Veteran writers to read from 2018 anthology

“Still Coming Home” is a collection of essays, stories and poems written by military men and women

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Posted 4/1/19

Contributors to the Colorado Humanities anthology “Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing,” published in 2018, will visit two Arapahoe Libraries branches in April. Veteran writers Crisosto …

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Veteran writers to read from 2018 anthology

“Still Coming Home” is a collection of essays, stories and poems written by military men and women

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Contributors to the Colorado Humanities anthology “Still Coming Home: Denver Veterans Writing,” published in 2018, will visit two Arapahoe Libraries branches in April.

Veteran writers Crisosto Apache, Maryanna W. Brunkhorst, James Speed Hensinger, Luke Anthony Alfonso Martínez and David Lennon will read from the anthology at the Smoky Hill Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, and at the Koelbel Library at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 12.

Denver Veterans Writing Workshop leaders selected the pieces to include in the anthology and worked with the authors to prepare their work for publication, according to a news release.

As the editors write in the introduction, “What you will see here are essays, stories, and poems that are as complicated and diverse as the individuals who make up the military … But what they all have in common is a sincere effort to tell their stories in the most vulnerable and honest way that they could.”

Under the leadership of former chairman William Adams, a Vietnam veteran and a philosophy scholar, the National Endowment for the Humanities issued a call to state humanities councils “to explore the experience of war through the lens of the humanities” through an initiative called “Standing Together,” the release said.

These ideas and aspirations came together as Colorado Humanities was awarded an Arts in Society grant, funded by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation, and in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center through their Arts in Society Program, the release said.

Colorado Humanities is the only Colorado organization exclusively dedicated to supporting humanities education for adults and children statewide. Celebrating its 45th year and its 15th year as host for the Colorado Center for the Book, Colorado Humanities is a nonprofit affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of Congress Center for the Book, the Smithsonian Institution, and the national award-winning educational nonprofit Motheread Inc.

With offices in the Denver Technological Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado Humanities works with 150 program partners throughout the state to design and implement programs that best meet each community's needs. To learn more, visit coloradohumanities.org or call 303-894-7951.

Smoky Hill Library is at 5430 S. Biscay Circle, Centennial, and Koelbel Library is at 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial.

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