Published: April 26, 2022

If You Go
Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 6:00PM
Where: Humanities 250

How Spending Time with Thompson Prize Winner Jenny Shank and Getting Acquainted with Her New Book Could Offer a Remedy for Our Nation's Current Calamities in Communication

Joined by Patty Limerick, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board for the Center of the American West, she reunited with past Thompson Prize winner and local, Boulder author of Mixed Company, Jenny Shank, for a lively discussion about how Shank’s writing career harmonizes with the mission of the Center of the American West. Mixed Company has been named a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards in the General Fiction category. The winners will be announced in June. Stay tuned for special guests who joined the conversation!


The Center of the American West takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives in the pursuit of solutions to the region's difficulties. We at the Center believe that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.