Call for “Human Books” for Living Library

Real people serve as “books,” share unique stories, talents, backgrounds, and perspectives

Poudre River Public Library District is seeking members of the community to join our Living Library project, and be part of a collection of diverse people who will share individual stories, talents, and experiences with small groups of “readers” during a special event on April 25, 2020 at Old Town Library.

Individuals interested in serving as a book and sharing their story should contact Audrey, the District’s Volunteer Manager, at (970) 221-6183 by April 1, 2020.

People serving as a living book will be asked to meet with a small group of community members – or, readers – during the April special event for informal conversations around their individual story. It’s an opportunity for the community to engage in discussion and meet unique people.

“Our Living Library Project is an effort to build community connections, foster dialogue, and give people an opportunity to meet and learn from someone they might not otherwise have had a chance to meet,” says David Slivken, executive director, Poudre River Public Library District.

The deadline to volunteer to be a living book is April 1, 2020. Sign up to participate as a “reader” will begin in April where you can browse the books and put one on hold. The special Living Library Book Fair event will be held April 25 at Old Town Library.  

Fort Collins Foodie Walk + FoCo Book Fest

The third Friday of the month is coming up and that means it’s time for Fort Collins Foodie Walk.

We’re excited to be part of the monthly food celebration with author and presenter “pop-ups” at various locations including Savory Spice Shop and The Cupboard.

Check out the schedule of Book Fest-related presentations and book signings happening at the Foodie Walk and enjoy all the fun meeting-and-eating this Friday, 10/18 from 5-8pm.

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

 

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.

 

Call for Fort Collins Writers! Join the All-Day Readings

This is a call to all Fort Collins writers! This year’s book festival includes an opportunity for FoCo writers to read and share their work with the community. If you’re interested in participating in the all-day readings on Saturday, October 20, make sure you email Kristin [[email protected](dot)com] before October 1st to reserve your spot. You do not need to be published in order to read.

There are approximately 20 open slots for 10-minute readings. Participants will be included on the book festival website and promoted as part of the overall event. Reserve your spot today!

FoCo Writers Read
Saturday October 20, 2018
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Art Lab Fort Collins
(239 Linden St.)
Hosted by Northern Colorado Writers

Kristin can be reached via email at [email protected](dot)com. Deadline is October 1, 2018.