Fri. Oct. 18

9:15 AM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

Writing Great Creative Nonfiction – It’s All in the Details!

by Susan Harness 

Writing workshop presented by Susan Harness. Registration required. You know how you can sit around in a group and there is always someone who can tell the wildest, funniest, or most captivating stories? And you wonder how they do it, time and time again. It’s all in the details. In this workshop we’ll explore how to construct a written, rich narrative that will place you and your surroundings into a 3-dimensional space by working with your five senses. Come prepared to write, to think, to explore, and most of all, to have fun. Let your mind wander and your words become your palette!

11:15 AM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

Stories in a Flash: Introduction to Flash Fiction

by Kathy Fish 

Presented by Kathy FishRegistration required. The term “flash fiction” brings to mind lightning, brilliance, spark. With hundreds of literary journals now devoted solely to the form, and the emergence of exciting new anthologies, such as the annual Best Small Fictions series, flash fiction is a rapidly burgeoning literary genre. As an introduction to flash fiction, this generative session will illuminate what flash is and isn’t. We will read and discuss the very best published examples of the form and then, using prompts, we will tap into memories and dream imagery which we will use to quickly create stories of 500 words or fewer. Expect to leave with two fresh drafts of surprising depth and emotional resonance. Supply list: paper and pen, laptop, tablet, etc.

12:00 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Large Meeting Room

Writing the Food Scene

by Molly Reid 

Food and the act of eating are fundamental parts of who we are. Through food we express ourselves individually and communally; we show people how we feel about them; we show off; we indulge; we survive. In this workshop, we’ll look at how some writers incorporate the preparation and consumption of food in unexpected ways. We’ll practice going beyond the familiar family dinner scene to explore the body and its hungers, mine the sensory, and reveal and deepen character. Presented by Molly Reid (The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary). Registration required.

1:15 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

CANCELLED: Self-Publishing Through the Library

Sorry, this session has been cancelled.

1:45 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Large Meeting Room

Taking the Mystery Out of Writing a Mystery

by Bailey Cates 

Presented by Bailey Cates (Magical Bakery Mysteries). Registration required. Learn about different mystery sub-genres and explore the vital elements of any kind of mystery. We’ll talk about plot questions, character arc, the roles of setting and atmosphere, pacing, and ways of structuring your story. Be sure to bring something to write with/on because we’ll be doing some exercises!

3:00 PM

Odell Brewing Taproom
800 E. Lincoln Ave.

Odell Taproom Takeover

by Jereme Zimmerman  , Christina Marie  ,

3:00 – 8:00 PM, Odell Brewing Taproom Grab a beer! Your pint purchase benefits the Fort Collins Book Fest. Book sales and signings with "Food for Thought" authors from 5:00 – 6:00 PM featuring Jereme Zimmerman (Brew Beer Like a Yeti) and Christina Marie (Cooking with Beer in Colorado). It's thanks to the generosity of organizations like Odell Brewing that we're able to present the FoCo Book Fest to you free of charge.

3:15 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

Where Does Your Food Come From? A Poetry Workshop

by Iris Jamahl Dunkle 

In this workshop, we'll explore writing about our favorite foods by exploring their history (biological and cultural). Presented by Iris Jamahl Dunkle (Interrupted Geographies: There's a Ghost in This Machine of Air). Registration required.

3:30 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Large Meeting Room

Chocolate Flight and Write

by Laura Resau 

Laura Resau will guide you through a fun chocolate tasting, which will open your senses and let your creativity soar. Write imagery-rich poems, stories, and character sketches…all while enjoying dark chocolate as exquisite inspiration. Registration required.

5:00 PM

Odell Brewing Taproom
800 E. Lincoln Ave.

