About

Since 2002, Fort Collins Reads has worked to connect neighbors through literature and speaking engagements from some of the nation’s most recognized authors. As one of the naiton’s longest-running community read reads programs, we’ve proudly featured everything from staples of young adult fiction (Lois Lowry’s The Giver) to Pulitzer-winning authors (Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach). Titles are selected in hope of sparking conversations and addressing issues relevant to local and national issues, from homelessness to immigration.

While the author presentation, held the first Sunday in November, is the cornerstone of the event, Fort Collins Reads hopes to ignite interest in literacy and dialogue, be it through essay contests, community author selections and book-club guides. Tickets to this year’s event are available online, or through Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins Barnes and Noble or any Poudre River Public Library branch. Purchase tickets here, or purchase a paperback and ticket package through Old Firehouse Books.

Who Is Fort Collins Reads?

The  Fort Collins Reads’ Committee:

  • Valerie Mauksch
  • Marty Marsh
  • Matt Schild
  • Beth Kopp
  • Susan Wilmer
  • Blair Oliver
  • Nina Bodenhamer
  • Judy Sayre Grim
  • Tova Aragorn

Publicity Committee: