2018 CPW Authors’ Luncheon is Saturday, Nov. 3
CPW has introduced many outstanding authors and their books through the years, and this year’s Authors’ Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 3, is no exception. This year’s luncheon, held again at the Denver Woman’s Press Club, 1325 Logan St. in Denver, will feature two of our own authors, Judi Buehrer with her first book, “Two Years in Moscow,” just being released, and Donna Bryson with her second non-fiction book, “Home of the Brave,” released in January. Both women have lived and worked in several foreign countries. Our third speaker is Diane Byington, a former college professor whose first fiction book, “Who She Is,” is being published by Red Adept Publishing.
Reservations for the event are due by Tuesday, Oct 30. The cost is $27 for Colorado Press Women and Denver Woman’s Press Club members, and guests are welcome for $29. Payment should be in advance by check payable to Colorado Press Women, sent to Mary Parmelee at 586 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80209, (303-777-9123) or by PayPal (see button below, handling fee applies). Note: We had 38 attendees last year, a limit for the clubhouse, so don’t wait too long to register!
Registration at the clubhouse begins at 9:30 am with coffee and mini-muffins, and the program starts promptly at 10 am. Each of the speakers will speak and answer questions for 40 minutes, and there will be time for book sales and signing. Biscuits and Berries catering of Denver will again be serving box lunches with choices of: Chicken salad, turkey, roast beef or veggies on croissants or sweet potato buns accompanied by fruit, dessert and drinks. There is parking in a lot just north of the DWPC house or on adjacent streets.
Donna Bryson was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press from 1986-2012, with assignments in the US, Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Since settling in Colorado with her family, Bryson has freelanced for The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Her first book, “It’s a Black-White Thing,” about race relations among South Africans, was published in 2014 and won first place in the nonfiction book category in the National Federation of Press Women Communications Contest and was shortlisted for the City Press Tafelberg Nonfiction Award, a national South African prize. In her latest book, “Home of the Brave,” Bryson details how residents of a Colorado town helped military veterans looking for a place to call home.
Diane Byington is the award-winning author of “Who She Is,” an historical women’s fiction novel set in the 1960’s about female friendships, family secrets and the Boston Marathon. Diane has been a tenured college professor, yoga teacher, psychotherapist and executive coach. Also, she raised goats for fiber and once took a job cooking hot dogs for a NASCAR event. Besides reading and writing, Diane loves to hike, kayak and photograph sunsets. She and her husband divide their time between Boulder and the small Central Florida town they discovered while doing research for her novel.
Judi Buehrer spent more than 30 years as a journalist in Nebraska, New Mexico and Colorado, then began her nine-year stint in international journalism in 1991 in Moscow at The Moscow Times and continued reporting in Bangkok, Thailand and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Among her awards are a first place in the 2018 NFPW Communications contest for her commentary, “Lessons from Russia,” published in the Denver Post, and the 2012 award for “Excellence in International Journalism” from the University of Nebraska. “Two Years in Moscow” is her first book as an author.
Ongoing CPW Events
The CPW Writers Group welcomes new members interested in stretching into creative writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry or scripts. We meet at 10 a.m . on the second Saturday of the month. For details, contact Dala Giffin.
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