Jereme Zimmerman and Christina Marie at Odell Brewing

by Jereme Zimmerman  , Christina Marie  ,

Book sales and signing at Odell Brewing's Taproom with Jereme Zimmerman and Christina Marie! Jereme Zimmerman, author of Brew Beer Like a Yeti, will be signing books during the FoCo Book Fest takeover at Odell Brewing's Taproom. Meet Jereme and learn about his passion for traditional brewing ingredients and techniques. Interested in learning how to brew mead like a viking? He can tell you about that, too. Jereme was awarded 3rd place for Best Book from the North American Guild of Beer Writers at their awards ceremony at the Great American Beer Fest in Denver earlier this month! Christina Marie is  an author, collaborator, and culinary entrepreneur. Her business, Chefs on the Go is centered on community development and introduces clients to the joys of cooking through working with local chefs. Her latest publication is Cooking with Beer in Colorado, which unites various local chef and brewer talents. She is happy to be a resident of Colorado and embraces the microbreweries and restaurants that surround her.    

5:00 PM

Various Locations
Downtown Fort Collins

Fort Collins Foodie Walk

feat. Savory Spice Shop, The Cupboard, and Happy Lucky's

 
5:00-8:00 PM A CULINARY TOUR OF TASTY PROPORTIONS
The Fort Collins Foodie Walk features 14 of Old Town’s finest culinary shops, as they stay open late on the 3rd Friday of each month for interactive showcases, seasonal flavors, and exciting taste experiences! Who is a foodie?  Foodies are people who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and recreation. Foodies wish to learn everything about food, the best and the ordinary, and take in the science, industry, history, and characters surrounding food. Culinary shops in Downtown Fort Collins focus on unique quality ingredients, locally sourced and organic produce in their shops. From Downtown Fort Collins Business Association Savory Spice Shop 5:30 – 6:00 PM George Wallace serves up elk meatballs and other local, native flavors. 7:00 – 7:15 PM Julia Child visits the spice shop. Performed by Karen Vuranch. The Cupboard 5:00 – 6:00 PM Book sales and signing with chef JL Fields, author of Fast & Easy Vegan Cooking. Happy Lucky’s Teahouse 5:00 – 8:00 PM  10th anniversary celebration!

7:30 PM

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar and Pub
215 N. College Ave.

Literary Amuse-Bouche: Readings

by Molly Reid  , Octavio Quintanilla  , Adam Dickinson  ,

We're offering you a delightful preview, just like an amuse-bouche, of what expect at this year's book fest! Kick off Food for Thought with three award-winning writers as they share selections from their latest work. An all-star lineup featuring San Antonio, Texas Poet Laureate Octavio Quintanilla (If I Go Missing), poet Adam Dickinson (Anatomic), and author Molly Reid (The Rapture Index: A Suburban Bestiary).       
Sat. Oct. 19

9:00 AM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Large Meeting Room

Foodie Used Book Sale

Poudre River Friends of the Library host a day-long used book sale featuring titles and authors related to food. The sale includes cookbooks, edible gardening books, food and culinary-themed novels, chef memoirs, biographies, and books about food history and culture. All proceeds from the book sale benefit Poudre River Public Library programs like the Fort Collins Book Fest and others. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Old Town Library.

9:30 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE
Ginger & Baker
The Mill Top
359 Linden St.

Doors open at 9:00 am

The Traveling Feast – On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes

by Rick Bass 

Rick Bass, one of America’s most iconic writers, shares an unforgettable adventure that nourishes and renews the spirit. At a turning point in his mid-fifties, Rick set out on a “journey of thanksgiving” with the goal to make a memorable meal for each of his mentors to express gratitude for the way they have shaped not only his writing but his life. From his bid to become Eudora Welty's lawn boy to the time George Plimpton offered to punch him in the nose, lineage has always been important to Rick Bass. Doors open at 9:00 am. Book sales and signing to follow. Introduction by Laura Pritchett.

11:00 AM

Art Lab Fort Collins
239 Linden St.

FoCo Writers Read

Twenty-four local writers take center stage at the Art Lab to share their writing. Support local authors and discover new favorites. Schedule of readings is available online. Hosted by Kristin Owens, Eleanor Shelton, and Northern Colorado Writers.

