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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.

Check out a list of past authors from our annual festival of authors on the Literary Sojourn website.


Upcoming Author Events

  • Tea Obreht
    Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
    Library Hall
    An evening in conversation with the award-winning author as she shares her critically beloved new novel,THE MORNINGSIDE -- one of the most anticipated books of 2024!
  • Literary Sojourn 2024
    Saturday, September 7, 2024 - 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
Erika Bolstad
C.J. Box
T.C. Boyle
Eleanor Brown
Steve  Burrows
Janet Buttenwieser
Scott Carney
Amy Charity
Broughton Coburn
Ted Conover
Susan Cunningham
Sandra Dallas
Jim Davidson
Chris Dombrowski
Anne Enright
Gary Ferguson
John Fielder
Ted Floyd
Alexandra Fuller
Betsy Gaines Quammen
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
Finn Murphy
Michelle Nijhuis
Sara Novic
Jerome Osentowski
Susan Orlean
Pat Pascoe
Nancy Pearl
Kate Phillips
Laura Pritchett
David Quammen
Kristen Race
Shelley Read
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
Mark Stevens
Cheryl Strayed
Helen Thorpe
John Valliant
Shelley Walchak
Alan Weisman
George Wuerthner
Terry Tempest Williams
Florence Williams
Ausma Zehanat Khan