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  • Always good to think ahead! Schedule your donation to Colorado Humanities today for activation on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4.

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  • Important News about the Student Literary Awards

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  • Our latest video features Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, Writers in the Schools, and Chautauqua programs.

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  • We're thankful to MileHiCon for selecting Motheread/Fatheread Colorado as beneficiary of their annual literacy auction. The auction was held in October as part of MileHiCon's annual convention in Denver, and sales resulted in a $2,000 gift in support of our program.

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  • At the opening of its Pen & Podium Series, The Denver Post Community Foundation presented special guests from Colorado Humanities with a $5,000 grant to support the Motheread/Fatheread Colorado program. Colorado Humanities is one of five organizations with a program to promote literacy to be recognized by the Series this year.

    Shown here is world-renowned author John Irving, the Series' first speaker for 2017, on hand to congratulate Colorado Humanities Executive Director Maggie Coval, Program Director Josephine Jones, and Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Program Coordinator Vera Atilano.

  • Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, our early childhood and family literacy program, was selected as a semifinalist for the American Prize, one of three new Library of Congress literacy awards celebrated for the first time last November in Washington, D.C. Motheread/Fatheread Colorado is also cited in the Library's new publication for programmatic strategies, Best Practices.

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What's New?

  • Conversation Series About the Experience of War and Coming Home

    Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is partnering with local organizations to host series of three community conversations in 2018-2019 using the anthology Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing that collects writing by local military veterans created in workshops this past year and published this summer.

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  • To find out about the next Motheread/Fatheread Institute in Colorado Springs on February 6-8, please contact Program Coordinator Debbie Butkus at debbie@coloradohumanities.org. If you know you want to join us, please register here.

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  • We opened for submissions for the 2019 Colorado Book Awards on Monday, September 17, 2018 with a deadline of Monday, January 7, 2019! For more information and a link to the online entry form, visit the Colorado Book Awards home page.

  • Newly published! 20 more volumes for our Colorado biography series, Great Lives in Colorado History! Now a 33-book complement, the Great Lives series is designed for elementary readers, and written in English and Spanish. Each biography contains relevant historical photos and information about significant Coloradans in history, study questions, glossaries, timelines and bibliographies for young readers. What great gifts these make for our school libraries and our children, grandchildren, and young friends!

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  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Colorado Book Awards! See the full list of winners here.

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