The Literary Awards
The Frank Waters and Golden Quill Literary Awards Luncheon
To encourage and recognize exemplary national and local writers, the Friends of the Pikes Peak Public Library presents two awards at an annual luncheon, its signature event.
The Frank Waters Award celebrates its namesake’s love of the American West. The $1,000 award is given to a writer who strives to foster literary excellence and a recognition of the people, culture and landscape of the American West.
The Golden Quill Award is a $500 prize given for literary achievement by an outstanding local author, illustrator, photographer or publication. Its recipient often is also engaged in fostering literacy in the community.
Congratulations to the 2024 honorees:
FRANK WATERS AWARD - Mark Lee Gardner
GOLDEN QUILL AWARD - Donna Guthrie
For past winners of the Frank Waters Award, click here.
For past winners of the Golden Quill Award, click here.