The author of nine books, Laura Pritchett began her writing journey with the short story collection Hell’s Bottom, Colorado, which won the PEN USA Award for Fiction and the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. This was followed by the novels, Sky Bridge, Stars Go Blue, Red Lightning and The Blue Hour, which garnered numerous writing awards. She is the editor of three anthologies: Pulse of the River, Home Land, and Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. She has two nonfiction books: Great Colorado Bear Stories and Making Friends with Death, Kind Of (forthcoming from Viva Editions in Sept 2017). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, O Magazine, Salon, High Country News, The Sun, Brain, Child, and many others. She holds a PhD from Purdue University and teaches around the country.
Stanley Crawford divides his time between writing and farming in Northern New Mexico, where he and his wife Rosemary have lived since 1969. His eight novels include Seed (2015) and Intimacy (2016) (FC2/University of Alabama Press, The Canyon (2015 University of New Mexico Press) , and Village (2017 Leaf Storm Press). A Garlic Testament: Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm (The University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque), is one of his three nonfiction books about Northern New Mexico.
Recipient of two NEA Writing Fellowships and a three-year Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, Crawford has held residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Bellagio Study Center, and Centrum in Port Townsend, Washington. He taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, UMass/Amherst, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Since the early 1980s he has been active in the development of the Santa Fe Farmers' Market. From 1998 to 2000 he directed the preliminary development phases of the Farmers' Market permanent site on the Railyard in Santa Fe under a Ford Foundation Grant.
Stephen Houpt (Musician).
Stephen Houpt is a singer-songwriter (and physics teacher) from Dallas, Texas who spends summers in Taos. Prior to 2014, he had written just two songs in forty years. In July 2014 the acquisition of a 1927 Weissenborn lap steel guitar, inspired a creative burst and since then he has written over sixty new songs.
In 2015 at age 67, Houpt released his first album. Since then he has released two more albums, Sweet Green Mystery (2016), and his new release, a mixture of folk and blues called Just This Moment.
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