Alumnus Justin Hocking is reading tonight from his new memoir, The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld, at 7:30pm at the Tattered Cover in Denver.

Tomorrow night, Justin reads in Fort Collins as a part of the Crow-Tremblay Alumni Reading Series. This event is free and open to the public, 7:30pm – 8:30pm, at the Colorado State University Center for the Arts.


In an interview from Denver’s Westword, Justin was asked, What advice do you have for budding writers?, and he answered:

Take risks, and don’t be afraid to get lost — some of the best writing arises from uncertainty, from stumbling around in the dark. I don’t advocate for intentional suffering, but the beauty of the writing life is that you can transform traumas and difficulties into art. This profession also requires a special combination of sensitivity to the world and people around you, alongside pretty hardcore grit and perseverance.