Karen Auvinen

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  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Process
  • Poetry
Karen Auvinen

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Karen Auvinen (she/her/hers) is poet, mountain woman, life-long westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living, a finalist for the 2019 Colorado Book Award. Her body of work traverses the intersection of landscape and place, examining what it means to live deeply and voluptuously, and has appeared in The New York Times, Real Simple, Westword, LitHub and The Rumpus, among others. Awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations, and two Academy of American Poets Awards. Past gigs include Writer-in-Residence for the State of Colorado. Currently, she teaches film, storytelling, and media studies to first-years at the University of Colorado – Boulder.

Classes with Karen Auvinen

Compelling Characters (Zoom)
Fiction, Nonfiction/Memoir

Compelling Characters (Zoom)

October 17, 2021

The Braided Essay
Nonfiction/Memoir

The Braided Essay (Zoom) (Auvinen)

December 04, 2021

8-Week: Daytime Writing the Memoir
Nonfiction/Memoir

8-Week: Daytime Writing the Memoir (Zoom)

October 20, 2021

Karen Auvinen's Published Work

  • Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

    Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

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  • Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living

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