15th Annual Mountain of Authors Live Panel

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Adults , Seniors
Registration for this event will close on April 29, 2021 @ 12:00pm.
There are 30 seats remaining.

Program Description

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Welcome to the 15th Annual Pikes Peak Library District Mountain of Authors!

Please join us for this year's live, in-person panel,  "Case File Conversations: Crime and the People that Chronicle It."  This hour long presentation will complement the virtual keynote address by Joe Kenda on Sat., May 1, 2021, and recorded local author Book Buzz presentations.  The panelists will discuss their respective careers, how they became involved in the field of crime writing/solving/reporting, and their experiences with it in the Colorado Springs community.

The panel will last about fifty minutes, followed by a ten minute audience question and answer session.  This year's panelists include:

  • Colorado Book Award-winning author of Black Pearl and police procedural and psychological suspense Donnell Ann Bell.
  • Retired Colorado Springs Police Officer and compiler of the Homicides of the Colorado Springs Area, 1872 to Present index in Pikes Peak Library District Special Collections, Dwight Haverkorn.
  • Hosts of the Colorado Springs Gazette podcast Colorado Cold Case, Olivia Prentzel and Lance Benzel.


(Panelists Donnell Ann Bell, Dwight Haverkorn, Olivia Prentzel, and Lance Benzel)

Registration is required; if you register, please make every effort to attend as space is very limited.  If you need to cancel, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make seats available to others.  There will be a limited waitlist; if you are waitlisted, we will contact you if there is an opening and you can attend.

Mask/facial covering are required and must be worn at all times.  Social distancing norms will be observed.  By registering, you agree to observe these practices while at the Pikes Peak Library District.

This panel will be recorded and posted to the Mountain of Authors/Pikes Peak Library District YouTube page for later viewing.


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