Published: Aug. 18, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail The Center of the American West at CU-Boulder will host “Words to Stir the Soul: Readings from the American West,” on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. Faculty, students and community members will celebrate the rich literary heritage of the American West as they read segments from their favorite western-inspired literature. Patricia Limerick, CU-Boulder history professor, and William Riebsame, geography professor and editor of the “Atlas of the New West,” will participate in the readings. A list of the featured literature will be available at the program. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception at 8:30 p.m. The readings will kick off a year of conferences, lectures, discussions and seminars sponsored by the center. A similar program will be held at the Tattered Cover bookstore in lower downtown Denver on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m, featuring readings by Denver celebrities. The center was created in 1987 to celebrate the distinctive character of the West and to discuss and debate issues that are of importance to Westerners.