Join the discussion on the joys and challenges of small-town America


By Sarah Riehm
Community in Conversation

Our Community in Conversation seminar series continues starting Tuesday, April 6, with the discussion book “Small Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future” by Robert Wuthnow. 

The purpose of Community in Conversation is to find common ground and equip people with tools they need to have meaningful discussions on important issues in our community. These discussions are free and offered on the Zoom platform until COVID restrictions are lifted. 

Small-Town America runs for eight weeks on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. If you’d like to be on the distribution list for the Zoom invitations, please email Sarah Riehm at

“So many books about ‘issues’ these days are written with a political ax to grind or a religious agenda,” said organizer Sarah Riehm. “This book offers a refreshingly neutral look at the benefits and challenges of living in a town like Pagosa Springs. This should be a great discussion for people new to town, as well as old-timers who will be encouraged to tell their important stories.” 

All are welcome to join the conversation. 

Riehm has taught in the MBA schools at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Texas. She is an experienced workshop and seminar leader. Over the years, she has been a community leader and city commissioner in Texas. She also holds an MFA in writing for stage and screen and is an active working writer, playwright and screenwriter. 

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