Attendance at the American Association of University Women (AAUW)-Colorado Springs Branch Authors’ Day provides many gifts: First of all, you will enjoy the personally expanding experience of hearing authors Mary Taylor Young, author of 17 non-fiction books about the landscape and heritage of Colorado, J.D.R. Hawkins, a rare female Civil War author of a fiction series told from the Confederate perspective as well as non-fiction works, and Cindy Skaggs, author of seven romantic suspense novels. Additional gifts are the enjoyable association with like-minded people, lovely items to purchase at the silent auction, books to buy and have autographed by the author, a delicious breakfast, AND encouraging aid to local women college students to complete their degrees.
All of the proceeds from ticket sales, silent auction, book sales, and donations will be put into the branch’s Local Scholarships Fund. Each spring students from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Pike’s Peak Community College apply for our Local Scholarships; the winners are chosen on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, personal statement, and recommendation. In recent years the AAUW-Colorado Springs branch has awarded a total of $31,000 in college scholarships to local women, mostly funded by our Authors’ Day.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 noon
The Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St.
08:30 Registration, silent auction, breakfast
09:30 Mary Taylor Young (author)
10:00 Silent auction
10:15 JDR Hawkins
10:45 Silent auction, book sales
11:00 Cindy Skaggs, Speaker
11:30 book sales, final silent auction bidding
Price: $40.00 RSVP: by Monday, October 22
Buy tickets: Pay on-line with a credit card at http//coloradosprings-co.aauw.net OR Make checks payable to Colorado Springs AAUW and mail to Jeanne Marsh, 850 Timber Valley Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
Funny story. During the Mercury Retrograde Incident in September 2016, Cindy's original blog disappeared. Five years, gone in a random act of chaos. Now she gets to repopulate her blog world one post at a time. Join her if you dare. :)