Confused by the two CALs? You know that CAL stands for The Colorado Author’s League, but CAL is also the acronym used by The Colorado Association of Libraries. Yes, there are actually two CALs in Colorado, both sharing a great interest in literature and writing, and that makes for a great partnership opportunity. CAL board member Margi Evans and CAL president Kari May have come up with a plan that will allow CAL authors to support CAL librarians and give CAL librarians some exposure to CAL authors. A perfect match!
The annual CAL Convention will be held on October 16th through the 18th in Loveland, and the Colorado Authors’ League will have a display table on Friday and Saturday of the convention to promote both our organization and our 2014 CAL Writing Award winners and finalists. The table will be staffed by CAL board members and/or award winners and finalists. In addition, we will be offering a drawing every hour. The winner will be allowed to pick a book for their library from any of the finalists who offer their book for a donation. Authors are invited to be at the booth and can bring extra books in case any librarians would like to purchase them.
One of the CAL board’s goals and objectives is to promote CAL and our authors. We want more people to know who we are and what we do, and this will be a great way for us to do that while at the same time providing yet another benefit to authors who are selected as finalists in the CAL Writing Awards competition.