STEAMBOAT SPRINGS’ FESTIVAL OF AUTHORS SINCE 1993
We hosted our 30th annual Literary Sojourn on Sept. 9, 2023
with Angie Cruz, Oscar Hokeah, Maggie Shipstead, Susan Straight & Luis Alberto Urrea.
Save the date for our 31st annual festival of authors on September 7, 2024.
Strings Pavilion | Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Maggie Shipstead is the New York Times-bestselling author of three novels and a short story collection. Great Circle, the unforgettable story of a globetrotting daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life at any cost, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize.
Oscar Hokeah’s debut, Calling for a Blanket Dance, is a moving and deeply engaging novel about a young Native American man finding strength in his familial identity. The book topped Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction list and Best Debut of 2022. Hokeah has spent nearly 20 years empowering Native American…
Award-winning author Susan Straight’s latest novel, Mecca, is a stunning epic tracing the intertwined lives of native Californians fighting for life and land. It was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and was named among the best books of 2022 by The Washington Post, The New York Times and NPR.
Luis Alberto Urrea, Master of Ceremonies
Angie Cruz is a novelist, editor and New York-born Dominicana who traveled to and from NYC to the Dominican Republic for most of her formative years. Her most recent novel is How Not To Drown in A Glass of Water.
Festival of Authors
Literary Sojourn is an annual festival of authors and readers celebrating the power of the book. Each fall, an esteemed slate of authors and 550 book lovers from all over the country gather in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Together they revel in the written word, fueled by award-winning writers who share the stories and inspiration behind their exceptional books.
Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit author and reader festival presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1993 with a mission to bring noteworthy authors to our mountain community and promote and inspire the reading of exceptional literature, Literary Sojourn is the oldest and most anticipated literary festival in the Rocky Mountains.
Saturday, September 9, 2023 | Strings Pavilion
11:00 am Will call opens
12:30 pm Doors open
1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcome—Luis Alberto Urrea, Master of Ceremonies
1:05 – 1:40 pm Maggie Shipstead
1:40 – 2:15 pm Angie Cruz
2:15 – 3:05 pm Break—Sweet & savory snack boxes served in a large tent outside the Pavilion. Cash bar & complimentary iced tea and lemonade.
3:05 – 3:40 pm Oscar Hokeah
3:40 – 4:15 pm Susan Straight
4:15 – 4:45 pm Break
4:45 – 4:55 pm Prize drawings for: two 2024 Literary Sojourn tickets; a $100 gift certificate to Off the Beaten Path; a Sojourn book bag filled with our 2023 authors’ latest books
4:55 – 5:30 pm Luis Alberto Urrea
5:30 – 6:00 pm Author book signing—time to have your books signed and chat informally with our authors