Peak writing experience

  Ten Native American writers from around the country will read from their work and participate in panel discussions Oct. 7-9 in the mountain town of Telluride, Colo. The Native American Writers Forum will take up the appropriation of Native American lore by non-Indian writers and how Native American literature and tribal oral histories can be used in the classroom. During the week before the conference, 45 Native American children from regional high schools will participate in workshops led by visiting writers. Cost of the weekend conference is $110, or $60 with student identification. This is the fourth Native American Writers Forum organized by the Telluride Institute, a nonprofit group whose aim is meeting writer Wallace Stegner's challenge to Westerners: "To build a society to match its scenery." For more information, call the Telluride Institute at 303/728-4402.