CONTRIBUTED BY COLORADO AUTHOR’S HALL OF FAME
A group of dedicated authors and publishing providers in Denver, Colorado, announced the launch of the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame, the first in the nation to honor the breadth of work of authors connected in with the state of Colorado. The Authors Hall of Fame will host its first Induction on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
Eleven of the sixteen living Inductees will be present to accept their award.
Why an Authors Hall of Fame? And why in Colorado?
“Words matter. The words authors write together can alter lives; launch a career; solve a problem or even save a life. Words are a fountain of joy, entertainment, and revelation. Yes, words matter,” per the Founder of the Hall, Dr. Judith Briles
“Authoring requires preparation, unbelievable stamina and courage. Facing that blank page is like starting an ascent. When you reach the top by completing your book, you can suddenly see farther than ever before. Having a book in hand—seeing your name in print is something every author delights to. And knowing that their ideas, concepts, and stories have the possibility of becoming an outreached hand for countless readers in providing entertainment, enlightenment and solutions is immeasurable.”
Dr. Briles and her founding board members—several of whom are accomplished authors themselves—are choosing to honor their peers by participating in the all-volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Members of the public nominate extraordinary candidates whose works were vetted for induction into the Hall.
The Hall strives to educate the people of Colorado and the country about the stories of the authors who shaped their works using their personal presence and the environment of our State with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. It wants to include authors who’ve made a major impact on others with their words. To make sure their legacies never die.
Information about the upcoming Induction event, donations, events, board members and future inductees can all be found at www.ColoradoAuthorsHallofFame.org.
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