Face coverings are required at all indoor book fest sessions for ages 3 and older. If you are not able or willing to wear a face mask, please enjoy our livestream event options.

Download a copy of the 2021 Fort Collins Book Fest schedule or preview the sessions below. The main festival activities happen October 22-24, but many writing workshops and other sessions get started earlier.

October 24, 2021

11:00 AM-
12:00 PM

New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

Virtual / Livestream

Artist and writer James Bridle offers us a warning against the future in which the contemporary promise of a new technologically assisted Enlightenment may just deliver its opposite. Li…

Book Talk

James Bridle

2:00 PM-
3:00 PM

Ecological Herbalism

Equinox Center for Herbal Studies

Join Dara Saville, an accomplished herbalist and geographer, on an ecological journey for developing relationships with the land and plants — a new theoretical approach to using herbal…

Book Talk

Dara Saville

Laura Cascardi

3:30 PM-
4:30 PM

A Sense of Place: Readings

Virtual / Livestream

Settle in at home and enjoy a livestreamed author reading featuring Kyce Bello and Michelle Otero. Both writers are from New Mexico and take inspiration from culture, heritage, and comm…

Poetry Readings

Kyce Bello

Michelle Otero

4:00 PM-
6:00 PM

The Road She's Traveled Book Release Party

Lincoln Center – Columbine Room

Celebrate the release of Dani Grant's book, The Road She's Traveled, a collection of 24 stories that offer a diverse glimpse into the experiences of women who span multiple ge…

Book Talk

Dani Grant

This year’s Fort Collins Book Fest theme, Up, Up, & Out, speaks to our collective desire to get up from our couches, meet up with family and friends (and soon-to-be friends), and get back out into the world. Book Fest kicks off with writing workshops on Wednesday, October 20 and runs through the weekend.

This October, we’re also celebrating our unofficial Local Literary Arts Month. The schedule below includes literary events throughout the community that feature books, reading, writing, poetry, and storytelling.

Download a copy of the 2021 Fort Collins Book Fest schedule.