The Mind of a Maker: Story Tellers and Secondary Worlds
“What really happens is that the story-maker proves a successful ‘sub-creator’. He makes a Secondary World which your mind can enter. Inside it, what he relates is ‘true’: it accords with the laws of that world. You therefore believe it, while you are, as it were, inside.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Mountain Moot takes up the theme of Makers, pondering both the wonders and the consequences of our role as ‘sub-creator’, as Tolkien puts it. What makes one a Maker, and what are the responsibilities and perils of that position? Are our sub-creations inherently good or evil, or do they only become so by the intent of their makers or users? Is the making of art different from the creation of technology? What power do our creations hold over us? All of these issues and more are on the table for our Mountain Moot discussions of literature, television, film, and all other media. Our venue is in the vibrant RiNo Art District next to the South Platte River. Street and paid parking are available in the area, as are some of Denver’s best new restaurants.
Health and Safety: At this time, the venue does not require masks. We will update the event page with any policy changes as the event approaches.
Both on-site and online attendees are invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or performance to our Call for Proposals which closes on September 10th, and which can be found here: