Our 30th annual Literary Sojourn festival of authors gathers Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

We’ll be announcing ticket on-sale dates this spring, but the only way to guarantee your seats is to become a donor. To guarantee prime ticket benefits, contributions for our Fall 2023 event must be received by May 15, 2023.

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Premier seating is reserved in advance for Sponsors. Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit event, dependent upon the efforts of volunteers, generous sponsors and individual donors. Visit our Sojourn Donate page for information on becoming a sponsor.

Nominate a Next Gen Sojourner for a FREE ticket!

Bud Werner Library is committed to recruiting a new generation of local book lovers to experience Literary Sojourn. Our nationally renowned festival of authors has been bringing passionate readers and award-winning writers together to celebrate books since 1993. As Literary Sojourn prepares for our 30th anniversary, the library is granting Literary Sojourn tickets for 20 new Next Gen Sojourners for the 2023 event.

There are three rules to qualify a Next Gen Sojourner:

  1. Recipient must be age 40 or younger.
  2. Recipient cannot have attended Literary Sojourn in the past. First-timers only.
  3. Recipient must reside full time in the Yampa Valley.

Nominate a passionate reader now! Send an email to with a statement of nomination and support not to exceed 200 words. Tell us why this person deserves to be a Next Gen Sojourner, along with the age, phone number and email of the nominee. The deadline for nominations is May 15.

Planning to travel to Steamboat Springs for Literary Sojourn?

Gravity Haus is Literary Sojourn’s Official Lodging Sponsor, offering a special deal for Literary Sojourn attendees who want to stay just close to the festival at Steamboat Springs’ newest boutique hotel. This offer is available for booking only until August 7, 2023.
  • 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.
To reserve your room, 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.