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Flagstaff Writers Connection and the Museum of Northern Arizona present a showcase of local authors of the Colorado Plateau from a variety of genres who will share their writing process and publishing experiences.

The event, Writing and Publishing on the Colorado Plateau, will feature Samantha Burton, the museum’s publications and bookstore manager; Jean Rukkila, author and illustrator; Don Lago, author; and Gwen Waring, author, illustrator, ecologist. Margaret Erhart, author, will moderate the talks and Q & A session. A book signing will follow the event.

Don Lago's publications include “All About the Grand Canyon,” “The Powell Expedition,” “Grand Canyon: A History of a Natural Wonder” and “National Park and Where the Sky Touched the Earth: The Cosmological Landscapes of the Southwest.”

Gwen Waring's publications include “A Natural History of the Intermountain West,” “Rare Plants and Animals of Northern Arizona” and “A Natural History of the San Francisco Peaks.”

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Jean Rukkila's essays, stories, and poems have appeared in Mountain Gazette, Sonora Review, Flagstaff Live! and The Sun.

The Flagstaff Writers Connection is a newly formed volunteer group organized to connect local writers with each other through workshops, presentations and writing groups. More information can be found at www.flagstaffwritersconnection.com

The event will be held Saturday, May 4, from 2-4 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Free with admission to museum.

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