R.I.P. Edward Bryant

I was very sorry to hear the news yesterday that Edward Bryant has passed away.

From 1990-1992, I attended the Colorado Springs Writers Workshop that he led. Once a month, the group met at the UCCS campus and carved up each other’s stories. He was knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging only when that made sense. I’m pretty sure Ed disliked everything I wrote back then (no doubt it was wretched and the whole group deserved halos for reading that stuff), but he was honest and gave practical advice nevertheless. He was a kind professional.

He was also a damn good writer.

I can only hope that now we’ll finally get that definitive collection in memoriam.

Edward Bryant (1945-2017)

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