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Join Us in Reading Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason's "Ludlow"
CMC's Common Reader engages students, staff and community members and culminates with local author visits
Art and Creative Writing Contest! Poetry in Everyday Life: Socio-political, Environmental, and Economic Moments
David Mason's novel in verse, "Ludlow" tells the story of a handful of Greek, Mexican, Scottish, and Italian immigrant workers in southern Colorado in the early 1900s. Labor troubles climax in the Ludlow Massacre of April, 1914, when the Colorado National Guard killed striking miners and their family members.
In preparation for David Mason's visit to CMC campuses this fall, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to read the book during the summer or the early fall. Instructors of all disciplines are invited to create learning activities around this year's common reader.
To view a video on the author and the book, see: A Violent Moment in American Labor History, Captured in Verse (PBS)
Ludlow History in Film
Watch the trailer (below) for "Way Down in the Hole," a new film about the bloody Colorado Coal Miner's strike of 1913-14. Directed by Alex Johnston.
Art/Writing Contest Winners
Click on titles to view or read the winning selections in a pop-up window.
Winners of the Art Contest