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  • Announcing the 2018 Student Literary Award Winners!

    Letters About Literature and River of Words Colorado winners will be celebrated this May at the Awards celebration. We celebrated the River of Words and Letters About Literature winners and finalists at our Student Literary Award May 4 at 2 p.m. at the Denver Public Library Central Branch.

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  • Please plan to join us for a groovy time in Greeley Monday, August 6-Thursday, August 9, 2018 for “Blowin’ In the Wind: The 60s” at Aims Community College and Greeley, Colorado venues. A free and fun learning opportunity for the whole family.

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  • Our latest video features Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, Writers in the Schools, and Chautauqua programs.

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  • Want to talk about Colorado Humanities and the state humanities councils? Read more for some important points.

  • General John J. Pershing portrayals by Dr. Ron Edgerton and library book discussions of The Last of the Doughboys, by Richard Rubin coming up in April and May!

     

  • Meet Malcolm X

    Watch Black History Live in action from the 2018 tour in a news feature that aired on Channel 9 KUSA Denver.

    Read more at http://lakewoodsentinel.com/.../bringing-malcolm-x-to-life-fo...

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  • Meet Colorado Poet Laureate Joe Hutchison

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  • We're thankful to MileHiCon for selecting Motheread/Fatheread Colorado as beneficiary of their annual literacy auction. The auction was held in October as part of MileHiCon's annual convention in Denver, and sales resulted in a $2,000 gift in support of our program.

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What's New?

  • To find out about the next Motheread/Fatheread Institute in Denver in June 6-8, please contact Program Coordinator Debbie Butkus at debbie@coloradohumanities.org. If you know you want to join us, please register here

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  • Congratulations to the finalists of the 2018 Colorado Book Awards! See the full list of finalists here, and purchase tickets for the June 2 celebration at the Sie FilmCenter here. Watch a Fox21 Colorado Springs interview with CBA Program Coordinator Bess Maher and Mystery finalist (and last year's winner) Barbara Nickless here.

  • Join us for the next free Denver Veterans Writing Workshop at the Denver Public Library May 20!

    Submit to the Still Coming Home anthology of writing about war experiences by veterans, refugees and spouses by May 1.

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  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Colorado Book Awards. See the full list of winners here.

  • Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, our early childhood and family literacy program, was selected as a semifinalist for the American Prize, one of three new Library of Congress literacy awards celebrated for the first time last November in Washington, D.C. Motheread/Fatheread Colorado is also cited in the Library's new publication for programmatic strategies, Best Practices.

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  • Newly published! 20 more volumes for our Colorado biography series, Great Lives in Colorado History! Now a 33-book complement, the Great Lives series is designed for elementary readers, and written in English and Spanish. Each biography contains relevant historical photos and information about significant Coloradans in history, study questions, glossaries, timelines and bibliographies for young readers. What great gifts these make for our school libraries and our children, grandchildren, and young friends!

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  • At the opening of its Pen & Podium Series, The Denver Post Community Foundation presented special guests from Colorado Humanities with a $5,000 grant to support the Motheread/Fatheread Colorado program. Colorado Humanities is one of five organizations with a program to promote literacy to be recognized by the Series this year.

    Shown here is world-renowned author John Irving, the Series' first speaker for 2017, on hand to congratulate Colorado Humanities Executive Director Maggie Coval, Program Director Josephine Jones, and Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Program Coordinator Vera Atilano.

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