Speakers Bureau

We help non-profit 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, pay travel expenses, may contribute to honorarium (paid by Colorado Humanities) and work with us to promote the event. Colorado Humanities contracts with the speakers and pays honoraria, which hosts may also contribute to.

Our speakers include 2020, 2021, and 2022 Colorado Book Awards finalists and winners. They can read from their work, lecture, lead workshops, or join book club discussions about their work. If you are interested in booking one of our Speakers Bureau presenters, please complete the application at least 8 weeks prior to your desired event date.

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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 Mary Hickey, 303.894.7951 x19, mary@coloradohumanities.org.

Our Calendar

2022 Finalists and Winners

Click on the speakers below for a biography and information about their work.

Mario Acevedo
Historical Fiction
Alison Ames
Thriller
Carina Bissett
Anthology
Jane Little Botkin
Biography
Jodi Bowersox
Mystery
Claire Boyles
Literary Fiction
Olivia Chadha
Young Adult Literature
Todd Fahnestock
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Alice Feagan
Illustrator
Wendy J. Fox
Literary Fiction
Megan Freeman
Juvenile Literature
Scott Graham
Mystery
E.J. Levy
Historical Fiction
Morgan Liphart
Poetry
Nicole Magistro
Children’s Literature
Eric Maikranz
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Wayne Miller
Poetry
Todd Mitchell
General Nonfiction
Nancy Oswald
Juvenile Literature
Melissa Payne
General Fiction
Dow Phumiruk
Author and Illustrator, Children’s Literature
Julia Rada
Anthology
Julian Rubinstein
General Nonfiction
Blake Sanz
General Fiction
Jennifer Koshatka Seman
Biography
Jenny Shank
General Fiction
Martin J. Smith
History
Susan J. Tweit
Creative Nonfiction
Wanda Venters
Mystery
Len Vlahos
Juvenile Literature
Kathryn Wilder
Creative Nonfiction
Carter Wilson
Thriller

2021 Finalists and Winners

Andrew Altshul (Online only)
Literary Fiction
Fleur Bradley
Young Adult Literature
Kelsey Freeman
Creative Nonfiction
Kimberly Gard
Children’s Literature
Johanna Garton
Creative Nonfiction
Sue Hinkin
Thriller
Jeff Miller
History
Jeri Norgren
History
Barbara Nickless
Mystery
David R. Slayton
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Nancy Bo Flood
Children’s Literature
Sonja K. Solter
Juvenile Literature

2020 Finalists and Winners

Cate Glass (Carol Berg)
Science Fiction/Fantasy
David Boop
Creative Nonfiction
Lija Fisher
Juvenile Literature
Jenny Forrester
Creative Nonfiction
Pam Houston
Creative Nonfiction
K.L. McKee
Romance
Laura Resau
Juvenile Literature
David J. Rothman
Poetry
Connie Shoemaker
General Nonfiction
Jill Tietjen
Pictorial
Jennifer Wortman
Short Story Collection
Emily Wortman-Wunder
Short Story Collection
Emily Littlejohn
Mystery

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