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Don’t Miss the 2014 CAL Banquet!

skyline ballroomJust when you thought this year couldn’t get any better, CAL is about to bring you an event that will inspire you, excite you, and motivate you to move forward in your career as a writer: our annual banquet and business meeting. On Thursday, May 8, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. join other CAL professional writers in the Skyline Ballroom of the newly remodeled Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, for an evening everyone will be talking about. Read More

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Welcome New CAL Member Matt Schild

Matt_SchildMatt Schild has worked as a freelancer for The Onion’s AV Club, Gannett’s Military Times publications, TV Guide, Westword and dozens of other publications. He served as Editor of Aversion, a music/culture publication from 1999-2010. Welcome to CAL Matt!

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Tasting Colorado Book Signing and Tasting

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Chef, Sommelier, and Cookbook Author Michele Morris presents
Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State

Come help celebrate Compleat Gourmet’s anniversary (lots of great store savings) and join the author for a book signing and for tasting some goodies from the book!

Friday, April 25th
Noon – 3pm

Compleat Gourmet
7592 S University Blvd
Centennial, CO

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2014-2015 CAL Board of Director Nominees

CAL LOGOThe CAL nominating committee of Steve Berger, Carol Grever and Jerrie Hurd puts forth the following candidates for CAL’s 2014-15 Board of Directors:

President, Mike Madigan
Treasurer, Trina Lambert
Secretary, Cheryl Carpinello
First Vice President, Programs, Denny Dressman and Christine Goff
Second Vice Present, Membership, Jerrie Hurd

Committee Chairs:
Publicity, Ron Richards
Banquet, Margi Evans
Awards, Peg Brantley
Directory, Pam Kramer

In Print Newsletter Editor:
Matt Schild

The election of the Board will take place on May 8th at the banquet, where nominations may still be taken from the floor.

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Sharon Cairns Mann Published in ACC’s Progenitor

Progenitor coverSharon Cairns Mann is pleased to announce that her short story “Pockets” was accepted for publication in Arapahoe Community College’s literary and arts journal Progenitor. The story was accepted for both print and online versions. The release party is May 6th at ACC, where Sharon, along with others, will be reading. (The release party is open to the public and will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts in the Annex Building on the main ACC campus.) Sharon is an award-winning author and is published in both short and novel-length fiction. She has been a professional writer, editor and proofreader since 1978. “Pockets” was her first foray into flash fiction.

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Book Signing by Karen Weinant Gallob

After the End The Sumbally FallacyCAL member Karen Weinant Gallob will be at the Boulder Book Store (1107 Pearl Street) at 2:00 p.m. on May 4, 2014, to sign copies of her most recent novel, After the End: The Sumbally Fallacy. She would love to see you there!

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Successful Book Event by Patricia G. Martin

Stepping Stones to the SunCAL Award Finalist Patricia G. Martin (pen name Nawashani) gave a presentation on her children’s book, Stepping Stones to the Sun, recently at the “Cuddle Up & Read” evening at Loma Elementary School in Loma, Colorado. The story, told through the eyes of a Cheyenne boy coming of age during the clash of cultures that marked the American frontier in the late 1800s, was well received by staff, parents, and children.

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No Summit Out of Sight Selected by the Junior Library Guild

NO SUMMIT OUT OF SIGHTNo Summit Out of Sight, by Linda LeBlanc, about Jordan Romero, the youngest to climb Everest and the Seven Summits, has been selected by the Junior Library Guild in “keeping with its goal of providing extraordinary reading experiences for children and young adults.” Congratulations Linda!

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Michele Morris Interviewed on Off the Page

TASTING_COLORADOMichele Morris, author of Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State, was recently interviewed on Broomfield’s Off the Page program, hosted by Stacy McKenzie. During the show she discusses the making of the cookbook, her journey to a food career, and her involvement in community efforts to end hunger. You can view the full episode online here. Tasting Colorado was released in 2013 and is now in its second printing. Information about the book can be found here.

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Nine CAL Authors Selected as Finalists for the Colorado Book Awards

co book awards logoCongratulations to our nine CAL authors who have been named as finalists for the 2014 Colorado Book Awards by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book! The Colorado Book Awards is part of the Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book’s mission to promote Colorado’s rich literary culture throughout the state. Winners will be announced on June 13 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen (information can be found here). Read More

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