Campfire Stories at the Modern is excited to offer, again, so much wonderful storytelling, and in so many forms. This year we come at you every second Monday of the month, from June to September, with fiction writers, poets, journalists, refugee storytellers, and memoirists. As well, each night of Campfire Stories this season, Chef Nate and the crew will be offering specialized and pre-ticketed dinners for a limited number of Campfire Stories attendees. Look for our first Campfire dinner menu announcement and how to be a part of it all here –

We’ll be going over the season, month by month, storyteller by storyteller, menu by menu.

Campfire Stories 2017, month one:

We kick off on June 12th, 8-10 pm, on the Modern patio, free and open to the public, with H.L. Hix and AK Turner.

H.L. Hix is an amazing poet coming our way from University of Wyoming. He’s all about this:

  1. L. Hix’s recent books include the poetry collections American Anger (Etruscan Press, 2016) and Rain Inscription (Etruscan Press, July 2017); an art/poetry anthology, Ley Lines (Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press, 2014); and a translation (in collaboration with Jüri Talvet) of selected poems by Estonian peasant poet Juhan Liiv, Snow Drifts, I Sing(Guernica Editions, 2013).  He teaches in the Philosophy Department at the University of Wyoming.  He writes in a converted barn, early in the morning so he can hear mice in the walls and raccoons walking across the roof. Check him out at

AK Turner is a remarkable local essayist, creative nonfiction writer, humorist, and overall righteous storyteller. She’s all about this:

AK Turner is a New York Times-bestselling author of the Vagabonding with Kids series, which chronicles her long-term, family travel to Brazil, Australia, and other locations around the globe. She also authored This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor StoreMommy Had a Little Flask, and Hair of the Corn Dog. Her works have been named in BookLife’s Top 5 Indie Books of 2014, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and Independent Publishing Awards in Humor and Travel. Check her out at

Campfire Stories. Not to be missed. See you on the patio.