Preview the Complete Book Fest Program

The complete Book Fest program is now online. Printed programs will be available at all Fort Collins Book Fest venues on the day of the festival and at other select locations throughout Old Town. All Poudre River Public Libraries locations will have printed programs available ahead of the festival.

You can download a web copy of the entire two-day program (PDF) and the Saturday schedule grid (PDF). 

Visit the 2019 Book Fest Program page for additional options, including a Quick Guide for Saturday’s schedule (excluding writing workshops and FoCo Writers Read).

FoCo Writers Read Lineup and Schedule Announced

More than 20 local authors will be reading from their work during the Fort Collins Book Fest. The “FoCo Writers Read” event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11AM – 4PM at the Art Lab Fort Collins.

Take a look at the amazing lineup of writers and the schedule of readings.

Thank you to Kristin Owens, Eleanor Shelton, and Northern Colorado Writers for hosting this event. Support local writers!

Tea & Food Tastings Added to Book Fest

We’re super excited to help celebrate Happy Lucky’s Teahouse’s 10th Anniversary in October!

They’ve created some great tea and food tasting events that will happen during the Book Festival on Saturday, October 19. Each of the three Book Fest sessions is free to attend, but the Food & Cheese Tasting and the Food & Chocolate Tasting require you to reserve free tickets to make sure there’s room for you! Space is limited.

If you’re interested in all of the events happening at both Happy Lucky’s locations during their 10th Anniversary celebration, please visit their website or their Facebook events page.

10 Writing Workshops Added to Book Fest

We’re excited to offer 10 different writing workshops this year. As in past years, the writing workshops are free to attend, but you do have to pre-register in order to save a spot. Space is limited.

Registration for all workshops opens on Tuesday, October 1 at 9:00 AM.

Workshops run on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at Old Town Library. This year features a young writers workshop (for grades 4-12) presented by Octavio Quintanilla on Saturday.

Visit the Writing Workshops page to review the full workshop schedule and session descriptions. Each workshop description includes a direct link to the online registration through Poudre River Public Libraries. Questions? Call the Library District Answer Center, 970-221-6740.

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.