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What are the COVID-19 safety protocols for Sojourn?

Literary Sojourn aligns with all Strings Pavilion rules. Strings has implemented health protocols that meet or exceed all regulations and requirements for the health and safety of our audience, authors, staff and volunteers.

All Literary Sojourn attendees agree to abide by all current event guidelines applicable to our community at the time of the event. This includes staying home if showing any symptoms, mask wearing, social distancing, limitations on gathering with multiple households, and more. Ticket holders will get a Know Before You Go email from Strings 48 hours before the event with a reminder of specific Pavilion rules for Literary Sojourn. Click here to review current COVID-10 safety measures.

When and where do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for Literary Sojourn go on sale in June 2024, online only through our tickets page. Please visit the Sojourn ticket page for dates and details. Seat selection is required at time of purchase.  In addition, sign up for Sojourn News, for ongoing reminders about Early Donor and General Public ticket on-sale dates.

Where is Literary Sojourn going to be held?

Literary Sojourn will be held at the beautiful Strings Pavilion located between downtown Steamboat Springs and the base of the ski area. The Pavilion has ample parking and restrooms, and comfortable theater-style seating where everyone has a great view. All seats are reserved and selected at the time of ticket purchase.

Where should I make a lodging reservation?

Gravity Haus is Literary Sojourn’s Official Lodging Sponsor, offering special deals for Literary Sojourn attendees who want who want to stay just uphill from the festival at Steamboat Springs’ newest boutique hotel.

  • Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 6-7: $169 per room/per night + taxes/resort fee
  • Friday-Sunday, Sept 8-10: $279 per room/per night + taxes/resort fee
  • Rates include free Wi-Fi, access to pool/hot tub, coffee & tea in the lobby, storage area and
    daily parking for one vehicle.
  • This offer is available for booking only until August 7, 2023. 
For reservations call the hotel at (970) 879-1730 and make sure to refer to Literary Sojourn to get your specially discounted rate. This rate cannot be booked online at this time.
Why are you seeking Literary Sojourn Donors?

Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit event organized under the auspices of the Bud Werner Memorial Library, the public library in Steamboat Springs. Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of this event. The festival’s ongoing success is dependent upon the efforts of volunteers, generous sponsors and individual donors.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. The individual who makes the donation payment will receive a letter of acknowledgement.

What is the Early Donor sale?

In keeping with our tradition, we offer the opportunity to purchase an early ticket in advance of the general public when you make a $75 donation AND purchase your $75 reserved seat in one transaction. Each early ticket requires a $75 donation. The on-sale date for early donor tickets will be announced via Sojourn News, and will be posted on our website.

What do I need to do to be guaranteed a ticket?

There are no ticket guarantees for the 2024 event unless you make a $500+ donation on or before May 15, 2024. Literary Sojourn is a popular event and tends to sell out quickly each year. You must go online and purchase your ticket, as has always been the case for donors under $500 and the general public alike.  We recommend you subscribe to Sojourn News to stay current with on-sale notices.

How many tickets can I purchase?

Each transaction allows you to buy a maximum of 8 tickets.

Will my name be listed in the program as an Early Donor?

Because our ticket system does not allow us to distinguish individual donors when one person is buying tickets for a group, we are unable to list all our Early Donors in the program. Sponsors donating $500+ will be listed in the program if they choose.

I usually come with my book club. Will we be able to sit together?

Everyone who attends Sojourn will have a reserved seat. You will select your own seats from a live theater map at the time you purchase your tickets. Due to demand, 8 tickets is the maximum for a single purchase. If your group is larger than 8 people, you will be required to make two separate transactions.

As I consider choosing seats, tell me more about the layout for Sojourn’s venue.

The Strings Pavilion is a beautiful theater space designed for live performances, including top-notch acoustics and comfortable theater-style seating where everyone has a great view. You will be able to select your seat from a live theater map as you purchase your ticket(s) online.

Is the Strings Pavilion handicap accessible?

The Strings Pavilion is access friendly and it operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. You may select wheelchair or semi-ambulatory seating when purchasing your tickets online. If you need assistance with selecting accessible seats, please call the Strings’ Box Office, 970-879-5056.

What about food?

The festival starts at 1:00 p.m. Please enjoy a leisurely lunch at home or at one of Steamboat’s wonderful restaurants before you head to Literary Sojourn. During the afternoon break, there will be casual refreshments served including small bites, sweets, complimentary iced tea, and lemonade. A cash bar will be open throughout the event.

Where do I park?
Free parking: Please enter Wildhorse Marketplace from Mt. Werner Rd. and Central Park Drive, go straight through past the gas station and continue on the drive behind the movie theater and continue into the the Strings parking lot. Strings signage will direct you in.  Access to the Strings Parking Lot will also be available via Pine Grove Road and Strings Road for this event only. 
Overflow parking: Meadows Lot is available for parking for any Pavilion or Strings Park event. Please enter Meadows Lot from Pine Grove Road across from the Strings entrance.
Accessible parking: Please enter the Pavilion grounds on Strings Rd. from Pine Grove Rd. (Please arrive 30+ minutes before the performance.)
On the day of Literary Sojourn, do we need to line up for seats?

There is no need to queue. All tickets include a reserved seat – a seat that you personally select when you make your ticket purchase. Doors to the Strings Pavilion will open at 12:30 p.m., at which time you can settle in to your seat, enjoy a beverage from the cash bar and shop for books until the event begins at 1:00 p.m.

Are babies or children allowed at Literary Sojourn?

This is an event for adults. No children or babies, please.

Will the authors sign books?

Yes. Authors will be available to sign copies of their books at the end of the program. Books will be on sale throughout Literary Sojourn courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets are permitted at the Strings Pavilion. Service dogs exempted.