Apr 30, 2011
photo from the Literary Sojourn Facebook Page
This is a guest blog post for Steamboatbroker.com from Lizzie Larock of The Steamboat Scoop.
Tomorrow, Sunday, May 1, 2011 - tickets go on sale for Steamboat's Annual Literary Sojourn. This year's event takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 11am-5pm in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Grand Ballroom.
For the past 18 years, Steamboat Springs, Colorado has been bringing amazing authors to speak to our community about the creative process, wordsmithing and what the writer's life is all about. Past authors have included the literary world's most notable authors: E. Annie Proulx (The Shipping News), Natalie Goldberg (Writing down the Bones), Andre Dubus II (House of Sand & Fog), Gregory Maguire (Wicked), Chris Bohjalian (Midwives), Wally Lamb (She's Come Undone) just to name a few.
This year's line up is nothing short of spectacular. Jennifer Egan, author of The New York Times Bestseller: The Goon Squad, just won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for fiction just a few days ago. The MC of the entire days is none other than Julia Glass, author of the National Book Award winner in 2002 for The Three Junes. The day is filled with speeches from new and notable writers that include: Peter Matthiessen, Paula McLain, Julie Orringer & Jim Shepard. All acclaimed in their own right (or write, ha ha, literary pun :-)).
All of the Literary Sojourn books are available at Steamboat's Off The Beaten Path bookstore or at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Off the Beaten Path bookstore in Steamboat, Colorado has made it extremely easy to order books from them (keeping precious dollars in our adorable downtown Steamboat). You can text your order to 970-367-6977 and they'll have the books waiting for you at the counter. Or you can even download books through google e-reader on Off The Beaten Path Bookstore's E Bookstore. Or you can roam around the store (my favorite option) and have a cup of cappucino and relax into the wonderful world of words as celebrated by this longtime Steamboat store.
I just picked up Jennifer Egan's book at Off the Beaten Path a few days ago (the Pulitzer Prize winning one - so far so awesome).
Tickets go on sale tomorrow and yes, this event will sell out. You can buy your tickets at the Bud Werner Memorial Libary downtown Steamboat or online at Literary Sojourn Steamboat. Check out (and click the like button) Literary Sojourn Steamboat's facebook page for interesting articles on the authors and up to the minute info on the event.
See you at the Sojourn in September!
--Lizzie Larock (The Steamboat Scoop)
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
And, as always, if you're looking for a way to make your Steamboat, Colorado lifestyle dream a reality, give your favorite Steamboat "Southern-Style" Broker a call, Joan Connelly of Keller Williams Steamboat. 970-846-8619 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(last year's flyer - it's still up on my fridge!)