Congratulations to Colorado Youth for a Change – Colorado Reading Corps.

The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series welcomes award winning authors to speak to our sold out crowd of subscribers and on Saturday, March 9, we had the pleasure of hosting the bestselling mystery writer, Louise Penny. What a great night it was hearing about her way of writing, thinking and living and enjoying her sense of humor the whole way through. Louise joined us backstage prior to her talk to meet and help present a $5,000 grant to Colorado Youth for a Change – Colorado Reading Corps. This program manages kindergarten through third grade students in seven school districts across the state, to increase reading proficiency. Accepting the check on behalf of Colorado Youth for a Change were executive director, Mary Zanotti, Katie Garthwright, Kindra Weisbrod and Jen Reming, pictured with our featured author from Canada, Louise Penny, and Stacy Schafer from The Denver Post Community Foundation.