Call for Recipes!

Announcing the Food for Thought: Community Recipes Collection Project

What would a food-themed book festival be without a cookbook or two?

Help us create a local “digital cookbook” by submitting your original recipes and family favorites to the Food for Thought Community Recipes Collection. We promise not to tell Mom that you shared her secret ingredients! We’re interested in everything from appetizers to entrees, from drinks to desserts!

Does your recipe have a great family story that goes with it? We’d love to know that, too.

To learn more about the project and to submit your original recipes, visit our online submission portal. Submissions close September 8, 2019.

Collected recipes and stories will be put into an online anthology that will be available for free to the public via the Poudre River Public Library District’s Biblioboard platform.

Book Fest Receives Community Grants for 2019 Event

Fort Collins Book Fest is proud to receive support for this year’s book festival from the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Bohemian Foundation’s Community Event Fund Grant and from Front Range Community College Foundation. Their generous funding allows us to continue to offer the annual community event free for attendees and to feature prominent authors and speakers.

All three organizations also sponsored last year’s event, The Big Think, which allowed us to host noted authors like Andy Weir and Kimiko Hahn.

2019 FoCo Book Fest Focuses on Food

It’s “Food for Thought” at this year’s Fort Collins Book Festival

The 2019 festival is a literary feast for the foodie in all of us! We celebrate the pleasures of the palate, catch up on gastronomic zeitgeists, and examine the future of food.

The free, two-day event features local and national authors, food visionaries, and culinary experts who are not afraid to challenge the way we think about food and our food systems.

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, and stay tuned for announcements and updates about headliners, authors, and festival activities.

Become a 2019 FoCo Book Fest Sponsor

It’s time again to starting thinking about the 2019 Fort Collins Book Fest!

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the amazing authors and activities that happen at the event, please contact us! We have a variety of opportunities to support our growing festival and help keep this annual event free for the community.

Sponsorship Contacts:

Anne Macdonald, 970-221-6740
Peggy Lyle, 970-691-3005

The festival is once again produced by Poudre River Public Library District in partnership with Colorado State University’s Morgan Library.

Please Take Our Festival Survey

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2018 Fort Collins Book Festival! Please take a moment to complete our brief online survey. Your responses and suggestions help us continue to improve the festival and to secure future funding so we can keep the event going for free. All responses are anonymous.

The survey will be open until November 20, 2018.

FoCo Writers Read Lineup Revealed

One of the exciting activities happening at the Fort Collins Book Festival this year is the wide selection of local writers sharing their original work with the community. The FoCo Writers Read session is on Saturday, October 20 during the festival, from 11AM – 4PM, at Art Lab Fort Collins (239 Linden St.).

This reading is hosted by Northern Colorado Writers and features published and emerging writers eager to share their stories with you. Drop by any time throughout the day.

For a full list of writers and their books, visit the FoCo Writers Read section of the website.

There are still a few slots left for writers – contact Kristin at [email protected](dot)com to reserve a time.