11:00 AM

Ginger and Baker
The Mill Top
359 Linden St.

Hungry: Eating, Road Tripping, and Risking it all with the Great Chef in the World

by Jeff Gordinier 

Jeff Gordinier relates the story of four years of globe-trotting culinary adventure with Danish chef Rene Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called the best in the world. Hungry is a chronicle of the moment when daredevil cooking became the most exciting and groundbreaking form of artistry. Book sales and signing to follow. Moderated by Carson Block. Jeff is the food and drinks editor of Esquire. His work has also appeared in publications such as Real Simple, Details, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Outside, Travel + Leisure, The Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times.

11:00 AM

Ginger and Baker
Teaching Kitchen
359 Linden St.

Sabores de Nuestra Tierra (Clase de cocina)

by Ana Mario Benavides 

Original de la Ciudad de México, Ana Mario Benavides es una chef que a viajado y vivido alrededor del mundo perfeccionando sus técnicas culinarias. En esta presentación de cocina, Ana Mario usará ingredients esenciales en la cocina de Latino América para crear platillos esquisitos y fáciles de incroporar en tu propia cocina.

11:00 AM

New Belgium Brewery
500 Linden St.

Cooking with Beer in Colorado

by Christina Marie 

Christina Marie serves up beerlicious collaborative recipes from the best chefs and brewers of Fort Collins and the Front Range playground, an area with more restaurants per capita than any other city in Colorado. The recipes are written in the chefs' own words, and the brewers' notes are prepared by the brewers themselves to show off their personal styles. Book sales and signing to follow.

11:00 AM

Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

Food Justice Now!

by Joshua Sbicca 

The United States is a nation of foodies and food activists, many of them progressives, and yet their overwhelming concern for what they consume often hinders their engagement with social justice more broadly. Joshua Sbicca charts a path from food activism to social justice activism that integrates the two and calls on the food-focused to broaden and deepen their commitment to the struggle against structural inequalities both within and beyond the food system. Book sales and signing to follow.  

11:00 AM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

Building Multi-Dimensional Characters

by Ramona Ausubel 

Characters we can see, hear and feel are one of the great pleasures of writing and reading. In this workshop we will do a series of exercises that will help us to create richer, more nuanced and interesting people on the page. Bring your notebook and spirit of adventure! Presented by Ramona Ausubel (Awayland). Registration required.

11:00 AM

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar and Pub
215 N. College Ave.

One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture

by Stephanie Anderson 

“Sustainable” has long been the rallying cry of agricultural progressives. Stephanie Anderson argues that in order to provide nutrient-rich food and fight climate change, we need to move beyond sustainable to regenerative agriculture, a practice that is highly tailored to local environments and renews resources. Book sales and signing to follow.

11:00 AM

Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St.

Literary à la Carte: Readings

by Bill Tremblay  , Molly Reid  , Keetje Kuipers  , Iris Jamahl Dunkle  ,

Enjoy several different readings from acclaimed writers Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Keetje Kuipers, Molly Reid, and Bill Tremblay as they serve up selections from their latest collections. Book sales and signings to follow.      

11:00 AM

Old Town Square
Fort Collins

Story Bakers and Books

by Story Bakers 

Fort Collins Book Fest is taking over Old Town Square with live entertainment by the Story Bakers, book crafts, and family-friendly writing activities! The Story Bakers perform every 15 minutes from 11:00AM – 1:00PM (weather permitting).

11:00 AM

Happy Lucky's Teahouse
236 Walnut St.

Book & Tea Tasting: For All the Tea in China

Tea Club for Book Lovers featuring For All The Tea in China - How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose. This book review and Tea Tasting class is led by Happy Lucky’s Teahouse chief leafster George Grossman.  He’ll be presenting select teas that were stolen from China and the cultivars they created in India, to illustrate this dramatic historical narrative of the man whole stole the secret of tea from China. In 1848, the British East India Company, having lost its monopoly on the tea trade, engaged Robert Fortune, a Scottish gardener, botanist, and plant hunter, to make a clandestine trip into the interior of China—territory forbidden to foreigners—to steal the closely guarded secrets of tea horticulture and manufacturing. It’s thrilling narrative that combines history, geography, botany, natural science, old-fashioned adventure and TEA! Reserve your free tickets online. Space is limited.

