Other Poetry Events
Dia de Los Muertos Call for Entry! CHAC in collaboration with The Armory Performing Arts Center presents El Dia de los Muertos at The Brighton Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong St, Brighton 80601 from September 8 to November 2. The opening reception is on September 29 with Aztec dancers, traditional refreshments, face painting, and sugar skull painting.
Artwork drop off for artists is Saturday, September 2 from noon to 4 p.m. at CHAC, 774 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80205. You may also drop off your work ahead of time during regular gallery hours the week prior. Work must be festive, fun, and based on the cultural theme of El Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Call 303-571-0440 for more information.Applications for This Year’s CAP Grants Available September 12The Colorado Arts Partnership Grants (CAP Grant) are funded by Think 360 Arts, Colorado Creative Industries, and the National Endowment for the Arts. CAP Grants will support Colorado schools in executing innovation and creativity surrounding their arts in education programs, and they will support Colorado artists and arts education organizations through collaboration with schools. CAP Grants provide Colorado public schools the exclusive opportunity to apply for funding that supplements and supports arts instruction for students during the school day. The CAP Grants will support innovative projects that demonstrate strong collaboration among community arts partners and teachers in order to provide arts instruction to students.
On September 12, 2017 the grant application becomes available. November 10 is the grant application deadline. On December 1, award notifications will be sent.
For more information and to apply, visit www.Think360Arts.org or contact Jason Diminich at 720-904-8890 x101.
Volunteer for the Jaipur Literature FestivalThe Jaipur Literature Festival takes place in Boulder from September 15 to September 17. Access the program and speaker biographies at jaipurliteraturefestival.org. To learn about volunteer opportunities, visit jlfboulder.volunteerlocal.com
Stories on Stage Launches with A Little Help from My FriendsA Little Help from My Friends from Stories on Stage takes place on Sunday, September 17 at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver 80204. “No matter how much things change, kindness and empathy never go out of style.” Kathy Brady, John Jurcheck and Gabriella Cavallero perform stories by Joe Donnelly, Allan Gurganus, Sarah Turcotte, and many others.
Readers of this newsletter receive $5 off per ticket. For tickets, call 303-494-0523 or go online at www.storiesonstage.org
and use the code "humanities". Tickets are $28; $15 for students. Discounted rate is $23.
Kent Haruf Literary CelebrationMark your calendars! The Kent Haruf Literary Celebration takes place September 22 to 24, 2017, at SteamPlant Event Center, Salida. Find out more and register here. The cost of celebration is $100, and space will be limited to 200 attendees.
Colorado Book Award Winners to Read at Lit CrawlJoin us for another wild night of literary debauchery on Friday, September 1 at 7 p.m. as Colorado Book Award winners read at the second annual Lit Crawl Denver. Colorado Book Award winners will read at Mermaid Fine Books, 4220 Tennyson Street, Denver 80212, and more than 30 Denver-area writers will perform at other Tennyson Street locations during the bustling street’s First Friday.Anthology
Mario Acevedo will read from Found: Short Stories by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and other work.
Tershia d’Elgin will read from The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food.
Barbara Nickless will read from her novel Blood on the Tracks.
Wayne Miller will read from his book of poetry Post-.
Carter Wilson will read from his novel Revelation.
The Denver Veterans War Stories Program Will Conduct Ten Free Writing WorkshopsThe Denver Veterans War Stories (DVWS) program will conduct ten monthly free writing workshops with local veterans, including homeless vets, and then publish a collection of their work. The workshops will be led by literary artists who are also veterans, including workshop leader Jason Arment, a USMC veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a published author. Workshop participants will be invited to submit work for publication in an anthology to be published in the fall of 2018. After the anthology is released, contributing writers and workshop leaders will present public readings of DVWS work and participate in metrowide, facilitated community conversations inspired by the anthology.
Workshops start on September 17, 2017 and end on May 20, 2018. Supported by a two-year, $30,000 Arts in Society Program grant funded by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Colorado Humanities is pleased to offer this opportunity to veterans and the metro community. For more information, please contact Josephine Jones at email@example.com, call 303.894.7951 x15, or email Jason Arment at Jason@coloradohumanities.org.
Submit to the 2018 Colorado Book AwardsThe 2018 Colorado Book Awards opens for submissions on September 15, 2017! View submission information at www.coloradohumanities.org/content/colorado-book-awards. Current categories are also listed on our website at www.coloradohumanities.org/content/colorado-book-awards-categories.
The Colorado Book Awards is an annual program that celebrates the accomplishments of Colorado's outstanding authors, editors, illustrators, and photographers. Awards are presented in at least ten categories, including Anthology/Collection, Children's Literature, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, History, Nonfiction, Pictorial, Poetry, and Young Adult Literature.
See the full list of 2017 winners at www.coloradohumanities.org. Sponsored by Outskirts Press and First Western Trust, the Colorado Book Awards recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers in multiple categories.
Thank you to our 2017 Colorado Book Award sponsors
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Art Goodtimes performs "The Wright Stuff" at the Blue Sage Theater in Paonia for the annual 2017 Harvest of Voices show, with fellow readers Diane Sylvain, Christie Aschwanden, and Ruth Pettigrew (photo by Dea Jacobson)