Karen Auvinen

KAREN AUVINEN is an award-winning poet, mountain woman, life-long westerner, writer, and the author of the memoir Rough Beauty: Forty Season of Mountain Living, a 2019 Finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Karen earned an MA in poetry from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D in fiction from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and presently teaches writing workshops at Lighthouse North and film, pop culture, and storytelling to freshman at CU – Boulder.