Laura V. Keegan lives in Edgewater Co. She is the proud mother of three sons. She was elected as President of the Poetry Society of Colorado in May of 2014. Before that, she served as Membership Chairman. She served as President for Foothills Writers group for eight years, and is currently a member of the Inklings Critique group, who critique and edit poetry, The Critiquers, who edit and critique nonfiction, fiction and poetry, Denver Woman’s’Press Club, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, IPAL and Author U. Being a member of many other writing organizations keeps her in tune with her writer’s muse. Her debut novel, Haunting at Remington House, was released in 2014 and is available at all online retailers through her website: Laura’s website address is www.lauravkeegan.com. A book of her poetry, Dark Side of My Soul, is scheduled for release soon. She has also written numerous short stories.
Laura has served since February of 2009 as a member of the Edgewater City Council. She was reelected in November of 2013 to serve another four years. She carried the Group Home Ordinance, the Smoking Prohibition Ordinance and the Rental Property Maintenance Code Ordinance. She has been an active attendee of numerous city boards and commissions as well as an active voice for the citizens.
Laura is also a medium. She does readings for the private sector as well as having spent the past three Halloween seasons at the famous Brown Palace Hotel in Denver taking guests on tours and sharing her and others’ experiences as they visit the many haunted rooms.
Laura is one of the three founders of the Edgewater Arts Project, a nonprofit group formed to bring art and culture to the community. The EAP is one of the originators, as well as a sponsor, of the Celtic Harvest Festival Edgewater which had its debut in 2010. In 2009, EAP presented a play in the park with a production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream—from fundraising, costuming, props, directing, managing and finding actors and actresses—to the finish!, which culminated in a two night event. This was the highlight of months of their hard work and determined dreams to present a polished and professional production.
The conviction that we all must act to make the world a better place, that we cannot and should not choose to remain silent but should all have a voice to bring about change; a love of words and images; a sense of humor; and a history with the darkness known as depression, color her world.