patricia Smith

Recent recipient–among many, many other honors–of a Guggenheim Award.

Suzanne Roberts

Recent winner of Creative Nonfiction’s essay contest (with over 800 entries for the prize) for her essay, “Letting Go of Shame.”

Alexi Zentner

His latest novel (The Lobster Kings) loved by too many to name, but among them: The New York Post, Outside Magazine, Boston Magazine, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, and The Toronto Star. It’s being published in Brazil, France, Poland, Germany, and more countries on the way…

Rebecca Makkai

The Hundred-Year House, her recent novel, gaining rave reviews Library Journal, Booklist, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and many more. Recent essays published in Salon.

Brian Turner

Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered; BBC TV (in London and Scotland); recent reviews in—Los Angeles Review of Books, The Irish Times, The Washington Post, NPR Books, The Independent, The Millions, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and more. Essays and excerpts published in Harper’s, Men’s Journal, Shortlist (UK), Guernica, and more.