Lois Beebe Hayna honored again by the Colorado Authors League


In 2014, Lois Beebe Hayna received the Colorado Author’s League Lifetime Achievement Award. Her poetry is both an expressive achievement and it represents a lifetime, as Lois Hayna was then 101 years old. In 2015, the Colorado Author’s League gave her it highest poetry award for her book Lagniappe. In 2016, she won the Colorado Author’s League Poetry Award for the second year in a row for her book Moon-Hung Midnights. She is now 103.

Regis University is proud of its own relationship with Lois Hayna. In May 2009, she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the university and in 2010 the Lois Beebe Hayna Creative Writing Center opened in the Dayton Memorial Library.

On the 4th floor of the Library, a collection of her writings are available in the Lois B. Hayna Papers in Archives and Special Collections. Her papers document her creative work from the 1930s – 2016. The collection includes poems and their revisions, short stories as well as recollections of her childhood in Wisconsin during the 1920s and 1930s, living in the South of the 1940s, and her return to writing after moving to Colorado.

Lois B. Hayna in the Archives and Special Collections, 2015

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