My guest today is international bestselling author Shelley Read. Shelley’s debut novel, Go as a River, is an amazing story that’s being translated into over thirty languages. Shelley taught writing and literature as a Senior Lecturer at Western Colorado University for nearly three decades, where she was also a founder of the interdisciplinary Environment & Sustainability major and the PRIME program for at-risk students. She’s a regular contributor to Crested Butte Magazine and Gunnison Valley Journal. Shelley is a fifth-generation Coloradoan who lives with her family in the Elk Mountains of the Western Slope. I found Shelley to be energetic, enthusiastic, and deeply insightful. I truly enjoyed my conversation with Shelley and I hope you do as well.
In our conversation we discussed the natural world as a powerful source of inspiration and learning, the creative process and the role our masculine and feminine sides play in it, vulnerability and humility as key values for transcending, persistence, and the importance of quieting the cultural noise to let the inner truth arise.
Guest Name: Shelley Read
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