Winners of the Colorado Authors’ League 2015 Writing Awards, announced Friday, May 8, are back left to right: Mark Stevens, Denver, Genre Fiction; Ellen Nordberg, Louisville, Essays; Jerry Mitchell, Littleton, Mainstream Fiction; Julene Bair, Longmont, Creative Nonfiction; Denny Dressman, Englewood, Feature Articles. Front: Mary Taylor Young, Castle Rock, General Nonfiction; Lydia Gil, Centennial, Children’s book; Lois Beebe Hayna, Montrose, Mich., Poetry; and Sharon Cairns Mann, Denver, Short Fiction. (Not pictured,Linda LeBlanc, Westminster, Young Adult.) Photo by Allison Hiltz Read More
The Colorado Authors’ League Co-Op Book Booth is moving to a new venue in 2015, and CAL is making it more affordable than ever to take part. After two years as part of the Junior League of Denver Holiday Mart, CAL members and other authors in Colorado will be able to sell their books to a new audience at the 12th annual Colorado Country Christmas at the Denver Merchandise Mart November 6-8. The first 40 CAL members who sign up will receive a $50 subsidy from CAL, and Read More
Each year the Colorado Authors’ League awards financial grants to at least two members who submit applications, the funds to be used to help defray the cost of attending conferences, workshops or other events to advance their writing careers. At the annual banquet on May 8, this year’s grant winners were announced:
Following each of their events, grantees will write a report/article about their experience to appear in one of the monthly InPrint newsletters.
President — Michael Madigan
Treasurer — Gail Mencini
Secretary — Cheryl Carpinello
VP/Programs — Denny Dressman
VP/Membership — Rachel Kodanaz
Banquet Chair — Margi Evans
Contest Chair — Jerry Mitchell
Publicity Chair — Mark Wolf
InPrint Editor — Patricia Raybon
The board is still seeking a Co-VP/Programs (or Programs assistant) to join Denny Dressman in planning and staging our educational writing events. This person could choose whether to be a full board member (Co-VP) with a vote at all meetings, or a non-voting assistant. Anyone interested should contact Mike Madigan by email at email@example.com.
Poet Valerie A. Szarek will be a featured poet at The Telluride 2nd annual Literary Festival May 15-17. She will also be hosting and teaching on performance poetry with an open-mike, using her native flutes, rattles, drums as accompaniment. Details about the festival can be found here.
Dede always had a dream to write a book. Her Sammi Jo Adventure Series is loosely based on her life as an only child seeking new friends and is a compilation of the bed time stories she used to tell her children. Dede is also the owner of A Virtual World LLC, a virtual administrative counseling service. Dede is also a member of the SCBWI.
Chasing the Butterfly by Jayme H. Mansfield (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) has won the 2015 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award in the Historical Fiction category. Award winners will be announced on the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award website, in the CSPA Product Catalog for 2015, and in press releases to Christian media.
Kimberly Field is thrilled to be a part of the documentary series, Colorado Experience on Rocky Mountain PBS. Colorado Coined will explore the Denver Mint, the subject of her 2007 book, The Denver Mint: 100 Years of Gangster’s, Gold, and Ghosts. Viewers are invited to step inside the historic 1906 building, investigate the wild robbery of 1922 and discover the secrets behind the Denver Mint, the single largest producer of coins in the world. Colorado Coined will air as part of Season III from October 2015 – January 2016.
Gary Raham’s new book, Confessions of a Time Traveler, the essays, articles, and artwork of a deep time junkie, recently received a great review from Kirkus. The title is available on Amazon or from his website.
Barbara Sparks will participate in several upcoming book signings for her book TAOS; LAND PEOPLE SPIRIT:
May 9 & May 10 – Broadmoor Gallery, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO, 2-5 PM both days.
May 23 – Mural Room of the Historic Court House, Taos, New Mexcio, 2 PM
June 24 – Tattered Cover (location to be decided)