Modern Event

This May to October, Campfire Stories returns to the Modern!

Join us around the fires in the Modern courtyard every second Sunday to experience this intimate storytelling event.

Sunday, June 9 Featured Artists:

Kim Barnes, CMarie Fuhrman, Robert Wrigley

Kim Barnes

Kim Barnes spent her childhood in the logging camps and small towns along the North Fork of Idaho’s Clearwater River. Her first memoir, In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for Nonfiction. In addition to two memoirs, she is the author of three novels, including A Country Called Home, winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction; and In the Kingdom of Men, a story set in the 1960s oil camps of Saudi Arabia, which was long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her essays, poems, and stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, including The New York Times, The Georgia Review, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. A former Idaho Writer in Residence, recipient of the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and a University of Idaho Distinguished Professor Emerita, she lives with her husband, Robert Wrigley, in the mountains of northern Idaho.

CMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman is a poet and author whose work is inspired by the Western landscape. She is the author of the poetry chapbook Camped Beneath the Dam, as well as the co-editor of two significant anthologies, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous Poetry, Craft, and Conversations. She has poetry and nonfiction published or forthcoming in a variety of publications, including, Emergence Magazine, Platform Review, Northwest Review, Yellow Medicine Review, Poetry Northwest, and various anthologies.  CMarie is the director of the Elk River Writers Workshop and a regular columnist for the Inlander. She is the Associate Director and Poetry Director for Western Colorado University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing, where she teaches Nature Writing. CMarie is the host of Terra Firma, a Colorado Public Radio program. She is a former Idaho Writer in Residence and lives in the Salmon River Mountains of Idaho.

Robert Wrigley

Robert Wrigley has published twelve books of poetry, most recently The True Account of Myself As a Bird. He is also the author of a collection of essays, Nemerov’s Door.  A former Kingsley Tufts Award winner, a Guggenheim and two-time NEA fellow, he is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Idaho, and lives in the woods north of Moscow, Idaho, with his wife, the writer Kim Barnes.