Call for submissions

Enter the Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest to win $500

Sept. 9, 2022

Share an essay, original artwork or multimedia reflection that responds to or celebrates the themes in Braiding Sweetgrass for a chance to win $500. Submissions are due by 12 p.m. on February 8.

Robin Wall Kimmerer speaking at the Boulder Theater.

‛Braiding Sweetgrass’ author offers Indigenous prescription to address climate change

Dec. 2, 2022

At a sold-out talk on December 1, Robin Wall Kimmerer discussed the importance of tapping Indigenous knowledge “not so that we can go back to some imagined past but so we can go forward together and find solutions that are not embedded only by the Western worldview.”

Boulder Theater Facade and Buffs One Read book cover

Bring your class to see Robin Wall Kimmerer at the Boulder Theater

Oct. 24, 2022

Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass” is speaking at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, December 1 as part of the Buffs One Read program.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

“Braiding Sweetgrass” Author Robin Wall Kimmerer to speak Dec. 1 in Boulder Theater.

Oct. 3, 2022

The free event is part of the Buffs One Read, a campus-wide program produced by University Libraries and Student Affairs that builds community through the shared reading of one book.

A picture of grain. Photo by Erik-Jan Leusink on Unsplash.

Join the Buffs One Read Book Club

Sept. 7, 2022

Read the chapter “Honorable Harvest” in Braiding Sweetgrass and join the discussion September 14.

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Get your Buffs One Read book

Aug. 30, 2022

First-years can get their copy of the Buffs One Read book at the campus bookstore. The University Libraries have copies to check out as well.

Braiding Sweetgrass book cover

Every first-year student gets a copy of new Buffs One Read book

Aug. 17, 2022

Connect with other Buffs by reading the same book and joining campus community events.

Mya Lillemoen at the Buffs One Read Contest reception

University Libraries announce Buffs One Read Contest winners

March 30, 2022

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the three winners of the Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest. Read their contest submissions.

Enter the Buffs One Read storytelling contest

Enter to win $500 in the Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder undergraduate students have the opportunity to share their unique stories with the campus community during the University Libraries’ first Buffs One Read Storytelling Contest and exhibit. A panel of judges will select three winners to receive a $500 prize each and have their works recognized at a celebratory...

The cover of American Like Me

Join the Buffs One Read and get your copy of American Like Me

Sept. 28, 2021

Get your copy of American Like me, this year's selection for the Buffs One Read. Join the campus community in conversation with events sponsored by the University Libraries.