Become a 2018 Sponsor

We couldn’t do it without our generous sponsors and funders!

2017 FoCo Book Fest Sponsors

It’s time again to starting thinking about the FoCo Book Fest! And this year, it’s been expanded to two days!

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.

How’s Your Book Fest Experience?

Please take our brief event survey! Your feedback will help us plan and organize next year’s book festival.

Whether you attended many different sessions or came for just one, we want to hear from you.

Take the survey!

NOTE: Information collected in the survey is anonymous and is used for future book festival planning and for reporting to grantors.

OneBeat Musicians @ #FoCoBookFest

We’re excited to have talented musicians from OneBeat take part in Writings and Riffs during their week-long residency and takeover of Fort Collins!

Don’t miss Brazilian composer, arranger, & multi-instrumentalist Paulo Sartori in the panel discussion “Social Vibes: Sign of the Times” at Wolverine Farm starting at Noon. He’s joined by Khadijah Queen, Rick Beyer, Steve Knopper, Stephen Witt, & Kyle Eustice. This is going to be an amazing lineup and conversation about how music relates to/reflects social and culture.

And be sure to check out Sacramento Knoxx and Haile Supreme during the Hip Hop Poetry panel at The Music District from 2:30-4PM.  Sacramento Knoxx, aka Knockzarelli, is an Anishinaabe hip-hop artist out of Detroit and community organizer. Haile Supreme comes from Washington D.C. where he performs as a singer and rapper and is a founding member of Congo Sanchez, an internationally touring hip-hop outfit.


Snap! Hashtag! Share! with #FoCoBookFest

Did you hear? We’ll have a fun hashtag printer set up at Wolverine Farm Publick House all day during the book festival?

Simply take a photo and make a post to your Twitter or Instagram account throughout the day using the hashtag #FoCoBookFest and our printer will it up and print a photo of your post. The hashtag printer only picks up tagged posts from Twitter and Instagram for printing, but we’ll be on the look out across social media for the hashtag to share and repost.

We’ll display all of the printed posts at Wolverine Farm –  stop by to see your photos or selfies and to see what others are sharing. Feel free to take your photo with you after the FoCo Book Fest closing concert at Wolverine. Justin Roth is going to close out the event with live music from 7:30-8:30PM.

Since we can’t be everywhere during the day to snap photos of the book fest, make sure you share with us! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #FoCoBookFest!

Thur. 10/19 Vinyl Exchange & Book Fest Fundraiser

Drink beer and nerd out with other music lovers at Intersect Brewing’s Vinyl Exchange & Book Fest Fundraiser!

Join us at Intersect Brewing (2160 W. Drake Rd., Fort Collins) on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 7-9PM to hang out with other like-minded vinyl buffs. They’ll have tables set up where you can proudly display your own vinyl collection, trade and sell with others, nerd out with fellow vinyl gear-heads, and of course – drink beer!

Intersect Brewing will debut it’s FoCo Book Fest special brew, “Liner Notes,” an American Blonde Ale.

$1 from each beer purchased during the event will be donated back to the FoCo Book Fest. They’ll also have a drawing for a special vinyl giveaway at the end of the night!

Invite your friends! See you there!

Writing Workshops Pre-Registration Open

What’s a book festival without the opportunity to learn the craft of writing from authors themselves? We have three exciting writing workshops scheduled at Old Town Library during the festival on Saturday, October 21.

Participants in the workshops must register in advance since space is limited.

  • Register online: Poudre River Public Library District’s Calendar of Events
  • Register by phone: 970-221-6740


Learn more about each of the writing workshops:

Finding the Story You Need to Write: Nonfiction Writing Workshop with John Calderazzo

From Flat to Round to Lumpy: How to Weird Up Your Short Story Characters with Susan Ring deRosset

Opening the Poem: A Workshop for Readers and Writers with Sasha Steensen

PLUS: One-on-One Publishing Consulting with Teresa Funke (registration by phone only, 970-221-6740)