A winning table — Lydia Gil, Children’s book; Julene Bair, Creative Nonfiction;
Ellen Nordberg, Essays; and Mark Stevens, Genre FictionPoetry finalists Lois Beebe Hayna, Carolyn Evans Campbell and
Valerie Szarek share the moment. The category was won by 102-year-old Lois.Bestselling adventure author Clive Cussler
accepts CAL’s Lifetime Achievement awardMargaret Coval and Josephine Jones of Colorado Humanities and
the Center for the Book shared CAL’s Author Advocate AwardCAL members and their guests at the 2015 Annual BanqueCAL guests Mary Taylor Young and Carolyn Miller peruse the programCAL President Mike Madigan and award winner Sharon Cairns MannAward winner Sharon Cairns Mann of Denver, Short FictionGuest Speaker Sandra DallasScholarship Winner Pauline MartinezAward Winner Mary Taylor Young of Castle Rock, General NonfcitionAward Winner Mark Stevens of Denver, Genre FictionCAL Board Member and Banquet Chair Margi EvansAuthor Advocate Award Winners Maggie Coval and Joesphine JonesAward Winner Lydia Gil of Centennial, Children’s LiteratureAward Winner Lois Beebe Hayna of Montrose, Minnesota, PoetryCAL President Mike Madigan presents Lois Beebe Hayna with the award for poetryAward Winner Julene Bair of Longmont, Creative NonfictionCAL Member Joy Lawrance presents the Scholarship Award.Award Chair Peg Brantley and CAL President Mike Madigan present the award for mainstream fiction to Jerry MitchellCAL Board Member and Awards Chair Peg BrantleyAward Winner Ellen Nordberg of Louisville, EssaysPresident Mike Madigan presents the award for Essays to Ellen NordbergAward Winner Denny Dressman of Englewood, Feature ArticlesReceipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Clive CusslerCAL President Mike MadiganThe banquet room at the Marriott, home to the 2015 CAL Awards Banquet
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