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RMMWA November 10th meeting – the future of the Tattered Cover

October 24, 2016

November 10th – New Plans for Iconic Tattered Cover

WHERE: The Historic Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, second
floor.

WHEN: Thursday, November 10th. 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00
p.m. Dinner; and 8:00 p.m. Program

COST: Via PayPal, cost for the meeting with meal is $20 for members; $23 for
non-members. Payment at door for meeting with meal is $25 for everyone!
Attending the meeting without meal is $5 through PayPal and at the door.
RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director,
<mailto:spat87506> Susan Paturzo by Monday, November 7th, to
ensure your reservation or simply RSVP and pay via PayPal on the
<http://www.rmmwa.org/> website! Walk-ins are welcome if space and food
allows.

MENU: Balsamic marinated London broil served on a bed of caramelized red
onions and mushrooms with garlic mashed potatoes along with a grilled
vegetable salad ~ marinated and grilled seasonal vegetables and feta cheese,
atop a bed of organic spring greens with sun dried tomato vinaigrette.

Program details:

Kristen Gilligan and Len Vlahos: "We Just Bought America’s Most Iconic Indie
Bookstore.Now What Do We Do?"

The bookstore in question is the Tattered Cover and Kristen and Len’s
presentation will cover items of great interest to authors, including trends
they’re seeing, future plans for the stores, their personal histories
working with books, and a brief history of disruption in the book industry.

With four locations in and around Denver, and three branded locations at
Denver International Airport, Tattered Cover is an iconic brand not only in
Colorado, but nationally. Built over four decades by current owner, the
legendary Joyce Meskis, the stores are known for an inviting atmosphere, a
large and well-curated selection of books, a robust schedule of author
events, full service coffee shops, and legendary customer service.

Before joining Tattered Cover, Len was the Executive Director of the Book
Industry Study Group, a national not-for-profit trade association doing
standards, research, and education on behalf of the entire book industry.
Prior to that, Len spent nearly twenty years at the American Booksellers
Association (ABA) where he served a variety of roles, including overseeing
ABA’s e-commerce and education programs, leaving in 2011 as Chief Operating
Officer. In his early career Len worked in indie, chain, and university
bookstores. He has also served on the boards of directors for EDItEUR, the
International Digital Publishing Forum, and as a citizen’s advisor to the
Stamford Public Library. Len is also the author of *The Scar Boys* (Lerner),
a critically acclaimed young adult novel published in January 2014 and its
sequel, *Scar Girl* (Lerner. He is under contract with Bloomsbury Kids USA
to publish to new YA novels in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Kristen also worked at ABA, where, for a decade, she held a variety of
positions, including Director of Meetings and Events. As a member of the
ABA’s senior staff, Kristen was privy to and participated in strategic
discussions on the current state and future of the book industry with many
of the industry’s leaders. She was also directly involved in the creation of
ABA’s education program; assisted and counseled potential members on opening
a bookstore; managed ABA’s public relations and publicity; and advocated on
behalf of independent booksellers on First Amendment issues, Internet sales
tax, and the development of sustainable local economies. During her tenure
at ABA, Kristen was a member of the American Society of Association
Executives and sat on the Children’s Booksellers & Publishers Committee, a
joint group of ABA, the Association of American Publishers, and the
Children’s Book Council. Before joining ABA, Kristen managed an independent
bookstore in her hometown of Chappaqua, New York.

Kristen and Len are actively involved in the education of their two sons,
Charlie (age seven) and Luke (age five). They live in Littleton, Colorado
with one very large cat.

(Parking at the Denver Press Club usually runs $5 after 6 p.m., but
sometimes if there are special events in town, the rate will bump higher. If
you need directions, <http://bit.ly/1YUFHFe> click here.)

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Nature Journaling and the Poetry Workshop at ACC

September 22, 2016

Soar with Nature & Writing:
Nature Journaling and the Poetry Workshop
with Poet Veronica Patterson<http://www.veronicapatterson.net/> and
the Audubon Society at Chatfield State Park.

October 29th from 9:00a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield<http://www.denveraudubon.org/auduboncenter/>.

Join ACC Writers Studio Saturday, October 29th, for a morning of nature journaling and poetry writing with poet Veronica Patterson, past winner of the Colorado Book Award, and the Audubon Society at the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park. The Audubon Society will lead a leisurely nature hike through Chatfield Park and present a workshop on nature journaling as a form of creative expression. They will share historical examples of nature journals, including those of John James Audubon, who was both a famous artist and writer. After a short mid-morning snack, poet Veronica Patterson, a Colorado Book Award winner, will present a poetry workshop on the art of transforming observation into poetry.

$20 per person admission. Seating is limited. RSVP asap and send payment by Thursday midnight, October 14th.

