Literary Arts DirectorBrooke Harless MacMillan is a Colorado native with a BA in Creative Writing, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Maryland. She served in the Peace Corps teaching writing and resource sustainability in Jamaica before moving to Crested Butte in 2005, where she wore many different hats in the community, including: photographer and writer for the Crested Butte News and Crested Butte Magazine; coordinator and eventually director of GCSAPP, a Gunnison County youth services nonprofit; Board Vice President for Gunnison Country Partners; and Alpenglow Gallery Director. She and her husband, Jason moved to Istanbul in 2012 where Brooke worked for the Turkish Film Channel and wrote for Istanbul-based publications. After moving to Scotland in 2014, she completed her MFA thesis manuscript on oral histories of older people in northeast Scotland, and a look at aging and the elderly in our global context— a project she is currently expanding into a book for commercial publication. Brooke also delighted in attending and studying many of the abundant UK literary programs and festivals while living in Scotland, and is thrilled to return to Crested Butte to direct the Center for the Arts new Literary Arts Department.
classes / eventsCommunity Sound Healing - July 22
Eat Your HeArt Out - July 24 + Aug 21
Acrylic Workshops with Beth Zink - July 28 + 29
Gunnison Valley Literary Festival - Aug 28 - 30
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