Every year Outskirts Press donates a percentage of its revenue to good causes and charities, typically revolving around literacy. One of our strongest and long-lasting alliances has been with the Colorado Humanities, and specifically the Colorado Book Awards. For the last few years I have been the presenter or co-presenter for the awards banquet that used to take place annually in Aspen until it moved to Parker, Colorado (home of Outskirts Press) a couple years ago. I believe there may even still be some videos of the previous awards ceremonies on the Colorado Humanities website.
Now the 2018 Colorado Book Award Finalists have been announced. Finalists will read select passages from their works at BookBar in Denver throughout April and May. You can see a full list of the finalists here. Congratulations to them all!