Mail your check to:

ACC Writers Studio

c/o Kathryn Winograd

Campus Box 27

5900 S. Santa Fe Drive

PO Box 9002

Littleton, CO 80160

Or make arrangements to bring your payment to ACC’s Main Littleton Campus, Office 4665.

For more information, contact Kathy Winograd or Andrea Mason at writerstudio

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers Oct 13 Program

September 21, 2016

October 13th – Here There Be Monsters: Hunting for Criminals in the Virtual
Sea

WHERE: The Historic Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, second
floor.

WHEN: Thursday, October 13th. 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m.
Dinner; and 8:00 p.m. Program

COST: If paying via Paypal, cost for meeting with meal is $20 for members;
$23 for non-members. Payment at door for meeting with meal is $25 for
everyone! Attending the meeting without meal is $5 through PayPal and at the
door. RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director,
<mailto:spat87506> Susan Paturzo by Monday, October 10th, to
ensure your reservation or simply RSVP and pay via PayPal on the
<http://www.rmmwa.org/> website!

Walk-ins are welcome if space and food allows.

Program details:

Prosecutor Gary Dawson, Senior Deputy, 18th Judicial District Attorney’s
Office will cover:

* Pardon me Stewardess, I speak Geek

* Evidence is Everywhere Online

* Online Luring

* Identification Through the Internet

* Exploitation

* Now How Did That Get There? Common Defenses to Incriminating
Evidence Found on a Computer

* P2P Networks

* Cellphones/ The Cloud

Gary Dawson has been a prosecutor his entire legal career. From 1996
through 2008 he was a prosecutor in the St. Lawrence County (Canton, NY) and
the Onondaga County (Syracuse, NY) District Attorney’s Office. He became a
member of the Onondaga County DA’s Office Special Victims Bureau in 2001.
He was promoted to Deputy Bureau Chief of Special Victims in 2006, and then
Bureau Chief in 2008. This bureau specialized in prosecuting some of the
most sensitive of all crimes -those involving children, child and adult
sexual assaults, and domestic violence. He has also handled numerous
computer-related cases against children and was appointed a Special United
States Attorney for the Northern District of New York for prosecutions of
child pornography. He joined the 18th Judicial District DA’s Office in
October of 2008, and was a Senior Deputy in the Special Victims Unit from
April 2009 through December 2015. He now is a Senior Deputy in the general
felony docket.

He has spoken to numerous public, service, and law enforcement agencies on
issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and criminal law. Over his
career, in addition to SVU cases, he prosecuted cases covering virtually all
facets of criminal law, including homicides, narcotics, fraud, DUI, and
arson.

Gary created the RISK program while in Syracuse and it has gone on to
educate over 11,000 parents and kids in New York. The program was
highlighted on a December 2007 Fox News segment on internet safety. Since
2009, RISK has already succeeded in reaching over 14,000 parents and
students in Colorado.

A native of Southern California, he tries to cope with the lack of gridlock
traffic (which he misses so very much), and the lack of smog, earthquakes,
mudslides, Kardashians, and the astronomical cost of housing in Los Angeles
by downhill skiing, following the Yankees, hiking, drawing cartoons, being
one of those insufferable CrossFit people, and keeping up with his three
dogs.

RMMWA September 8th Meeting

August 24, 2016

~NEXT UP for Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers~

September 8th – Dark Web of Crime

WHERE: The Historic Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, second
floor.

WHEN: Thursday, September 8th. 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00
p.m. Dinner; and 8:00 p.m. Program

COST: If paying via Paypal, cost for meeting with meal is $20 for members;
$23 for non-members. Payment at door for meeting with meal is $25 for
everyone! Attending the meeting without meal is $5 through PayPal and at the
door. RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director,
<mailto:spat87506> Susan Paturzo by Monday, September 5th, to
ensure your reservation or simply RSVP and pay via PayPal on the
<http://www.rmmwa.org/> website!

Walk-ins are welcome if space and food allows.

Program details:

Ever wonder how criminals cover their online tracks? We all know the
internet is a big weird place, used as an avenue for criminal activity as
well a tool for law enforcement and writers sleuthing out those criminals.
How much can we learn about the "dark" side of the web in an hour? Come to
the September 8 RMMWA meeting and find out!

September’s program, presented by Dylan Proulx, will include a 50-cent tour
of the web, the intricacies of search engines, the surface web, the Deep
Web, the Dark Web, how to find stuff, and how to cover your tracks. He’ll
talk about how the internet can be used for nefarious purposes and how to
know you’re using it safely. He’ll also cover cryptocurrency, what it is and
how it’s used. In other words, everything you wanted to know but were afraid
to Google.

