History of the Denver chapter



The history of the Colorado Nevil Shute Chapter began shortly after my wife, Joan, and I (Art Cornell) moved to Colorado in 2000. Previously, we had lived in New Jersey where we started reading Nevil Shute. It was there that I fell in love with his books and thought I would enjoy meeting other Shute readers.


In 1992 I wrote a letter to the local newspaper and from it, I received five calls. We formed the Nevil Shute Society. It is now the New Jersey Chapter. And they are still going strong.


In Colorado I put up signs in the local libraries announcing a meeting. We had no attendees. Then in March 2001, when we attended the Nevil Shute Gathering in Australia, we met four Nevil Shute enthuisasts from the Denver area. That was the beginning of the Colorado Chapter. Since then, we have grown through word of mouth and through our web site.


Art Cornell