CMC’s Common Reader to feature bestselling author Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Colorado Mountain College is bringing New York Times bestselling author and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Benjamin Alire Sáenz to eight CMC communities, including Steamboat Springs, from Oct. 23-27 to talk about his book, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.”  

Sáenz’s Common Reader talk and book signing will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 at CMC Steamboat Springs. Books are now available at bookstores, at CMC Steamboat, at public libraries and through CMC’s virtual library through the Libby app at

CMC’s Common Reader selection is a young adult fiction book that focuses on the power of family and friendship. The film version of “Ari and Dante” opened nationwide Sept. 8 with a cast including Eva Longoria and up-and-coming actors Max Pelayo and Reese Gonzales.

An art and creative writing contest is open to CMC students, employees and community members, and submissions are due by Nov. 10.  

For more about Common Reader, author talks and the art and creative writing contest, go to or contact Jonathan Beam at 970-870-4449 or

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