Nicarauguan Poet Ernesto Cardenal presented in 2011 as part of Latino Heritage Live

Speakers Bureau

The Great Divide Film Series

Literary Programs

Colorado Book Awards

Writers in the Schools

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado

Colorado Poet Laureate

Veterans Writing

Rivers of Words and Letters About Literature

History Programs

Colorado Encyclopedia

Latino Heritage Live

Black History Live

Changing the Legacy of Race

Living History - Chautauqua

High Plains Chautauqua

Two Rivers Chautauqua

Durango Chautauqua

Young Chautauqua

Educational Resources

Colorado Encyclopedia

Great Lives in Colorado History bilingual biography series for students

River of Words curriculum

Letters About Literature curriculum

About Colorado Humanities

It is the mission of Colorado Humanities to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate our diverse cultural heritage. Colorado Humanities envisions a Colorado that celebrates its heritage and its diversity; where communities, families, individuals, and especially our youth, apply the humanities in their everyday lives. Our programs encourage and enable people to read, listen and learn in cultural activities and to participate in civic dialogue. Colorado Humanities strives to bring the humanities to life in Colorado.

The Humanities

Drawing on the Congressional legislation that established the National Endowment for the Humanities, Colorado Humanities defines the humanities as literature, history, philosophy, ethics, languages, linguistics, jurisprudence, archaeology, comparative religion, the history, theory and criticism of the arts, and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches. In short, the humanities offer ways to communicate and evaluate human experience and its meaning.