Finalists for the 2017 CAL Writing Awards will be announced as soon as we receive them from the judges at Southwest Writers in New Mexico–likely around April 1. Winners will be announced at the annual CAL Awards Dinner May 5 at Arvada Center. This year’s dinner will mark the 75th anniversary of the CAL Writing Awards. Finalist readings have been scheduled, and they’re timed to coincide with two big days on the publishing calendar. Mark these on your calendar, and support the CAL finalists with your attendance at these events:
Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00 pm–Feature articles, Blogs and Essays, at Book Bar on Tennyson St. in Denver.
Saturday, April 29, at 2:00 pm–Adult Non-fiction and Poetry categories, at Tattered Cover Bookstore, on Colfax St.
Saturday, April 29, at 6:00 pm–Adult Fiction categories, at Tattered Cover Bookstore, on Colfax St.
Sunday, April 30, at 2:00 pm–Children’s and Young Adult categories, at Tattered Cover Bookstore, Aspen Grove Store.
April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day, and April 30 is the kick-off for Children’s Book Week.