Wolverine Farm Publishing and Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House strive to be valuable resources for local writers of all genres. In order to better serve the writing community and encourage individual authors and poets to interact with one another and build a strong network, we present the Writer in Residence (WIR) program. Each month we select a local writer who agrees to be present and in good writing form at the Publick House throughout the month, and to perform a free, public, in-house reading or workshop.


AUGUST Riley Ann

Riley Ann is a musician & private music teacher in Fort Collins, Colorado, and a former high school English teacher. Her band The Catcalls has been featured in Relix Magazine, Denver Westword, Bandwagon Magazine, & more, and her music has been broadcast on radio stations around the world. More at rileyannsound.com and thecatcallsband.com

Special event:

Free Songwriting Workshop

MARCH Cori Storb

Cori Storb writes because she does not know how to build castles. Although she does know how to build epic treasure hunts, escape rooms, and miniature libraries with books the size of mints. She can be found most nights standing in old town Fort Collins holding a lantern which she uses to lure people to her escape room business: Somewhere Secret. She also spends years at a time traveling the earth capturing photographs and stories. She has been trapped on a pirate ship during a Canadian winter, ridden a camel through the desert swarming with clouds of black scarab beetles, and touched wet noses with a wild deer. Cori has a BA in storytelling. Her work can be seen at www.coristorb.com and instagram: @coristorb

Special events:

Language as a Found Object with Cori Storb, Writer in Residence, March 15, 4-6p

A Story With Cori–Writer in Residence Event, March 29, 4-6pm

FEBRUARY Thomas Ivory Jr.

Thomas is…
As the Colorado sun shine behind afternoonsnow storms. Reappear again before finallyset behind the Rocky Mountain. Peaksabove a valley where a pack of buffalowander. The northern ridge seek eternalenjoyment in the accompanimentof pine trees. And city wolverinesare howling at the moon! Cold winterstarvation for expression of self.
Thomas is…
a poet, journalist, and musician who lives on a farm near Severance, and found Wolverine like a donated book who kept being returned to the volunteer bookstore. Thomas is the co-founder of Beyond Academia Free Skool at Love Shovel Ranch in Nederland, CO.

Special event: Get Weird With Thomas, 2/29 from 4-7pm

JANUARY Ana Martinez-Casas

Ana Martinez-Casas is a Mexican writer. She has a Bachelor in Arts in Hispanic Literature and worked as a copy editor in a newspaper until she realized she craved adventure and started traveling the world. Her adventures have taken her to seven countries in Europe, she has bicycle-toured through Central America, scuba dived in the Caribbean Sea, snowboarded in the Colorado rockies, worked as a whitewater raft guide in the rivers of Colorado and as a backcountry guide in the Wind River Range in Wyoming, road tripped from Colorado to Alaska to rock climb, and has worked on a novel for the past seven years. She published a book of short stories, Flores inmundas (Flowers of Filth), in Spanish in 2014. Nowadays, she is very happy to study Tarot, translate her short stories to English, and to be Writer in Residence at Wolverine Farm. In the future, she will travel the world with her partner in a sailboat. You can follow her literary and other adventures on Instagram @anamtzcasas. Ana will spend her residency at Wolverine Farm in January working on a magical realism novel about the history of Mexico, from the time of the Conquest to the present day. She invites everyone to join in and write their everyday life with a little more magic.

Special Event: Magic Jars: On Magical Realism, The Extraordinary in Everyday Life Sunday January 26th, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm.


JANUARY Joshua Zaffos

FEBRUARY Sarah Paige Ryan

MARCH Elaine Wall

APRIL Ally Eden

MAY John Staughton

JUNE Ivy Hughes

JULY Tirzah Goldenberg

AUGUST Brent Applegate

SEPTEMBER Chelsea Gilmore

OCTOBER Brianna Van Dyke

NOVEMBER Hanna Doreen Brown


JANUARY Michael Bussmann


MARCH Sue Ring deRosset

APRIL Laura Pritchett

MAY Ed Hall

JUNE Jason Hardung

JULY Jack Martin

AUGUST April Moore


OCTOBER Courtney Zenner