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Mar 7, 2018

Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have live readings from this year’s writers-in-residence at the 2018 Arrowmont Pentaculum. Aaron Abeyta, Richard Johnston and Anne-Marie Oomen read selections from their essay, short story and poetry collections. This episode is part one of a three-part series taped live at Arromwmont’s Pentaculum writer’s nights.


Aaron A. Abeyta is a Colorado native and a professor of English at Adams State University. He has authored four collections of poetry and one novel. His book, Colcha, received an American Book Award and the Colorado Book Award. For more information visit Richard Johnston is Assistant Professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. His primary interests are Romantic literature, literature and science, literature and religion, poetry, and drama. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Anne-Marie Oomen is author of the memoir Love, Sex and 4-H, (winner, Next Generation Indie Award for memoir); Pulling Down the Barn, and House of Fields, An American Map. She serves as instructor at the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing at Pine Manor College, MA and Interlochen College of Creative Arts. She lives near Empire, Michigan. For more information please visit


Today’s episode of the Red Clay Rambler Podcast is sponsored by Growlerfest. This special NCECA event connects artists to the craft beer movement, by showcasing the ties between local food, craft beer, and ceramics. This year in Pittsburgh GrowlerFest is partnering with the Brew House Association for an exhibition of hand-made growlers March 2nd- 29th. There will be a public reception & beer mixer in the Brew House Gallery Friday, March 16th from 6-10pm. VIP SpeakEasy Pass tickets are available that evening, which include a select draft pour & finger food, a special tour of "The SpeakEasy Loft", access to "The Distillery" resident artist studios, & a chance to win a one-of-a-kind Growler from Bradley Klem! For more information visit