Book Notes, April 1, l2012

“Monumental Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument”

‘Monumental Majesty’ finalist for award

“Monumental Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument” is a Colorado Book Award finalist in the anthology/collection category.

“Monumental Majesty” was written, photographed and designed by Daily Sentinel staff and edited by Managing Editor Laurena Mayne Davis.

It will be recognized at the Colorado Book Award Celebration during the Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival on June 22 in Aspen.

The other two finalists in the anthology/collection category are “Denver Inside and Out” from History Colorado and “Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall and Peak,” edited by Kerry L. Burns and Cameron M. Burns.

The Colorado Book Awards also announced the finalists in the literary fiction category: “The Weird Sisters: A Novel” by Eleanor Brown, “Kings of Colorado: A Novel” by David E. Hilton, and “The Bride’s House: A Novel” by Sandra Dallas.

For information about the awards and upcoming finalist announcements in other categories, go to

Copies of “Monumental Majesty” can be purchased ($32.95 plus tax) at area retailers, The Daily Sentinel and

Latimer House hosts writing class


Two writers with the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum will teach a free writing class for women who have attended workshops at Latimer House.

The classes will be from 5–6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from April 4 through May 9.

“Write to heal and harmonize, develop your skill with easy exercises and practice letting your imagination soar,” a news release about the class says.

No experience is necessary. To register, call Renee Patterson at 241-0324.

Writing group plans reading session


Class members of Women Writing for (a) Change invite other women to join them for a Spring Read-Around from 7–9 p.m. Thursday at Heart of Junction Church, 755 N. Fourth St. Parking is behind the church on Hill Street.

There will be stories, poems, wine and hors d’oeuvres.


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