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March 2023: I’d Rather Die, They Said: Reading Your Work in Public with John Lanci

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our March 2023 Writer’s Night on Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 6 p.m. at The Art Center in Grand Junction. **Please scroll all the way down past the event post to register.


I’d Rather Die, They Said: Reading Your Work in Public with John R. Lanci

Polls indicate that the number one fear people have is a fear of public speaking. Fear of death only comes in second.

Join John Lanci for a workshop on how to overcome fear and become a more effective reader of your own work. John, current vice president of the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, has forty years of public speaking under his belt—as a teacher, a giver of stirring sermons, and a retreat master. Your time together will be a workshop, not a lecture, in which participants share their experiences as well as their own tips for sharing their work with others. NO ONE WILL BE FORCED TO FACE THEIR FEARS!! Come and listen to your peers, and share if you like.


Bio John Lanci

Born and raised in upstate New York, John taught for over thirty years at Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts, where he remains a professor emeritus in the department of Religious Studies. He holds degrees in classics, ministry, and religion from NYU, Notre Dame, and Harvard. After retiring, he moved to Grand Junction in 2020 to be closer to his family and to finally enjoy life in high desert country after decades of high humidity, lush mosquito-harboring vegetation, weeks of cloudy days, and periodic hurricanes. He has published two books and a monograph on the Bible as well as a number of academic articles on religion and pedagogy. Now he writes for fun.


March 7
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Art Center
1803 N. 7th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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