2018 Gold Rush Writers Conference


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Dan Harder
Dan Harder

Dan Harder

Dan Harder has published dozens of articles and features in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, other newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. His commentaries have been heard on NPR as well as other radio programs. Dan's stage plays have been performed in over thirty theaters in Europe and the States (including just up the road at Murphys Creek Theater!). He's won a San Francisco Bay Area Playwrights Award and his play, A Killer Story, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

He has published three books of poetry: Rave, Generous Misgivings, and Askew; two photo-essay books: San Francisco Points of View, and France; and two children's books: A Child's California and Colliding with Chris, which received the Children's Choice Award.

Dan wrote the libretto for the opera Zipperz which premiered at the Paramount Theater in Oakland and was released on CD and MP3 by Warner Brothers six months ago. Dan's past includes working as a cowboy, a translator and crÍpe chef in France, a swing-shift worker pulling chain in an Oregon lumber-mill, and co-owner of a successful restaurant in San Francisco. He recently received a commission to write the libretto for another opera.

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