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Colorado Book Awards

Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book honored the 2024 Colorado Book Awards finalists and announced the winners in 15 literary categories at a celebration on June 21, 2024 at the beautiful and historic Tivoli Turnhalle theater on the Auraria Higher Education Center campus. Watch the livestream on our YouTube and Facebook.

Museum on Main Street in Paonia

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition drawing on the history and culture of rural America to provoke fresh thinking and spark conversations about the future and sustainability of rural communities, will open in Ignacio at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts through July 20th.

Bilingual Poetry | Poesía Bilingüe

In partnership with the Colorado Alliance of Latino Mentors and Authors (CALMA), eight local poets will enhance the joy of the Spanish language through a bilingual poetry presentation in which each poem is read in English and Spanish.

2024 National Book Fest Selections

The 24th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 24. The event is free and open to the public. This year, Colorado will be represented by 2023 Colorado Book Awards General Nonfiction winner Vauhini Vara’s book The Immortal King Rao (adult title), and 2023 Colorado Book Awards Young Adult Literature winner Meg Long’s book Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves.

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity Podcast

All episodes of the Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity panel discussions are now in podcast form! Check out the list of platforms where you can find it.


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