Project Description

Speakers Bureau

The Colorado Center for the Book Speakers Bureau brings experienced, engaging local authors to cultural centers and schools throughout Colorado. We help organizations identify the kind of literary event that is right for their community, book one of our Speakers Bureau authors, and promote the event. Organizations then schedule the event directly with the author, contribute an honorarium and/or travel expense reimbursement to bring the author to their community, and work with others in their community to promote the event. Some organizations who have not had a Colorado Humanities program in their community in the past several years may be eligible for a small stipend from Colorado Humanities to book a speaker.

Our 2021 speakers include 2021 Colorado Book Awards finalists and winners, and the Colorado Poet Laureate. They are vetted, award-winning authors who can:

  • Read from their work
  • Deliver informative lectures on their area(s) of expertise
  • Host conversations around their area(s) of expertise
  • Lead writing workshops or craft seminars
  • Be part of lively book club discussions regarding their work

Our mission at the Colorado Center for the Book is to encourage a love of reading and books among people of all ages through diverse cultural activities. For more information, contact Josephine Jones, 303.894.7951 x15, fax 303.864.9361, jones@coloradohumanities.org.

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Speakers

Bronwyn Long Borne
Bronwyn Long BorneNovelist, Romance
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Fleur Bradley
Fleur BradleyAuthor, Juvenile Literature
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M.E. Browning
M.E. BrowningNovelist, Mystery
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Todd Fahnestock
Todd FahnestockNovelist, Fantasy
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Dylan Fisher
Dylan FisherAuthor, Literary Fiction
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Nancy Bo Flood
Nancy Bo FloodAuthor, Children's Literature
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Kelsey Freeman
Kelsey FreemanAuthor, Creative Nonfiction
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Tess Freeman
Tess FreemanPhotographer
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Kimberlee Gard
Kimberlee GardAuthor, Children's Literature
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Johanna Garton
Johanna GartonAuthor, Creative Nonfiction
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Loretta Gilbert
Loretta GilbertNovelist, General Fiction
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Stephanie Harper
Stephanie HarperAuthor, General Fiction
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Sue Hinkin
Sue HinkinNovelist, Thriller
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Deborah Martinez Martinez
Deborah Martinez MartinezWriter, Pictorial
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James McVey
James McVeyWriter, Creative Nonfiction
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Jeri Norgren
Jeri NorgrenWriter, History
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Pemba Sherpa
Pemba SherpaWriter, Creative Nonfiction
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Sonja K. Solter
Sonja K. SolterAuthor, Juvenile Literature
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Molly Tanzer
Molly TanzerWriter, Historical Fiction
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David A. Varel
David A. VarelWriter, Biography
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Nancy Walker
Nancy WalkerWriter, General Nonfiction
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