Rob on Santorini Island (2013)

Author – Poet – Keynote Speaker

Robert Case once lived the life of an overfed, introverted lawyer in Littleton, Colorado, a single-father with a taste for journaling during the early morning hours before leaving for work. The kids were in high school, about to graduate. But then, Columbine happened. His days of practicing law were numbered.

Once the children graduated and moved into their own lives, he pivoted from work and career into creative writing workshops, improv shows, and community theater, including a leading role as Morrie Schwartz in Tuesdays With Morrie. Today, Rob advocates for living well at any age by taking responsibility for the past and choosing resilience and kindness, justice and optimism to light the way forward. Robert is an advocate for bicycle adventure and reading often.

Rob’s latest project is a 90,000-word manuscript titled: Cycling Through Columbine. The book project is one-part travelogue and another-part memoir which takes a deep dive into the art of emancipating children well. Rob is searching for an agent or publisher. Earlier works include: Icarus and the Wing Builder (2014), an entertaining tale of historical fiction inspired by the original myth but told from the perspective of the father. Rob also contributed an essay to the recent book: Are You Still Listening 1969 Stories and Essays (2019).

His keynote is titled: Finding and Following Your Inner Light. In the spirit of Mark Twain, the presentation takes an entertaining and practical look at the best practice methods for emancipating children into adults in a country with a high tolerance for gun violence in public places.

In addition to a JD from the University of Denver, he holds an MS from the University of Utah in Geophysics, and a Geology degree from Allegheny College.

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