Award-winning author Oscar Hokeah headlines this year’s Fort Collins Book Fest: One Community, Many Stories. Hokeah’s novel, Calling for a Blanket Dance, received the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and was longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and the 2023 Aspen Words Literary Prize. The novel takes readers into the life of Ever Geimausaddle, whose family—part Mexican, part Native American—is determined to hold onto their community despite obstacles everywhere they turn. It is a moving and deeply engaging novel about finding strength in familial identity.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets to the author talk are available at the Lincoln Center – online or in person. A book signing will follow the presentation. Old Firehouse Books, the official bookseller of the Fort Collins Book Fest, will be on-hand before and after Hokeah’s session for book sales.
ASL and Spanish interpretation will be available. Hay interpretación en español disponible.