Date(s) - April 11, 2024
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Twenty Bellows Panel & Workshop

Owning Your Voice: A Generative Workshop for Storytellers of Every Stripe

Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center: Thursday, April 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The team at Gregory Allicar Museum of Art are honored to welcome back Twenty Bellows for another event this April!

Owning Your Voice graphic for a generative workshop for storytellers of every stripe on a pool-colored background. Images of Erica Reid, Tamara Yakaboski, and Ally Eden are shown at the bottom.

Join us for a facilitated poetry workshop for writers of all ages and stages. We’ll explore the power of a personal story via guided writing exercises and finish by crafting a collaborative poem together. ADA accessible; space is limited.

Free and open to all, but registration is required!



Owning Your Voice graphic for a generative workshop for storytellers of every stripe on a pool-colored background. At the bottom is an image of the University Center for the Arts.





Erica Reid, MFA and Poet with a profile photo.
Poet Erica Reid, MFA

Coach, Mentor, & Healer Tamara Yakaboski, PhD with a profile photo
Coach, Mentor, & Healer Tamara Yakaboski, PhD

Fort Collins Poet Laureate Ally Eden with a profile photo.
Ally Eden, Fort Collins Poet Laureate













Twenty Bellows logo in red and gray with a calligraphy pen and hammer crossed. Established 2020.About Twenty Bellows (20B)

Twenty Bellows takes its name from the legend of Hephaestus—the Greek god of blacksmiths, metalworkers, and craftspeople. In his palatial workshop on Olympus, he toiled with the help of his enchanted bellows, fashioning tools and weapons that would become mythical in their own right. In the glow of his forge, magic was made through sheer effort and a belief in the potential of creation. As writers, poets, and creators of every sort, we share this belief and have dedicated ourselves to creating something remarkable of our own.

In this debut anthology, we have brought together more than forty literary voices, representative of the spirit and experience of Colorado. Through their words, we have reimagined the character and make-up of the Modern West. This is a collection free from stereotypes and expectations. Moreover, it is an equitable showcase, featuring both newcomers and established talent.

Featuring fiction, non-fiction, essay, poetry, and visual art from every corner of our home state, We are the West: A Colorado Anthology is an exciting introduction to the next generation of diverse storytelling and a continuance of a tradition that began thousands of years ago.

Contributors: Aaron M. Moe, Amy Wray Irish, Andy Mast, Ashley Howell Bunn , Ashley Lawrence, Austin Hawkins, Brice Maiurro, Carla Sciaky, Chiyo (Laurie Quinn), Claire Ibarra, Constance Moylan, Cynthia Burkhart, Dianna Vagianos Armentrout, Eleanor Perry-Smith, Erica Reid, Ernest Nitka, Gage Anderson, Heather Hein, Ingrid Wagner Walsh, Jessica Rigney, Jonathan Purdy, Julie Kim Shavin, Kaia Gallagher, Kierstin Bridger, Kika Dorsey, Lyndsie Conklin, Madison Gill, Marissa Forbes, Maz Bangs, Meghan DeJong, Meghan Wilbar, Morgan Blair, Patty Tomsky, Rachel Lee, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Sarah Reichert, Shae Lee, Theresa McLaren, Trystan Popish

Edited by: James P. Stuart, Marissa Forbes, Asha Grebenik, and Michael Kreger

–from the Twenty Bellows website, twenty