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The Colorado Language Arts Society is a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, a professional association of educators in English studies, Literacy, and Language Arts.

CLAS is a sponsor of the Blue Spruce Book Award and the Colorado Teen Literature Conference.

In spring 2018, CLAS, the Colorado Writing Project, and the NCTE Student Affiliate at Metropolitan State University of Denver held a flash fiction writing contest for students in grades 6-12. The winners have been announced at http://www.nctemsudenver.club/flash-fiction-contest/ .

CLAS recently relaunched our award-winning journal, Statement. Please read the Fall 2018 issue and visit the Publications page for more information on how to publish with us.

Our most recent Fall Regional Conference was October 6, 2018, with keynotes by teacher and author Penny Kittle and poet Camille Dungy at the Tivoli Student Union in Denver. The conference is co-sponsored by the NCTE Student Affiliate at Metropolitan State University of Denver.


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