Laura Bond is a Denver-based writer with more than 25 years of experience in journalism, creative writing, and professional communications. During a six-year post as a staff writer and editor with Westword, Denver’s alternative newsweekly, Laura won numerous local and regional awards including the 2004 Annie E. Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, an Association of Alternative Weeklies Award for Excellence, and several Colorado Press Association honors. She was finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists and recognized by GLAAD.
Laura’s freelance work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, USAA, MTV.com, Fodor’s travel guides, and MAAM Magazine, among others. Her creative nonfiction has been printed in The Rumpus, Longreads, and Ruminate and featured on the podcasts Denver Orbit (www.denverorbit.com) and The Narrators (www.thenarrators.com). Laura regularly performs with The Narrators and The Lulubird Project, a popular live storytelling show in Denver.
In 2012, Laura received the first Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship for Fiction from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, where she is an engaged member. She has studied with authors Alexander Chee, Steve Almond, Helen Macdonald, Leslie Jameson, and others. She has led multi-media storytelling collaborations with The Colorado Symphony, The New York Philharmonic, Stratus Orchestra, The Playground Ensemble, and PlatteForum, where she held a writing residency in 2016.
Laura lives in downtown Denver with her dog, Lora, a rescue from the Bahamas. She is working on a book about the pleasures and virtues of thrift store shopping, which is represented by Monika Verma at the Levine Greenberg Rostan Literacy Agency.
She is aware that this website is lackluster and promises to do better, soon.