WHAT: A series of author events and one celebratory reception introducing and honoring the finalists and winners of CAL’s 2015 Writing Awards.
WHEN: Spring 2015 (schedule follows)
WHERE: Tattered Cover Book Store – 2526 East Colfax Ave., Denver
Tattered Cover will host a series of five author events, approximately one hour each, introducing by group all finalists in the CAL Writing Awards Contest. At each event authors will speak to an audience for approximately five minutes, explaining their work, their inspiration, their style of writing—whatever details they wish to share about their book-short story-poems-essays-blogs-E-books being honored. Books will be for sale and signing. Authors must sign a consignment agreement with TC before the event. CAL’s president or vice president will introduce the authors.
Following CAL’s annual Awards Banquet on Friday, May 8, at the Courtyard Marriott Cherry Creek and the announcement of all category winners, Tattered Cover will host a reception of the winners and guests at TC-Colfax. Authors will not read, but they will be available to sign their books for sale.
All events start at 7:00 PM
Monday, April 6 – Finalists in E-books and Blogs (6 authors, may bring promos)
Monday, April 13 – Finalists in Poetry (3 authors, will speak longer)
Monday, April 20 – Finalists in General Non-Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Feature Articles/Essays (9 authors)
Monday, April 27 – Finalists in Mainstream, Genre and Young Adult Fiction (9 authors)
Monday, May 4 – Start of National Children’s Book Week, Finalists in Children’s and Short Fiction Adult/Children (6 authors)
Monday, May 18 – CAL 2015 Award Winners Reception tentatively scheduled) Eleven authors and guests and public
TC will promote all events in press releases, newsletter, Sunday Denver Post ad, and online. Children’s event will be listed on the national Children’s Book Week site.
Michael Cruikshank, Event Manager, Tattered Cover
Michael Madigan, President, Colorado Authors’ League