11:00 AM

Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

Connecting Food and Function – Cooking to Heal the Root of Most Symptoms

by Monica Corrado 

Presented by Monica Corrado. Americans are sick. Brain function disorders are so rampant that our children suffer from a literal “alphabet soup” of maladies: attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and sensory processing disorder (SPD)—just to name a few. Digestive system disorders have their own alphabet soup of names: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and many more. To compound all of this, there is something else to consider: the new norm of food intolerances and sensitivities that so many people are experiencing these days. Autoimmune disorders are also on the rise. Depending on who you quote, anywhere from eighty-five to a hundred or more autoimmune diseases affect untold numbers of Americans. Many symptoms of these disorders stem from the same place: a damaged small intestine. You can learn to cook to heal it, and clear the symptoms! Learn how to do it with ease in Monica's newest book, The Complete Cooking Techniques for the GAPS Diet. Book sales and signing to follow.

12:30 PM

Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St.

The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

by Toni Tipton-Martin 

James Beard Award-winner Toni Tipton-Martin spent years amassing one of the world’s largest private collections of cookbooks published by African American authors, looking for evidence of their impact on American food, families, and communities and for ways we might use that knowledge to inspire community wellness of every kind. Toni shares her journey discovering the true role of black women in the creation of American cuisine. She will also talk about Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking, her highly-anticipated cookbook, which will be in stores this November. Book sales and signing to follow.

12:30 PM

Ginger & Baker
The Mill Top
359 Linden St.

Revealing Indigenous Foods: The Native Diet

by Jeff Gordinier  , Sean Sherman  ,

Esquire magazine food & drinks editor Jeff Gordinier leads a discussion with Sean Sherman about his efforts to bring back lost flavors and reestablish indigenous food systems. Chef Sean, author of the award-winning cookbook The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, is part of a growing movement to bring back Native American cuisine and showcase traditional, pre-contact foods. Book sales and signing to follow.

12:30 PM

New Belgium Brewery
500 Linden St.

Home Grown: Local Farming

by Haydn Christensen  , Nic Koontz  , Kayann Short  , Stephanie Anderson  ,

The number of farmers markets nationwide increased from 2,000 in 1994 to more than 8,600 in 2019. And that’s not the only indication of the tremendous growth in local and regional food outlets. What is driving consumer demand for locally- grown and produced food? What are the benefits of “eating local”? What challenges are local farmers and food producers facing? A panel discussion featuring Stephanie Anderson (One Size Fits None), Nic Koontz (Owner/Farmer, Native Hill Farm), and Kayann Short (A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography). Moderated by Matt Stilwell.

12:30 PM

Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

Tree of Dreams & Chocolate in the Amazon

by Laura Resau 

Award-winning, young adult author Laura Resau shares her latest novel about Coco, a young chocolatier searching for an ancient Amazonian tree on a life-changing, magical trip to Ecuador. Her work is a moving exploration of friendship, activism, and how chocolate makes everything better. Book sales and signing to follow. Recommended for ages 12+.

12:30 PM

Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

The Blue Plate: A Food Lover’s Guide to Climate Change

by Mark Easter 

Have you ever wondered which is more sustainable—fresh or frozen fish? Local conventional or distant organic lettuce? Mark Easter will illuminate simple changes in behavior that consumers can make to reduce their own carbon footprint at the grocery store, with engaging stories that retrace the food supply chain. His book, The Blue Plate: A Food Lover's Guide to Climate Change, is forthcoming.

12:30 PM

Ginger and Baker
Teaching Kitchen
359 Linden St.