Dylan Proulx started programming at the age of 6, on the day that his mother
made scones. His brother showed him BASIC programming on the ancient family
Kaypro 1. While Dylan hasn’t had a decent scone since then, the programming
stuck. He started professional programming in the late ’90s working on Y2K
projects for CARL corporation, a library-automation company. He has since
worked for Amazon.com, ESPN, a bank, and most recently ADT. Although he
bills himself as a general-purpose software engineer, he has a slight
inclination towards information security. He has taught company-wide
web-security classes at Amazon.com, and once was given a parking spot for
"dedication to security" (where he was promptly ticketed for parking in a
reserved spot).

(Parking at the Denver Press Club usually runs $5 after 6 p.m., but
sometimes if there are special events in town, the rate will bump higher. If
you need directions, <http://bit.ly/1YUFHFe> click here.)

Upcoming Stories on Stage

March 29, 2016

Stories on Stage’s next show is coming up and I want to offer discount tickets to BOOC members.

BOOC members get $5 off per ticket – just call us at 303-494-0523 or go online at www.storiesonstage.org
and use the code poetry

Here are the details:

Stories on Stage presents Poetry in Motion on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 and 7:30pm

at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver.

Narrative poetry is a vibrant form of storytelling in verse that’s been enjoying a big revival in recent years.

These unusual tales are by turn touching, romantic, wickedly funny – and chock full of surprises!

Featuring:
Geoffrey Kent performing "A Marked Man" by Joseph Hutchison

A moving true story taken straight from the pages of Colorado History

Mare Trevathan, Candy Brown and Geoffrey Kent
performing "In the Marvelous Dimension” by Kate Daniels
Destinies intertwine after a devastating earthquake hits the California coast

Leigh Miller performing “Cruelty to Animals” by David J. Rothman

Never mess with a gypsy if you can possibly avoid it.

Plus, join us for a talk-back after the 1:30pm show,
along with complimentary cookies and milk.

For tickets and info go to www.storiesonstage.org or call 303-494-0523.

Tickets $28 / Students $15

ACC Writers Studio 11th Annual Literary Festival

March 29, 2016

Save the Date!

Writers Studio 11th Annual Literary Festival

ACC Writers Studio 11th Annual Literary Festival: Saturday April 23, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Colorado Book Award Finalists Announced

March 22, 2016

Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book announces that finalists have been selected in the 25th annual Colorado Book Awards. “More than 45 volunteer selectors read entries in fifteen categories,” said program coordinator Bess Maher. “I was so impressed by this year’s entries and by the Colorado literary community in general. The finalists should truly be proud of their achievements.”

Sponsored by Outskirts Press and First Western Trust Bank, the Colorado Book Awards recognize outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers in multiple categories. Finalists will read at the BookBar, 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, 80212.

Finalist Reading Schedule

Sunday, April 10, 4 pm
Juvenile Literature
Young Adult Literature

Friday, April 15, 7 pm
Mystery
SciFi/Fantasy
Thriller

Thursday, April 21, 4 pm
Children’s

Friday, April 22, 7 pm
General Nonfiction
Anthology
Pictorial

Friday, April 29, 7 pm
Poetry
Creative Nonfiction
Literary Fiction

Friday, May 6, 7 pm
Short Story
Historical Fiction
History

2016 Colorado Book Award Finalists

Anthology
Going Down Grand: Poems from the Canyon by Pete Anderson and Rick Kempa, editors (Lithic Press)
Abbey in America: A Philosopher’s Legacy in a New Century by John A. Murray, editor (University of New Mexico Press)

Stories of Music, Volume 1 by Holly E. Tripp, editor (Timbre Press)

Children’s Literature

Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illustrated by Mike Gordon (Taylor Trade Publishing)
A Chicken Followed Me Home by Robin Page (Beach Lane Books)
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop! By Todd Tuell, illustrated by Tad Carpenter (Abrams Appleseed)

Creative Nonfiction

Grow: Stories from the Urban Food Movement by Stephen Grace (Bangtail Press)
Finding Abbey: The Search for Edward Abbey and His Hidden Desert Grave by Sean Prentiss (University of New Mexico Press)

The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth by Stephen and Joyce Singular (Counterpoint)

General Nonfiction

Children of Katrina by Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek (University of Texas Press)

The Republic of Conscience by Gary Hart (Blue Rider Press)

Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman (Simon & Schuster)

Historical Fiction

The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas (St. Martin’s Press)

And the Wind Whispered by Dan Jorgensen (Bygone Era Books)

The Shepherdess of Siena by Linda Lafferty (Lake Union Publishing)

History

Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of the National Park Service by Heather Hansen (Mountaineers Books)

Colorado: A Historical Atlas by Thomas J. Noel (University of Oklahoma Press)

Old Blue’s Road by James Whiteside (University Press of Colorado)

Juvenile Literature

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman (Henry Holt and Company)

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau (Scholastic Press)

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Robbins Rose (Candlewick Press)

Literary Fiction

How to Walk Away by Lisa Birman (Spuyten Duyvil)

