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All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR)

APPR 2016 "Stories" Writing Center contest

Submission deadline Saturday October 15th

Contest will focus on writing and fine arts.  Prizes will include a 32 inch Samsung LED TV donated by the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD). 

Prizes will be awarded at the APPR 2016 "Stories" Showcase of Talent" on Wednesday October 26th.

LIT and THE collaboration

The Literature and Theatre departments will be collaborating their efforts this fall.

The play script for "After." by Chad Beckim will be integrated into several Literature classes this fall in advance of a November PPCC Theatre department performance.  


On November 17-19 the Theatre department will present the play “After.” by Chad Beckim.


The Literature department will use the play script "After." by Chad Beckim in many of their classes this fall.  

2016 Summary Report

The APPR 2016 theme is STORIES

The Adult book choice that most events this year will focus on is:

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work  by Jeanne Marie Laskas
Award winning journalist.  Character driven stories.  Similar to Studs Terkel’s Working.

Last chapter excerpt:


Link to hundreds of book copies from PPLD

PPCC - Centennial - Reference    HD8072.5 .L37 2013
PPCC - Centennial - Stacks    HD8072.5 .L37 2013    
PPCC - Rampart Range - Stacks    HD8072.5 .L37 2013
PPCC - Rampart Range - Stacks    HD8072.5 .L37 2013

Hidden "Earlier" America

Wednesday October 26th


Pikes Peak Community College’s Rampart Range Campus Library

Hidden Earlier America: “The Unseen People Who Made This Country Work”

A Dramatic, Illustrated Presentation by students of the History-Communication Learning Community with Professors Katherine Sturdevant and Stephen Collins.

Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas

Wednesday October 26th

1-2:00 pm

Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Campus Rooms S205/215

Jeanne Marie Laskas talks about Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work (APPR 2016 Adult book choice)

*Event will be recorded for classes who cannot visit at this time.

Excerpt from the book:

APPR 2016 "Stories" Showcase of Talent

Wednesday October 26th


Pikes Peak Library District
Penrose Library, Carnegie Room
20 N. Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

APPR 2016 “Stories” Showcase of Talent

Show organized by fine arts departments.  Will highlight some of our “Stories” Writing Center contest winners.  

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