Fall Pies at Ginger and Baker

by Sharon Phillips Gusmer 

Join us in the Teaching Kitchen at Ginger and Baker as Teaching Kitchen Coordinator Sharon Phillips Gusmer shows you tips and tricks on how to make the perfect pie crust, fillings, and décor. Whisk, stir, crimp, and bake your way to your favorite fall pies!

12:30 PM

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar and Pub
215 N. College Ave.

Food, A Deeper Dive: Nutritional Info, Food Allergies, Lifestyle Diets, and Food Safety

by Betsy Craig 

Betsy Craig shares stories of entering in and changing the way the food service industry shares nutritional information, helps safely serve those with food allergies and makes a massive difference to what you see and eat in chain restaurants across the country. It is believed that at least 250,000 people a day make choices of foods to consume based on her company's information shared. Book sales and signing to follow.  

12:45 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

Ecopoetics: Writing and the Environment

by Adam Dickinson 

Presented by Adam Dickinson (Anatomic). Registration required. What does it mean to write in a time of environmental crisis? How can poetry offer strategies for reframing the way we conceptualize our ecological predicament? Considering poetry as an expanded practice that approaches writing in unconventional ways, this workshop will involve a discussion of ecopoetics as well some writing exercises. Bring a pen and notebook!

1:00 PM

Happy Lucky's Teahouse
236 Walnut St.

Tea & Cheese Tasting

Discover the elusive third flavor of Tea & Cheese pairings. Happy Lucky’s collaborated with Welsh Rabbit Cheese Bistro to find tea & cheese combinations that melt in your mouth and expand your taste buds. You have to try it to truly understand the experience! Space limited - Reserve your free tickets.

2:00 PM

Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St.

Bon Appetit! A Visit from Julia Child

by Karen Vuranch 

You'll be treated to Karen Vuranch’s portrayal of Julia Child, whose preposterous voice and a joy for life revolutionized the art of cooking for Americans. Child became an icon of gourmet cooking and, using her remarkable energy and humor, convinced Americans that anyone could create gourmet meals. A special History Comes Alive program from Poudre River Public Library District.

2:00 PM

Ginger and Baker
The Mill Top
359 Linden St.

Everyone Eats: Exploring our World Through Food

by Rick Bass  , Toni Tipton-Martin  , Jeff Gordinier  , Ken Albala  ,

How is food a lens through which to view culture, history, social issues, economics, science, and technology? What can we learn about ourselves and others through food? A panel discussion featuring authors Ken Albala (Noodle Soup), Rick Bass (A Traveling Feast), Jeff Gordinier (Hungry), and Toni Tipton-Martin (The Jemima Code). Moderated by Malini Ramakumar Bartels.

2:00 PM

Ginger and Baker
Teaching Kitchen
359 Linden St.

Fast & Easy Vegan Cooking Demo

by JL Fields 

A vegan cooking demo with Colorado chef JL Fields, founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy and author of several cookbooks including the 2019 publication, Fast & Easy Vegan Cookbook. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:00 PM

New Belgium Brewery
500 Linden St.

Beer Here! Current Trends and Craft Culture

by Tatum Cochran  , Colin Westcott  , Jereme Zimmerman  , Christina Marie  ,

Is lager making a comeback? What explains the nature of the craft beer boom? Does the beer industry have a diversity issue? What should the industry do about water and other environmental issues? What’s up with glitter beer? All of your burning brew questions are on the table during a discussion with industry experts and innovators. A panel discussion featuring Tatum Cochran (Horse & Dragon Brewing), Christina Marie (Cooking with Beer in Colorado), Colin Westcott (Equinox Brewing), and Jereme Zimmerman (Brew Beer Like a Yeti). Moderated by Matt Stilwell.

