Fort Collins Book Fest is taking a pause in 2022 for a refresh. We'll be back with a new event in early 2023!

Open Flame Poetics

Enjoy this powerhouse lineup of poets, featuring a remote appearance by Anne Waldman, part of the “Outrider” experimental poetry movement. Expect unconcealed and unrestrained poetry, passion, and thoughts, from each of these creative minds. Sasha Steensen, Autumn Bernhardt, and Tanaya Winder will be live, in-person at the Lincoln Center for this truly hybrid session.

Update: Tanaya Winder, who was scheduled to be part of this session, is unable to attend the book fest due to air travel issues. We appreciate her and hope to have her back to Fort Collins again soon.

This session is live, in-person at the Lincoln Center Columbine Room and is livestreamed on, the NABEtv, or the Poudre River Public Libraries’ Facebook Live feed on the day of the event.

Masks will be required for all indoor events in accordance with Larimer County health and safety requirements.