The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center of the American West will celebrate the release of Laura Pritchett’s book “Great Colorado Bear Stories” (Riverbend Press) with an evening of stories and discussion by Pritchett and CU-Boulder professor and (Boulder) Daily Camera columnist Jeff Mitton. The two will talk about the grizzlies that once roamed Colorado and the black bears that still do. The program is at 7 p.m. April 17 in ATLAS Room 100 on the CU-Boulder campus. Books will be for sale at this event, which is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Pritchett is the author/editor of six books. Her fiction includes the novel “Sky Bridge,” which won the WILLA Fiction Award; and the short story collection “Hell’s Bottom, Colorado,” which won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize and the PEN USA Award. She also is the editor/co-editor of three anthologies: “Pulse of the River,” “Home Land” and “Going Green: True Tales From Gleaners, Scavengers and Dumpster Divers.”
Mitton, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, writes a biweekly column, Natural Selections, for the Daily Camera. His columns describe the natural history and ecological interactions of plants and animals in Colorado.