Colorado Book Award Submissions

The 33rd annual Colorado Book Awards season began on September 1, 2023 for books published for the first time between October 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023. The last day to submit is January 5, 2024. We are particularly interested in receiving and reviewing works created by authors of communities that have been historically marginalized and excluded. To submit, visit the Colorado Book Awards page. 

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” closed in Alamosa on November 25 and opened December 4 in Trindad where it remains open until January 13. The grand opening is on Saturday, December 9 at Space to Create with additional events to follow thereafter in January. A full list of events is available to view on our website.

Five States of Colorado Upcoming Screenings

Free screenings of The Five States of Colorado continue with the next three taking place in Trinidad at H.R. Sayre Senior Center on December 15, Durango at The Powerhouse on January 11, and Ridgway at The Sherbino on January 25. Following each screening, Colorado Humanities offers either 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.

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!


Inspiring conversation and exploration of our shared cultural heritage



Are you thinking of applying for a Colorado Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant? Applications open soon! Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (COSHARP) grants


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