Project Description

Speakers Bureau

Chautauqua speakers perform first-person living history portrayals in period costumes to dramatize the experiences of literary and historical figures. Other scholars present illustrated lectures and the Colorado Poet Laureate offers readings, talks, and educator workshops. By choosing a speaker from our vetted list of scholars, libraries, schools, museums, conferences, churches, professional organizations and other local communities throughout Colorado may offer high-quality humanities programs to their communities.

Host organizations negotiate honoraria and travel with speakers. When planning to host a Chautauqua speaker, please review the list below of possible speakers and contact Betty Jo Brenner at 303.894.7951 x17 or for contact and other information.

What Others Are Saying

“What better way to learn about a time in history than to see and hear someone portray a person from a particular place and time. I really liked her posters with pictures and maps. Very informative. Lynne Swanson did a marvelous job!” – audience member from Lynne Swanson as Isabella Bird, Rangeview Library District in Thornton, 2008

“Made me cry when she finally finds her daughter” – audience member from Opalanga Pugh as Aunt Clara Brown, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance in Frisco, 2008

“I want to go to Rocky Mountain Park” – audience member, 4th grade, from John Stansfield as Enos Mills, Lewis Palmer Elementary School in Monument, 2008


Dusty Saunders
Rebecca Hunt
Vangie Sena
Helen M. Trencher
Enrique Lamadrid
Helen M. Trencher
Thomas Napierkowski
Hal Bidlack
Richard Marold
Mary Jane Bradbury
Steve Adelson
Kathy Naples
Doris McCraw
Gail Beaton
Judy Winnick
Susan Frontczak
Elsa Wolff
Kurt Skinner
Lanette Hunter-Reginelli
Susan Breeze
Jack R. Van Ens
John Voehl
Lyda Mary Hardy
David Skipper
John Stansfield
Angel Vigil
Doug Mishler

Special thanks to our sponsors

Upcoming Events

Join Colorado Humanities in our upcoming events

Conversation Series – Lakewood

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on March 23, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on March 30, 2019 at 10:00am

Smoky Hill Library

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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