The Literary Salon is fashioned after the great salons of Paris in the Eighteenth Century, and is free and open to the public. Members talk about their writing successes and challenges, solicit advice, share their experiences and keep each other up-to-date on trends. Our topics range widely–covering the art, psychology, spirituality, business and craft of writing and publishing. All genres and experience levels are welcome.

This Literary Salon will have two headliners this time around, members J.L. Forrest and Karen Douglass will be hosting and reading from their novels for the discussion.

 The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required. Please register for this event at: Boulder Writers’ Workshop at

Event will take place Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 3-5PM at Arapahoe Conference Room at Boulder Public Library



J.L. Forrest lives in Boulder, Colorado with the actor and stage artist Shana Cordon and two enormously spoiled cats. He teaches and writes in Boulder, but migrates regularly to Seattle, Washington and Roma, Italia. Most of his work fits neatly within the science-fiction rubric, but every few stories he tries something different. A new anthology of his short stories will be available later this year. You can reach him at or on Twitter @WordForrest.


Karen Douglass, a Colorado writer, has published short fiction, many individual poems and five books of poetry. She has a BS (Chapman College), an MA (Georgia Southern) and an MFA (Vermont College). She is a co-host for an ongoing poetry reading in Lafayette CO, a member of Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop, Colorado Independent Publishers Association (board member), and Boulder Writers’ Workshop. You can find her full bio and publication list at