Book Event with CAL Members

Join four picture book authors as their celebrate their books through readings, discussion and a book signing.
Dec 2, 11am – 2:00pm
Hooked on Books
12 E. Bijou
Colorado Springs, CO
CAL members Maria Faulconer, Dian Curtis Regan and Denise Vega will join author Ana Crespo for this special event!


Transforming Our Lives

A One-Day Luncheon Seminar with Page Lambert
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:30 – 4:00
Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden, CO

Picasso believed that the true artist could paint a yellow spot and transform it into the sun. Our lives, too, are worthy of such transformation. During this one-day seminar we will explore the craft of memoir, discussing how thematic threads weave together the tapestry of our lives, how synchronicities create meaning from chaos, how to write reflection and portray events, and how to practice the art of discernment.

WHERE:  Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden, CO (25 minutes from downtown Denver)
COST: $105 early registration (by 12/02/17). $110 late registration (12/03/17 or later)
INCLUDES: Morning coffee, tea, pastries, catered luncheon, afternoon beverages
APPROPRIATE FOR: Narrative nonfiction and memoir writers
Questions?  303.842.7360 or

Pagosa Springs: Meet the Author

Co-author of the Rebellion Trilogy, Ethan Proud will be holding a book signing at BookEnds in downtown Pagosa Springs on December 14th from 4-7. Come meet a local author and check out the first book in the epic fantasy series!

The Book Festival Takes Off

Next March’s Colorado Book Festival, co-sponsored by CAL and the Denver Public Library’s Western History Department, has gotten bigger again. Eighty-two authors signed up in just the first month after registration opened to show their wares at the event.

There’s still a little room left. Click here for information about exhibiting at the festival and sign up instructions.

The crowd is growing. There will be reader-oriented programs through the day, with writers and CAL members leading interactive discussions tying books to some of the larger themes of modern life as well as how much wine to drink at book club meetings. Also on tap: backstage and art tours of the library, a live podcast for and with middle-grade readers and more. Keynoters are bestselling Colorado author Peter Heller and, in the afternoon, state historian Patricia Limerick with a “not-always-nice look at how the West was won.”

The whole festival got off to a fun (and funny) start with Monday night’s launch event at the library with Denver7’s Lisa Hildalgo and the wonderful Orin Hargraves, author of It’s Been Said Before, and his entertaining take-down of the clichés that can make reading a hard slog.

And so is support. Not least, community leaders are signing on to support the Colorado Book Festival. Sponsors now include the Denver Post Community Foundation, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, ANB Bank, the Colorado Humanities Center for the Book, Fulcrum Publishing, Denver7 and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The Tattered Cover will provide book sales support at the festival itself.

For information regarding the festival, contact Rachel Kodanaz by email at

Book Talk with Lee Mossel

CAL member and Parker, CO, novelist, Lee Mossel, will be presenting his latest Cortlandt Scott crime thriller, Fracked to Death, at Douglas County Libraries Local Authors’ Showcase at the new Parker Library, 20105 East Main Street, in Parker 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th.  The Local Authors’ Showcase usually features 10 local authors of all ages and writing genres who make 5 minute presentations of their latest books.  Book sales and signings and opportunities to talk to the authors are available and light refreshments are served. Fracked to Death is the fourth Cortlandt Scott crime thriller featuring Denver petroleum geologist turned private investigator, Cortlandt Scott.  This time, Cort becomes involved in a “ripped from the headlines” case to protect Denver’s richest woman from sabotage and death threats emanating from within her own company.  Fast action and the help of Cort’s friends and associates in Denver area law enforcement are required to solve the case and, more importantly, save Cort’s life in this fast paced crime thriller.

Writing at Hemingway’s Favorite Spots in Paris, June 10-15, 2018

Eight writers will spend a week immersed in new experiences in the magical setting of Paris’s Left Bank. Part writers retreat, part tour of Hemingway’s Paris, The Left Bank Writers Retreat is for anyone who would like to break out of a writing rut and build momentum in their work. Will you be one of the 2018 Left Bank Writers? The cost of $1999 includes morning workshops, breakfast, a fabulous lunch each day, snacks, museum passes, literary tours, Seine boat ride and Metro tickets and a farewell happy hour on the Seine followed by dinner. Writers pay for their own transportation to and from Paris, lodging and additional meals. CAL members receive a 20 percent discount if they register by December 31, 2017! To sign up for our newsletter go to For additional information contact Darla Worden at

Book Signing with Stan Moore

Join CAL member Stan Moore at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, November 29, 7PM where he will read and sign his 75th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Seesaw, How November ’42 Shaped the World. On October 20, 1942, the Axis were astride much of the earth, and had enjoyed a long run of victories. By December 2, 1942, the Allies had won a string of battles and had turned the momentum. Seesaw is a look at five campaigns around the world as well as related political, economic, and social issues. These developments turned the outlook and outcome of the greatest war in history during November 1942. The author draws on previously unpublished photos, diaries, and letters as he explores the month that made the modern world.

Book Release Party

“An Evening of Mystery” Triple Book Release Party with Jennifer Kincheloe, Cynthia Kuhn, and Barbara Nickless will be held on November 14th, 7:00 PM at Tattered Cover Colfax. Please come celebrate three new books,THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, by Jennifer Kincheloe, DEAD STOP, by Barbara Nickless, and THE ART OF VANISHING, by Cynthia Kuhn. There will be cake, sparkling beverages, readings, and a slide show. Barbara is bringing her cover model (who is also a PTSD service dog). For more information, call 310-266-7458

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Spend an Evening in the Notorious Wild West!

A discussion and book signing of THE BEATEN TERRITORY (Historical Fiction published by Five Star Publishing) by Randi Samuelson-Brown will take place at the Tattered Cover Historic LoDo location on 1628 16th Street, Denver CO 80202 on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Join us for a lively discussion about the shady history of LoDo and the book THE BEATEN TERRITORY, which takes place on those very same streets. Randi will lead the discussion about the brothels, saloons and gaming parlors of lower downtown. Copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Directions to old, infamous watering holes, brothels and gaming dens will proudly be given!