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2020-08-04 Print

Nominations for 2021 Colorado Author’s Hall of Fame Open in August

An announcement that nominations for the Colorado Authors' Hall of Fame are open in August


Denver, CO August 4, 2020 – The nominations for second Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame will be open to the public in August of this year. The induction ceremony will be held on September 18 of 2021 at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton.

Information about the upcoming Induction event, donations, events, board members and future inductees can all be found at

The criteria for the nominations for the Hall of Fame are as follows:

• The author was born in Colorado, currently live in Colorado, or created one of their published works in Colorado.
• They write about Colorado or include a location or event in Colorado as part of their published work.
• Made significant and enduring contributions to their fields of work.
• Helped open new frontiers for writing styles, ideas and concepts.
• Inspired others by the breadth of their writing and work.
• Advanced the status of authors.

Up to 12 authors will be nominated for the 2021 Hall of Fame before nominations close at the end of February 2021, with the next Hall of Fame being conducted in 2023.

The first Hall of Fame induction, held in September of 2019, was deemed a massive success by those that attended, with authors local and national, living and passed being inducted into the prestigious event. The 22 authors honored included the likes of international bestsellers like Stephen King and Clive Cussler, as well as award winners like sci-fi author Connie Willis and Christian fiction author Jerry Jenkins. Every author either lived in Colorado at some time or featured Colorado prominently in their works.

Judith Briles is the founder of the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame. Her goal in creating the Hall was to acknowledge the countless author treasurers that have graced Colorado. “The breadth of impact these authors have is priceless. Their rich stories; their recognition as an influencer and problem solver with their written words; their residency in Colorado as a community member; and the measurable impact their words have had globally set the stage for an evening that is not to be missed.”

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.

Press inquiries: Judith Briles, or 303-885-2207.


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8122 S. Quatar Circle, Aurora, CO 80016

Phone: 3038852207