Download a digital copy of the 2023 FoCo Book Fest Schedule (PDF)

Updates and additions will be made to the online schedule. Sessions and authors subject to change.

Weekly Schedule

February 1, 2023
February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023
February 5, 2023
February 6, 2023

5:30 PM-
7:30 PM

Veterans Writing Workshop

Old Town Library

For military veterans, dependents, survivors, or anyone with a military affiliation with a story to tell. No writing experience necessary. Registration required….

Workshop

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

6:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Get Lit Trivia

Snowbank Brewing

Show off your “book smarts” at this special literary trivia session!

Social

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

6:15 PM-
7:45 PM

Book Fest Kickoff Party

Old Town Library

Special after-hours event for all ages!

Kids & Families Social

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

February 8, 2023
February 9, 2023
February 10, 2023
February 11, 2023
February 12, 2023

5:30 PM-
8:00 PM

Veterans Reading Showcase

Old Town Library

Veterans Writing Workshop participants read their work for the community.

Readings

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

4:30 PM-
5:30 PM

The Art of Handwriting

Old Town Library

A hands-on workshop for practicing the art of handwriting. Registration required.

Kids & Families Teens Workshop

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

2:30 PM-
3:30 PM

We Are the West

Mythmaker Brewing

Reimagine the character and make-up of the modern West

Panel Discussion

7:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Lessons in Astonishment

Peculier Ales Fort Collins

The writers address events that arise and demand astonishing changes in perception or existence.

Readings
February 15, 2023
February 16, 2023
February 17, 2023
February 18, 2023
February 19, 2023
February 20, 2023
February 21, 2023

6:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Book Bingo

Mythmaker Brewing

Play Bingo AND celebrate books at this special Book Bingo session hosted by Mythmaker Brewing.

Social

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

7:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Dear Anti-Valentine

Old Firehouse Books

The lived experience Weber captures aromantic and asexual, attached to the natural world but refusing expected couplings….

Readings

7:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Life Looks Bigger

Old Firehouse Books

Award-winning poets expand our perspective on the emotional and the natural.

Readings

3:00 PM-
4:00 PM

YA Author Panel

Old Town Library

Featuring YA authors Ellen O'Clover, JC Peterson, Jessie Weaver, Leslie Vedder, and Olivia Chadha.

Panel Discussion Teens

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

1L30 PM-
2:45 PM

Be a Writer

Old Town Library

Grades 3-5. Registration required.

Kids & Families Workshop

4:30 PM-
5:30 PM

Teen Writers Group

Harmony Library

A support and critique group for teens who love to write.

Teens Workshop

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

6:00 PM-
7:00 PM

Let's Discover Picture Books

Old Town Library

This session will highlight titles from the library's NEW picture book collections, offer pointers on how to read aloud and how to choose books to read with kids….

Book Talk Kids & Families

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

February 23, 2023
February 24, 2023
February 25, 2023
February 26, 2023
February 27, 2023
February 28, 2023

6:00 PM-
7:00 PM

An Evening with JA Tyler

Old Firehouse Books

Celebrate the release of his newest book "Only and Ever This."

Book Talk

Poudre Libraries & Book Fest Staff

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