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Colorado Book Festival


Meet and Greet Colorado Authors at the Inaugural

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September 10, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Denver Public Library

Hosted by:

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Join the Fun

Listen to your favorite Colorado authors dish secrets behind their prose
Talk to authors one-on-one
Browse and buy your favorite books by 75 Colorado authors, and have authors sign them
Win book giveaways and other prizes
Bring the kids for 10 great story times by the authors

It’s fun for the whole family; and it’s FREE.

Come, celebrate Colorado’s authors, and help promote literacy in our state.

Program Notes

hickenlooperColorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper will deliver the kickoff presentation at 10:00 a.m. in the Gallery on the 7th floor. He will discuss his new book, The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics, and will sign copies.
(Books will be available for sale.)

Starting at 11:00 a.m. in the library Conference Level (downstairs) bestselling Colorado authors will share their secrets:

Stephen-and-Joyce-Singular        Eric-SingularStephen Singular, Joyce Singular, and Eric Singular, authors of nonfiction true crime books, including Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth.

Dick-KreckDick Kreck, former Denver Post columnist and author, whose books include Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family.

John-fielderJohn Fielder, landscape photographer, environmentalist, and nature writer, and author of
John Fielder’s Best of Colorado.

Margaret-CoelMargaret Coel, author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series, who was awarded Colorado Authors’ League 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elizabeth-Fenn Elizabeth Fenn, Professor of Western American History at the University of Colorado, author of
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the MandanPeople
, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

And also starting at 11:00 a.m., panels of Colorado authors will lead discussions of your favorite types of books:

Mysteries (Bruce Most, moderator) with award-winning authors Rex Burns, Manuel Ramos
and Jennifer Kincheloe.

Sports (Denny Dressman, moderator) with former Denver Broncos VP Jim Saccomano and Jan Sumner, former Rockies’
batting practice pitcher.

Poetry (Art Elser, moderator) with Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate; Davis Mason, former Colorado Poet Laureate;
and Kathryn Winograd.

Relationships (Mimi Pockross, moderator) with Dr. Elia Gourgouris, author of Paths to Lasting Happiness;
and Dr. Howard Markman, co-author of Fighting for Your Marriage.

History (Stan Moore, moderator) with Phil White, author of Churchill’s Cold War; Joyce Lohse, author of Baby Doe Tabor;
and Kellen Cutsforth, author of Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels and Bare Knuckle Brawlers.

Cookbooks (Elizabeth Yarnell, moderator) with Eliza Cross, author of nine books, including
101 Things to Do with Pumpkin; Gail Riley, author of Colorado Cravings; and Barbara Stafford, author of Eclectic Entertaining.

How to Get Your Book Published (Sandra Lamb, moderator) with representatives from publishers Fulcrum Publishing,
Morgan James Publishing and Outskirts Press.

See the complete program here.

Join more than 75 Colorado authors in celebrating authorship in Colorado, and help promote literacy in our state.

CAL LOGOThe Colorado Authors’ League, is celebrating its 85th year as the state’s premier organization for authors. The organization was rooted in 1919 as a support group and educational vehicle for some of the state’s leading authors. It was formally organized in 1931, to “foster the art and craft of authorship and particularly to promote the interest of Colorado writers in whatever manner and along such lines as may from time to time appear advisable.” Today Colorado Authors’ League has approximately 260 members,
and still exists to help writers and authors succeed.


denver-public-library-logoThe Denver Public Library’s Western History and Genealogy Department is dedicated to sharing its over 3,000 titles by Colorado authors. The special collection of Colorado-authored books dates back to the establishment
of the library in 1899, when it was decided to keep these volumes in a separate grouping.

Colorado Authors’ Registry

As part of the Colorado Book Festival, the Colorado Authors’ League is initiating the Colorado Authors’ Registry in an effort
to identify and promote Colorado’s literary community. To apply, fill out this application.

Colorado Book Festival Sponsors:

ANB-Bank        fulcrum-logo        outskirts-press

Morgan-James     Mountain-and-Plains       9-News     denver-post-community          RM-PBS               Center-for-Book






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