Pickup at Union Station by Gary Reilly (Running Meter Press)

Three Rivers: A Novel by Tiffany Quay Tyson (Thomas Dunne Books)

Mystery

The Reckoning Stones by Laura Di Silverio (Midnight Ink)

Murder on the Horizon by M.L. Rowland (Berkeley Prime Crime)

Lake of Fire by Mark Stevens (Midnight Ink)

Pictorial

Colorado’s Yampa River by John Fielder and Patrick Tierney (John Fielder Publishing)

Love Songs of Middle Time by C.H. Rockey (CH Rockey and David Hall)

Sage Spirit: The American West at a Crossroads by Dave Showalter (Braided River)

Poetry

(gentlessness) by Dan Beachy-Quick (Tupelo Press)

The Octopus Game by Nicky Beer (Carnegie Mellon University Press)

All Pilgrim by Stephanie Ford (Four Way Books)

Bad Fame by Martin McGovern (Able Muse Press)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Clockwork Lives by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart (ECW Press)

Lord Byron’s Prophecy by Sean Eads (Lethe Press)

Short Story Collection
Night in Erg Chebbi and Other Stories by Edward Hamlin (University of Iowa Press)
The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories by Manuel Ramos (Arte Publico Press)

Thriller

The Virus by Janelle Diller (WorldTrek Publishing)

Dark Waters by Chris Goff (Crooked Lane Books)

The Comfort of Black by Carter Wilson (Oceanview Publishing)

Young Adult Literature

Audacity by Melanie Crowder (Philomel Books)

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)

Fig by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

For more information, please visit coloradohumanities.org or call 303.894.7951 extension 19.

Rocky Mountain MWA Program April 14

March 21, 2016

WHEN: April 14th – Threats in the wilderness with Brent Lounsbury, Ranger with
Colorado Parks & Wildlife

WHERE: The Historic Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, second
floor.

WHEN: Thursday, April 14th. 6:30 p.m. conversation and cash bar; 7:00 p.m.
Dinner; and 8:00 p.m. Program

COST: If paying via Paypal, cost for meeting with meal is $20 for members;
$23 for non-members. Payment at door for meeting with meal is $25 for
everyone! Attending the meeting without meal is $5 through PayPal and at the
door. RSVPs are necessary. Please email our Caterer Director,
<mailto:spat87506> Susan Paturzo by Monday, April 11th, to ensure
your reservation or simply RSVP and pay via PayPal on the
<http://www.rmmwa.org/> website!

Walk-ins are welcome if space and food allows.

Program details:

Brent Lounsbury, a Ranger with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will be talking
about natural resources law enforcement. Brent has been a certified peace
officer for 13 years and a supervisor for 10 years. He is a law enforcement
handgun and patrol rifle instructor, snowmobile and survival instructor, CPR
/ First Aid instructor, former EMT, and is SWAT certified.

Brent will discuss what it’s like to respond to a threat in the wilderness,
knowing backup is hours away, and often that the individuals you’re about to
"contact" are well armed. Managing acreage is very different than city
blocks and creates its own special set of issues, including patrolling on
ATVs, snowmobiles, and boats. Sometimes the wilderness brings out the best
in people and sometimes people do silly-and downright dangerous-activities.

Brent will talk about his approach to mindset, preparedness and tactics, as
well as how different agencies’ jurisdictions and roles intermingle. He
will answer questions about firearms, kinds of injuries, law enforcement
policies, and anything else that comes to mind.

(Parking at the Denver Press Club usually runs $5 after 6 p.m., but
sometimes if there are special events in town, the rate will bump higher. If
you need directions, <http://bit.ly/1YUFHFe> click here.)

Lighthouse Writers Workshop Hosts Ondaatje March 19

March 16, 2016

Don’t miss the chance to meet Michael Ondaatje, award-winning author of "The English Patient"!

Lighthouse Writers Workshop will host Ondaatje for Inside the Writer’s Studio, March 19, 6:00 to 7:30 PM, at East High School. Hear the author read from his work and participate in a live, on-stage interview, followed by an audience Q&A session and a book signing.

For more information, visit www.lighthousewriters.org or call 303-297-1185. Tickets are $10 for Lighthouse members; $15 for non-members.

Networking event April 9

March 15, 2016

Please join the Denver Woman’s Press Club for a networking event at Rocky Mountain PBS on April 9!

On Saturday, April 9, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., the Denver Woman’s Press Club (DWPC) will present Get Connected, a premiere networking coffee event for writers. DWPC will collaborate with Author U, Colorado Authors’ League and Lighthouse Writers to offer services for writers, short presentations, entertainment and resources. The event is designed to encourage creativity, collaboration and mutual support.

To register or receive more information, contact www.dwpconline.org, or call DWPC at 303-839-1519. Registration is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Free parking is provided.