2:00 PM

Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

The Food Sharing Revolution

by Michael Carolan 

How Start-Ups, Pop-Ups, and Co-ops are Changing the Way We Eat Michael Carolan shares the stories of traditional producers, who are being squeezed by big agribusiness, and entrepreneurs, who are bucking the corporate food system. He warns that food, just like taxis or hotels, can be co-opted by moneyed interests. But when collaboration is genuine, the sharing economy can offer both producers and eaters freedom, even sovereignty. The result is a healthier, more sustainable, and more ethical way to eat. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:00 PM

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar and Pub
215 N. College Ave.

Thinking Outside the Plate: Changing Food Practices to Feed the Future

by Kayann Short 

Updated session title and description (10/7). Food practices in the U.S. are based on outmoded and corporate-driven ideas of how to grow and eat food.  Continuing such practices will lead to further food insecurity, health risks, and environmental degradation. Kayann Short, Ph.D., author of A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography and co-owner of Boulder County’s oldest CSA, will explore ways to increase individual, local, and regional input in food consumption as disruptions to industrialized food systems. Thinking outside the plate opens new paths to culinary enjoyment, nutrition security, and ecosystem health. Book sales and signing to follow.

2:00 PM

Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

Stewardship and the Hunt

by George Wallace 

Hunting to put food on the table has evolved from being a common local practice to something that is complicated by commercialization and the continued loss of habitat. If it is to survive, ethical hunting must take a principled approach that puts more emphasis on respect for wildlife and stewardship of the places they require. Presented by George Wallace.

2:30 PM

Old Town Library
201 Peterson St.
Storytime Room

Poema/Celular: Un Taller de Escritura para Jóvenes

by Octavio Quintanilla 

Phone/Poem: Young Writers Workshop Ven a explorar un mundo de posibilidades artísticas con el poeta mexicano, Octavio Quintanilla. Octavio dará un taller interactivo, dinámico e inspirador donde utilizaremos las cámaras de los celulares para explorar el mundo exterior y así poder explorar nuestro mundo interior. ¿Qué revelaciones nos darán las fotos? ¿Cómo podrán esas fotos incitar asociaciones poéticas, recuerdos e historias? Cuando nos concentramos en los detalles, las posibilidades son ilimitadas. Se requiere registro. Para 4-12 grados.  Come explore a world of artistic possibilities with Mexican poet, Octavio Quintanilla, San Antonio, Texas Poet Laureate. Octavio will lead an interactive, dynamic, and inspiring workshop where participants will use their smartphone's camera to explore the worlds outside of us so that we may explore the world inside us. What will the photos we take reveal to us? How will these images spark poetic associations, memories, and stories? The possibilities are endless when we zero in on the details. Registration required. For writers in grades 4-12.

3:00 PM

Happy Lucky's Teahouse
236 Walnut St.

Tea & Chocolate Tasting

A pairing of select chocolate from Fort Collins’ own Nuance Chocolate and Happy Lucky’s tea. Toby Gadd (from Nuance) is selecting one bean-to-bar chocolate and Chief Leafster, George Grossman is selecting two teas for pairings. Come taste the magic! Space is limited - Reserve your free tickets.

3:30 PM

Bas Bleu Theatre
401 Pine St.

Literary Tapas: Readings

by Rick Bass  , Ramona Ausubel  , Adam Dickinson  ,

Savor selections of readings from award-winning writers Ramona Ausubel (Awayland), Rick Bass (A Traveling Feast), and Adam Dickinson (Anatomic). Book sales and signings to follow.    

3:30 PM

Ginger and Baker
The Mill Top
359 Linden St.

Food is Power: The Politics & Ethics of Food

by Dana Guber  , Joshua Sbicca  , Keetje Kuipers  , Mark Easter  , Michael Carolan  ,

Some of our biggest social issues – hunger, greed, overuse of resources – are linked to food, but so are some of our greatest ideas and accomplishments. We’ll ask questions both about individual food choices and about food policy – What actions should be taken, as individuals and as a society, to solve challenges in food from health to sustainability to equity? A panel discussion featuring Fort Collins authors Michael Carolan (The Food Sharing Revolution), Mark Easter (The Blue Plate: A Food Lover’s Guide to Climate Change), and Joshua Sbicca (Food Justice Now!), and The Growing Project’s Dana Guber. Moderated by Keetjie Kuipers.

