2023 Fort Collins Book Fest Schedule

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All sessions are free and open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, February 1

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

Thursday, February 2

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

Friday, February 3

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

Story Bakers

Saturday, February 4

Sunday, February 5

Monday, February 6

Wednesday, February 8

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

Thursday, February 9

Friday, February 10

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

7:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Legends & Love: Romance in Fantasy Fiction

Virtual / Livestream

Hear how the authors combine elements of fantasy and romance writing to create these titillating and spellbinding narratives. …

Panel Discussion

Vanessa Rasanen

Sarah Henning

Saturday, February 11

2:30 PM-
3:30 PM

We Are the West

Mythmaker Brewing

Reimagine the character and make-up of the modern West

Panel Discussion

Maz Bangs

Heather Hein

Sarah Reichert

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

HR Hegnauer

Selah Saterstrom

Frankie Rollins

Sunday, February 12

Wednesday, February 15

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

Thursday, February 16

Friday, February 17

7:00 PM-
8:00 PM

Dear Anti-Valentine

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

Readings

Kelly Weber

Saturday, February 18

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

Wayne Miller

Andrew Schelling

Sunday, February 19

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

Monday, February 20

1L30 PM-
2:45 PM

Be a Writer

Old Town Library

Grades 3-5. Registration required.

Kids & Families Workshop

Tara Dairman

10:00 AM-
10:45 AM

Be an Illustrator

Old Town Library

For grades K-2. Registration required.

Kids & Families Workshop

Cathy Morrison

Tuesday, February 21

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

Thursday, February 23

Friday, February 24

Saturday, February 25

Sunday, February 26

Monday, February 27

Tuesday, February 28

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