Jun 18 2022

2022 Frank Waters Literary Awards

Presented by Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District at DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs

Friends of the Library Announce Literary Awards Recipients

International best-selling author Jim Fergus has been named the 2022 recipient of the Frank Waters Award by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District. Fergus, a Colorado College graduate, will receive the award and be the keynote speaker at the annual Literary Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on June 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd

Fergus’s first novel, “One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd,” was published in 1998. The novel won the 1999 Fiction of the Year Award from the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association. It has since sold over 700,000 copies in the United States.

Fergus has also published a collection of outdoor articles and essays, titled “The Sporting Road.” In 2005, his second novel, “The Wild Girl: The Notebooks of Ned Giles” set in the 1930’s in Chicago, Arizona, and the Sierra Madre of Mexico, was published.  In 2018, he published “The Vengeance of Mothers,” a sequel to his first novel  followed by “Strongheart” in 2021.   Fergus divides his time between southern Arizona and France, where he also is a best-selling author.

The 2022 Golden Quill award also will be presented at the luncheon. The annual prize, given to a local author or publication, will go to John Anderson, former El Paso County sheriff, historian and writer.  His works include: “Sherlock Holmes in Little London: 1896 The Missing Year”; “Rankin Scott Kelly: First Sheriff of El Paso County Colorado Territory 1861-1867”; andUte Prayer Tees of the Pikes Peak Region.”

Cost of the luncheon will be $45 for Friends of the Library members, $50 for all others. Reservations also may be mailed to: Beth Crumrine, Friends of PPLD, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918. Deadline for reservations is 5 p.m. Friday, June 10. Questions may be directed to the Friends office, 531-6333, Ext. 1461.

Books will be for sale at the event and authors will be on hand to autograph them. Proceeds from the event benefit Friends, who support library district programs and needs.

Admission Info

$45 for members

$50 for non-members

$360 for a table of 8

Phone: (719) 231-7202

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Dates & Times

2022/06/18 - 2022/06/18

Location Info

DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs

1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906