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L Rose photoMesa Verde, CO:  Writer/photographer and Mancos resident, Linda Rose, is Mesa Verde National Park’s Artist in Residence, from September 2-14. Join Linda for a free creative writing workshop in the backcountry at Mesa Verde National Park. Experience the silence and solitude of an Ancestral Pueblo site and be inspired by the location to express your thoughts in writing. No experience necessary.

Two sessions are planned:

Mug House: Tuesday, September 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Step House: Tuesday, September 10 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Contact Linda via email to reserve your spot and get detailed information:  Only six spots each day, so reserve early.

Linda Rose has had a full career working in various aspects of the art world from freelance artist to educator. Her work currently focuses on photo/journal books that feature travels to various parts of the world as well as books on family history. Linda has an MFA from the University of North Texas. For a number of years she worked as an artist doing monumental fiber art works, before entering the world of education where she taught art to students at all levels. While at Mesa Verde, Linda will photograph and spend time in the backcountry doing creative writing. Her culminating project will be a book called, “Reflections on Mesa Verde.” This project will add one more “tessera” to the “mosaic” which makes up the landscape of Mesa Verde.

Mesa Verde National Park’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program provides professional artists the opportunity to become part of a long established tradition of artists creating art in our national parks. The AIR program is managed for the park by the nonprofit Mesa Verde Museum Association. Learn more at and at


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