Rowena Alegría

Chief Storyteller

City & County of Denver

Rowena Alegría is Chief Storyteller for the City & County of Denver, founder and director of
the city’s first Office of Storytelling and the citywide storytelling project ,'I Am Denver.' She is
a 2019 Jack Jones Literary Arts Fellow, a 2019 Vermont Studio Center Fellow and a 2018
Writing by Writers Fellow. She earned an MFA in Fiction from the Institute of American
Indian Arts. A career journalist, communications executive and speech writer, she is writing
a novel that plays with form and the history of the Southwest.