Reading of inspirational stories of women surviving wildfires takes place June 22

In honor of the two-year anniversaries of the High Park Fire, the Lower North Fork Fire and the Waldo Canyon Fire, a group of women who have been impacted by wildfires will be sharing their stories and poems on Sunday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Jax Outdoor Gear (outside at the pond), 1200 North College Ave. in Fort Collins.

The event honors women across Colorado who have experienced Colorado wildfires. Some of the stories and poems that will be shared will be featured in the upcoming book “Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking through Fire” (Morgan James Publishing, New York).

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Co-authors of the book and event organizers, Kristen Moeller and Leslie Wharton, both lost their homes in separate Colorado wildfires. Anyone impacted by fire is welcome to join together to hear these powerful and inspiring tales of loss, love and rebuilding lives. Insight and information will be offered to those who wish to support other Coloradans in losses through other fires and flood.

Stories and poems are still being accepted go to for details.