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Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an ongoing series of author talks. These are free community events that traditionally gather in Library Hall, but have occasionally been hosted virtually via Crowdcast. Over the years, a diverse, award-winning range of authors has visited our public library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to speak about their literary works and writing processes. Each talk is followed by a Q&A, and books are available for sale courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Steamboat's local independent bookseller.


Upcoming Author Events

  • Ted Conover
    Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
    Library Hall
    The grand finale for One Book Steamboat! A live conversation with the award-winning author of Cheap Land Colorado
  • Finn Murphy
    Wednesday, July 19, 2023 - 7:00pm
    Library Hall
    Join Bud Werner Library & Off the Beaten Path for a progressive book event with Finn Murphy launching ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH: A Tale of Boom and Bust in the New Wild West
  • Erika Bolstad
    Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 7:00pm
    Library Hall
    An evening with the Pulitzer-nominated journalist sharing her new book WINDFALL: The Prairie Woman Who Lost Her Way and the Great-Granddaughter Who Found Her
  • Mark Stevens
    Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 7:00pm
    Library Hall
    Join the Colorado Book Award-winning author to hear about his new novel, THE FIREBALLER, a story of baseball and so much more...
  • Pat Pascoe
    Monday, August 14, 2023 - 7:00pm
    Library Hall
    An evening with the award-winning Colorado journalist sharing her new book A DREAM OF JUSTICE: The Story of Keyes v. Denver Public Schools
  • Literary Sojourn 2023
    Saturday, September 9, 2023 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
    Strings Music Pavilion - 900 Strings Rd.
    Literary Sojourn is Bud Werner Memorial Library's fall festival of authors and readers celebrating the power of the book.

Past Authors

Jennifer Ackerman
Christie Aschwanden
Russell Banks
Walter Bargan
David Baron
Naomi Benaron
Chris Bohjalian
C.J. Box
T.C. Boyle
Eleanor Brown
Steve  Burrows
Janet Buttenwieser
Scott Carney
Amy Charity
Broughton Coburn
Susan Cunningham
Sandra Dallas
Jim Davidson
Chris Dombrowski
Anne Enright
Gary Ferguson
John Fielder
Ted Floyd
Alexandra Fuller
Kent Haruf
Katharine Hayhoe
Peter Heller
Mark Honigsbaum
Pam Houston
Amy Irvine
Craig Johnson
Kirk Wallace Johnson
Marilyn Johnson
Tim Johnston
Hillary Jordan
John Kedrowski
Christina Baker Kline
Michael Kodas
Patty Limerick
Verne Lundquist
Beth Macy
David Mason
Jordan Matter
Dagny McKinley
Paula McLain
James McLaughlin
Mary McDonagh Murphy
Michelle Nijhuis
Jerome Osentowski
Susan Orlean
Nancy Pearl
Kate Phillips
Laura Pritchett
David Quammen
Kristen Race
Mary Roach
Kim Stanley Robinson
Rebecca Rotert
Lisa See
Maria Semple
Dani Shapiro
Bud Shaw
Charles Shields
John Shors
Karin Slaughter
Hampton Sides
Nancy Sindelar
Cheryl Strayed
Helen Thorpe
John Valliant
Shelley Walchak
Alan Weisman
George Wuerthner
Terry Tempest Williams
Florence Williams
Ausma Zehanat Khan