“Why Does Art Matter?” by Jonathan Montgomery

The following article appears in the first edition of Turn Out, a new zine of poetic journalism edited by Ellie Swensson of Boulder Writers Warehouse.  The bi-monthly (every other month) publication is funded by the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture, and aims to give exposure to local creative projects and events.  This edition also includes …

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“Attention All Military Veteran Poets!” by UrWill Rocks!

As Nick Morgan presents his war-torn writing at the monthly poetry open-mic in Nederland, his voice is loud and clear, he holds himself straight and firm, and he makes eye contact with the audience. He speaks confidently about his personal experiences in joining the Army, going to war in Baghdad, and his silent return home. …

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“BLDG 61: Making Creative Community” by Michael Malpiedi

Earlier last month the Boulder Public Library officially opened the city’s new makerspace, BLDG 61. What is a makerspace you may be wondering? A makerspace is a creative community hub that is completely free and accessible to the public. Located behind the Canyon Theater, BLDG 61 houses a wide assortment of creative tools from 3-D …

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