Finalists in the 20th Annual Colorado Book awards will read at Baur’s Ristorante, 1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202 on Friday June 10, beginning at 4:30pm.  Since  Magnus Maximus, A Marvelous Measurer is a finalist in the Children’s Literature category, come and hear me reading a wee snippet.  Audience members can enjoy meeting many of the authors in this year’s finalist list, ask them questions, buy signed copies of books, and enjoy an early Friday happy hour at a great downtown restaurant.

The Colorado Book Awards is one of the country’s oldest book awards program. To view a complete finalist list, click here.

Winners will be announced on Friday, June 24 at 1pm at the Awards Ceremony , the culminating event for the Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and literary festival hosted by The Aspen Writers Foundation and The Aspen Institute.  Tickets are only $10 for the awards ceremony, which will be held at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen, with global literati – including Dr. John Cole, the Director of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in attendance.