DPL Literary Festival

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See, LeFebre, Gulliford Headline 2023 Literary Festival

The Durango Public Library’s Literary Festival is back with a BANG! This year, we're offering a full lineup of fun and unique events celebrating all things literary! From writing workshops and Book Clubs to open mics and author events, we've got something the whole community can enjoy!  

We are very proud to be hosting three incredible authors this year.  Local author Andrew Gulliford will be speaking about his most recent work on Bears Ears National Monument.  Colorado’s own Poet Laureate, Bobby LeFebre, will be doing a poetry reading and Q&A session.  And best-selling author Lisa See will be offering our keynote presentation which will include a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. 

The Lisa See event will be ticketed.  Tickets are free and will become available at the library on June 1st (Limit 2 tickets/person). Many other events require registration -- signup online or ask a staff member for help!  See individual event listings for all the details.

Complete Event Calendar for Durango Public Library's 2023 Literary Festival

Mon., June 19

Tues., June 20

5:00pm - 6:00pm Zine Workshop                                                                               Program Room 1

Wed., June 21

5:00pm - 6:30pm Island Of Sea Women Book Club #1 (Registration Required)      Program Room 1

Thurs., June 22

11:00am - 12:30pm Island Of Sea Women Book Club #2 (Registration Required)        Program Room 3

Fri., June 23

3:00pm - 5:00pm Typewriter PopUp with Heather Martinez                                                 Lobby
5:00pm - 6:30pm Page One Writing Contest Reception Program Rooms 1 & 2

Tues., June 27

Wed., June 28

6:00pm - 7:30pm Word Honey Poetry Open Mic                                                           Program Room 1

Thurs., June 29

4:30pm - 6:00pm Literary Garden Dedication Mural Wall Lawn Area
5:30pm - 7:00pm Lisa See Literary Reception Durango Public Library
7:00pm - 9:00pm Lisa See Literary Festival Keynote Speech (Ticket Required) Program Rooms 1 & 2

Fri., June 30