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 2019 speakers include the 2019 Colorado Book Awards winners,  2019 Colorado Poet Laureate finalists, 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 Chris Goff, 303.894.7951 x19, fax 303.864.9361,

Bring an award-winning Colorado author to your community! We can help.


Alex Acks
Alex AcksWriter, Geologist
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Nick Arvin
Nick ArvinNovelist
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Karen Auvinen
Karen AuvinenAuthor, Poet
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L. D. Colter
L. D. ColterNovelist
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Donna Cooner
Donna CoonerNovelist
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Susan Cunningham
Susan CunninghamNovelist
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Kimberlee Gard
Kimberlee GardAuthor
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L. S. Gardiner
L. S. GardinerAuthor
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Andrew Gulliford
Andrew GullifordAuthor, Professor
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Susan Devan Harness
Susan Devan HarnessAuthor, Lecturer
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David G. Havlick
David G. HavlickAuthor, Professor
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Jason Heller
Jason HellerAuthor
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Diana Holguin-Balogh
Diana Holguin-BaloghNovelist
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Elisabeth Hyde
Elisabeth HydeNovelist
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Darby Karchut
Darby KarchutAuthor
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Rory Kress
Rory KressAuthor
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Jeffrey B. Miller
Jeffrey B. MillerAuthor, Editor
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J.M. Mitchell
J.M. MitchellNovelist
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Margaret Mizushima
Margaret MizushimaNovelist
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Dow Phumiruk
Dow PhumirukAuthor
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Nancy Stohlman
Nancy StohlmanAuthor
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Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
Rosemerry Wahtola TrommerPoet
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Tiffany Quay Tyson
Tiffany Quay TysonNovelist
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Wendy Videlock
Wendy VidelockPoet
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Joshua Viola
Joshua ViolaNovelist
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Jeanne Winer
Jeanne WinerNovelist
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