3:30 PM

Ginger and Baker
Teaching Kitchen
359 Linden St.

Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession + Cooking Demo

by Ken Albala 

Ken Albala made a different noodle soup every day for two years! His obsession yielded all you need to know about making stock bases, using dried or fresh noodles, and choosing from a huge variety of garnishes, flavorings, and accompaniments. Learn the recipes and techniques for mastering quick-slurper staples and luxurious from-scratch feasts with a fun discussion and live cooking demo. Book sales and signing to follow.

3:30 PM

New Belgium Brewery
500 Linden St.

Brew Beer Like a Yeti

by Jereme Zimmerman 

Experimentation, mystery, resourcefulness, and above all, fun―these are the hallmarks of brewing beer like a Yeti. Jereme Zimmerman returns to ancient practices and ingredients and brings storytelling, mysticism, and folklore back to the brewing process, including a broad range of ales, gruits, bragots, and other styles that have undeservingly taken a backseat to the IPA. Book sales and signing to follow.

3:30 PM

Old Firehouse Books
232 Walnut St.

Magical Bakery Mysteries

by Bailey Cates 

A fun discussion with New York Times bestselling author Bailey Cates about her Magical Bakery Mystery series. These fun cozy mysteries feature hedgewitch Katie Lightfoot who bakes up enchanted treats at the Honeybee Bakery and engages in supernatural sleuthing. The eighth in the series, Cookies and Clairvoyance, was released in August. Book sales and signing to follow.  

3:30 PM

Scrumpy's Hard Cider Bar and Pub
215 N. College Ave.

How ‘Bout Them Apples!

by Scott Skogerboe  , Jennifer Seiwald  , Katharine Suding  , Iris Jamahl Dunkle  ,

The roots of Colorado’s apple industry reach back to the 1800s when the state was a premier apple producer, rivaling even Washington state. Orchards produced varieties like Thunderbolt and Nickajack and Colorado Orange before drought and other issues took their toll. Today, even as the number of acres devoted to apples has declined sharply, the efforts to preserve heirloom varieties and revitalize the apple industry is thriving, including efforts by home owners with historical apple trees. A panel discussion featuring Iris Jamahl Dunkle (There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air), Jennifer Seiwald (Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar), Scott Skogerboe (Fort Collins Wholesale Nursery), and Katharine Suding (Boulder Apple Tree Project). Moderated by Holly Carroll.

5:30 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE
CSU Lory Student Center
North Ballroom
1101 Center Ave. Mall

Doors at 4:45pm

The (R)evolution of Indigenous Food Systems of North America

by Sean Sherman 

Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge reservation, and the founder of the company The Sioux Chef is committed to revitalizing Native American cuisine. Through his research, he has uncovered and mapped out the foundations of the indigenous food systems through and indigenous perspective. Chef Sean has become renowned nationally and internationally in the culinary movement of indigenous foods and with an ever growing team of indigenous minded peers, is leading a movement to completely redefine North American cuisine through the understanding and utilization indigenous food knowledge. This is an evolution of Native American Foods, taking important educations of the past and applying them to the now. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Book sales and signing to follow. Chef Sean is the James Beard Award winning author of The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen.

7:30 PM

Wolverine Farm Publick House
316 Willow St.

Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction Anthology Launch and FEED US Writing Contest Winners Celebration

by Kathy Fish 

The gang at Brilliant Flash Fiction will launch its “best of” fifth-year anthology. Flash fiction writer and teacher Kathy Fish will host the evening, announcing the shortlist and top three prizewinners in the FEED US Writing Contest. Authors whose writing appears in the anthology will read their work, and copies of the anthology will be on sale. Kathy will share her wisdom on what makes a good flash piece work, so it’s an event not to be missed. Everyone is welcome.