Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press to Reveal Published Anthology at the 2010 Student Literary Awards

Fifty-five Colorado students will become published authors and artists as they are honored during the seventh annual Student Literary Awards for their literary or artistic achievements in two international competitions.

May 4, 2010 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press today announced the publication of the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology: Winning Art, Poems and Letters by Colorado Students,” which will be revealed publicly on May 6, 2010 during the seventh annual Student Literary Awards at the Denver Public Library.  The book is an 88 page, full-color literary collection of the winning entries in the annual “Letters About Literature” and “River of Words” contests, held by the Colorado Humanities and sponsored by Outskirts Press. Educators and family members will join in recognizing the winning students from across Colorado for their literary and artistic achievements. 

Each winner will receive, among other prizes, a complimentary copy of the published anthology featuring their work. Additional copies will be available for purchase at the event for $23.95, with proceeds going toward the Colorado Humanities. Like all high-quality books published through Outskirts Press, the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology” will be available for order worldwide via wholesale distribution with Ingram and online retail availability with Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“We’re particularly grateful for the sponsorship of Outskirts Press, which has contributed to the event and provided publication of student poems, letters and visual art in a perfect-bound book,” said Josephine Jones, Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book director of programs. “When students see their work in a book that looks like others in libraries and stores, they make a deep connection to reading, writing and art.”

Linda Ashman, noted speaker and winner of a past Colorado Book Award, will be Mistress of Ceremonies. Awards for winners in the “River of Words” competition will be presented by Colorado’s River of Words judge Justice Gregory Hobbs.  Young Adult authors Denise Vega and Amy Ryan will present honors to the winners in the “Letters About Literature competition.

“Colorado Humanities put together a beautiful full-color publication featuring the work of fifty-five talented Colorado students,” said Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson, who will be on hand at the Student Literary Awards on Thursday.  “And Outskirts Press is proud to be a part of this important annual event, which communicates the value of literacy to children of all ages.”

For more information about Colorado Humanities, River of Words, and Letters About Literature, visit  For more information about Outskirts Press and the “2010 Student Literary Awards Anthology: Winning Art, Poems and Letters by Colorado Students,” visit

About Colorado Humanities:

Colorado Humanities supports high-quality literary, cultural and historical programs throughout Colorado in an effort to bring the humanities to communities across the state.  The mission of Colorado Humanities is to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate their diverse cultural heritage.  Our programs, including Motherread/Fatherread Colorado, Writers in the Schools, Hispanic Heritage Live and High Plains Chautauqua, encourage and enable people to read, listen and learn in cultural activities and to participate in civic dialogue.  Colorado Humanities strives to bring the humanities to life in Colorado.  Colorado Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  More information about Colorado Humanities can be found by visiting

About Outskirts Press, Inc:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

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