Call for Local Writers: FoCo Writers Read

Fort Collins Book Festival is offering a full lineup of readings from local writers again this year with FoCo Writers Read!

If you’re interested in reading your best work at this year’s festival or have any questions, please contact Kristin ([email protected]) BEFORE October 4, 2019. Readings will be 10-minutes and space is limited to 20 participants.

All participants will be included on the FoCo Book Fest website and in various social media promotions.

 

FoCo Writers Read

Art Lab Fort Collins (239 Linden St

Saturday October 19, 2019

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Call for Flash Fiction: “Feed Us” Writing Contest

Brilliant Flash Fiction has an open call for submissions for the “Feed Us” Writing Contest.

Winners and shortlisted stories will be published in the Brilliant Flash Fiction first print anthology (Hunger: The Best of Brilliant Flash Fiction, 2014 – 2019), launched during the Fort Collins Book Festival: Food for Thought on Saturday, October 19, 7 p.m., at Wolverine Farm Publick House (316 Willow Street, Fort Collins). Shortlisted stories and prizewinners will be announced at that time. Authors need not be present to win.

For more information, visit the contest website.

Prompt: “Feed Us”
No Entry Fee
Word limit: 300 words, excluding title

Deadline: SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
Submissions: email to [email protected]

Awards:
$100.00 first prize
$30.00 second prize
$20.00 third prize

Judge: Kathy Fish

 

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.

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.