Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR)

APPR 2017 Events Flyer

Readings from the book

High Impact Educational Practices, HIPs

Community reading programs are Common Intellectual Experiences (CIE), which are a High Impact Educational Practice.  

2017 Event Calendar

Past Events:

Painting Narratives: A Showcase of the Arts - Hip-Hop Music by local musician/activist Kevin Mitchell & Friends.  Live Painting in response to the music, plus puppetry, Theatre & Dance teasers for the upcoming performance of the play Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992.

PPCC Downtown Studio Campus, 

Marie Walsh Creative Commons

Friday 10/6/17, 6:00-8:00 PM


Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 

Theatre/Dance Production -  Docudrama monologue show about the Rodney King riots in LA.  Free admission, but canned good donation encouraged.

PPCC Centennial Campus, Theater

Thursday 11/30/17, 7:30 PM
Friday 12/1/17, 7:30 PM 
Saturday 12/2/17, 2:00 PM
Saturday 12/2/17, 7:30 PM


Twilight Tulsa, 1921, Race Riots in Earlier America: A Search for Meaning - Students of U.S. History and Communication will perform this dramatic, illustrated reading of original historical accounts and speeches. 

PPCC Rampart Range Campus, Library

Wednesday 12/6/17,  11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 


APPR Showcase of Talent - Celebration of APPR contest winners, plus contributions from students who have worked with the book & contest theme in their classes

Carnegie Room, Penrose Library (20 N Cascade Ave) next door to PPCC Downtown Studio Campus

Wednesday 12/6/17, 5:30-7:00 PM   

Associated Event:

Just Talk: The ’92 L.A. Riots - the UCCS Kraemer Family Library will feature a Just Talk event w/riots witness Barbara Headle from the UCCS History Dept., group responses and discussions, and contest promotion. 

UCCS Kraemer Family Library 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Thursday 10/12/17, 7:00-8:30 PM 

APPR 2017 Final Report

Academic book choice for APPR 2017

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,  Anna Deavere Smith’s stunning work of "documentary theater" in which she uses verbatim the words of people who experienced the Los Angeles riots to expose and explore the devastating human impact of that event.

PPCC APPR Contest Flyer

Free video of Anna Deavere Smith performing the play

Here’s a PBS Great Performances episode of Anna Deavere Smith performing the play the book is based on:

APPR 2017 flyer (PPLD)

2017 contest information

Pikes Peak Community College Libraries
Information ∞ Inquiry ∞ Learning