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 Colorado Humanities Director of Programs & Center for the Book Josephine Jones at email@example.com or 303.894.7951 x15 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