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  • Malcolm X is coming to Colorado for Black History Month February 20 - March 2, 2018

    Learn more and find the nearest performance to you!

  • Join us for a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States joining World War One.

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  • Letters About Literature deadline is January 12!

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

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  • Meet Colorado Poet Laureate Joe Hutchison


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

  • Congratulations to the River of Words and Letters About Literature winners!  We celebrated them on May 12, and anthologies are available.


  • 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.


What's New?

  • Join us for the next free Denver Veterans Writing Workshop at the Denver Public Library February 18!

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

  • To find out about the next Motheread/Fatheread or Story Exploring training in Colorado, please contact Program Coordinator Kim Turner at 303.894.7951 x19 or krturner@coloradohumanities.org.


  • 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.


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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