Andrea Gibson is Colorado’s Poet Laureate

We’re excited to announce Andrea Gibson as the new Colorado Poet Laureate! The Poet Laureate serves as an active advocate for poetry, literacy, and literature by participating in readings and other events at schools, libraries, literary festivals, and the State Capitol.  We look forward to working with Andrea (they/them) as they create opportunities to expand Coloradans’ engagement with the written and spoken word. Join us in congratulating Andrea on this exciting new role!

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” opens on August 26 in Walsenburg and is open until October 9 when it will then move to nine other Colorado towns over the course of 18 months. Join us this Saturday, August 26 at 5 p.m. for the opening celebration and visit our calendar for information on accompanying events going on in Walsenburg.

History Live! Durango September Events

The Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable has coordinated a month of history, anthropological, and archaeological events in La Plata County this September that will include two Chautauqua presentations in Durango by national scholar Brian “Fox” Ellis. The first performance is “Adventures with John James Audubon” on Thursday, September 28, 7-8 p.m. and the second is “Charles Darwin and His Revolutionary Idea” on Friday, September 29, 7-8 p.m.

Call for Submissions, Judges, and Selectors – Colorado Book Awards 2024

Book submissions for the 2024 season open September 1, 2023 and close January 5, 2024. Interested in selecting or judging? Visit the Colorado Book Awards page for more information on how to apply or submit your book.

Did you miss this year’s finalist readings in Colorado Springs? Or perhaps you want to see the celebration event in the beautiful Penrose House Garden Pavilion? Recordings of all finalist readings and the celebration are now available to view on our YouTube and will soon be available on Facebook.

Don’t Miss The Five States of Colorado!

Over the course of the next few months, The Five States of Colorado will be screened at various locations statewide. Check our calendar for the schedule. As of now, screenings will be in Centennial, Trinidad, and Alamosa.


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