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 October 16 in Alamosa and is open until November 25 when it will then move to eight other Colorado towns over the course of 18 months. Join us on October 20 at 7 p.m. for the opening celebration and visit our calendar for information on accompanying events going on in Alamosa.

Colorado Gives Day is December 5!

Any gift you make through our ColoradoGives online profile from November 1 through December 5 will count toward Colorado Gives Day, support the cause, benefit all our program partners and participants, and establish your place as a defender of Colorado’s common good. Thank you for being an important part of our work and our story by donating to Colorado Humanities in this united giving effort.

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.

Five States of Colorado Screenings in Trinidad

Starting on November 17, Trinidad will hold screenings of The Five States of Colorado featuring a Q&A session with an expert from the film or a Community Conversation with a trained facilitator to encourage dialogue and reflection on the diverse cultural and geographical tapestry of Colorado. Visit the Community Conversations page to view the screening schedule.


Colorado Humanities is seeking a vibrant leader to assume the role of Associate Director. This is a full-time position, with full benefits and potential for advancement. Qualified candidates will hold a postgraduate degree in a humanities discipline or related field and have strong experience in organizational management. Please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to hr@coloradohumanities.org. Applications accepted until November 27, 2023. No calls please.

Visit our Employment Page to learn about other available positions.


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