Shelley Widhalm is the author of “Quiet Refusal,” which appears in “Rise: An Anthology of Change,” among other published work.

Shelley Widhalm has seen her work published in numerous anthologies and outlets.

Shelley’s short story publications include:

Shelley’s poetry has made some appearances, such as:

  • “Flower Centers,” third place in the adult category, Poudre River Public Library District Battle of the Bards poetry contest, reading April 2017.
  • “Wings,” “Twitter Poem” and “Winter Visitors,” selected for the Northern Colorado Writers poetry collection, Sunrise Summits: A Poetry Anthology, published in 2016, launch party and reading November 2016.
  • “Where do Poems Hide?” a selection in the Poetry Ahead project in Loveland, Colo., to celebrate National Poetry Month in April 2015 with poems on display through the month.
  • “Dad’s Swing Sets,” third place in the adult category, Poudre River Public Library District Battle of the Bards poetry contest, reading April 2015.
  • “Catch a Poem,” first place in the adult category, Loveland Business Team Poetry Contest, reading February 2014.

To learn more about Shelley’s work, visit her Amazon author page at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B081K3B4QJ.

Shelley also is the winner of the 2017 Jerry Eckert Scholarship for the NCW Writers Conference in Fort Collins, Colo., for her 500-word essay, “The Writing Lives of Two Starfish.” The essay describes mentoring a high school student about writing and editing through the Thompson School District 3E program.