A Dozen for Denver

Rocky Mountain News office in 1800sConnie Willis has written one of the “Dozen for Denver” series of stories that will begin running weekly in the Rocky Mountain News on September 2.

The paper commissioned the first eleven stories from Willis, Margaret Coel, Joanne Greenberg, Pam Houston, Nick Arvin, Sandra Dallas, Manuel Ramos, Robert Greer, Arnold Grossman, Diane Mott Davidson and Laura Pritchett. The twelfth will be written by the winner of a contest, and will depict Denver of the future.

The authors’ stories cover the period from the 1860s to the present. And all have at least one thing in common: Larimer Street, the city’s oldest, is at least mentioned….

The stories that make up “A Dozen on Denver” will reveal something about the forces that made this the city it is today. The winning entry will tell us what life in the Denver of tomorrow might be like.

Judges for the contest include Rocky Mountain News staffers Sandra Dallas, books editor Patti Thorn, editor John Temple, as well as retired Tattered Cover bookseller Margaret Maupin, and publishing consultant Laurie Block, who was responsible for originating the idea.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]

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