2022 Events

Just Announced!

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Woman of Light

Sunday, June 26 at 6:00pm at Maria's Bookshop

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of the novel Woman of Light and the story collection Sabrina & Corina, a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, The Clark Prize, The Story Prize, the Saroyan International Prize, and winner of an American Book Award, she is the 2021 recipient of the Addison M. Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work has been honored with the Denver Mayor’s Award for Global Impact in the Arts and the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Reading the West Award. She has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, O: the Oprah Magazine, The American Scholar, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Tin House. Fajardo-Anstine earned her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from Durango, Colorado, to Key West, Florida. She is the 2022 - 2024 Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University.

Blake Crouch                 CLICK ON BLAKE'S PHOTO TO ORDER A COPY!


Sunday, July 10 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at El Moro Spirits & Tavern

Blake is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of a dozen novels, most recently, Dark MatterRecursion, and Upgrade, for which he is also writing the movie for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners. His international-bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy was adapted into a television series for FOX, executive produced by M. Night Shyamalan, that was Summer 2015’s #1 show. With Chad Hodge, Crouch also created Good Behavior, the TNT show starring Michelle Dockery based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. His novel, Recursion, is currently being developed as a Netflix series by Shonda Rhimes and Matt Reeves, and Skydance is developing a film adaptation of his novella, Summer Frost, based on Crouch’s script. His novels have been translated into forty languages and his short fiction has appeared in numerous publications including Ellery QueenAlfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, and Cemetery Dance. At the moment, Crouch is writing a new book and creating a nine-episode adaptation of his novel Dark Matter, for Apple TV+. Blake lives in Colorado.


Authors in the Parklet - Ongoing Summer Series

Join us Friday and Saturday evenings 4pm-7pm, June through September, as we invite authors to share their most recent works with locals and visitors alike in a relaxed, outdoor setting. We'll announce upcoming authors through this Events page, our social media channels and community calendars. If you're a local author, or have plans to visit, and are interested in participating in this unique opportunity please contact


Rachel Menard

Game of Strength and Storm

Friday, June 24 at 4:00pm


Don Roberts

30 Greatest Weight Loss Tips

Friday, June 24 at 5:30pm


Gloria O'Shields

Into the West

Saturday, June 25 at 4:00pm


Sylvester Allred

Cony the Pika's Warming World

Jabber the Steller's Jay

Friday, July 8 at 4:00pm


Constantine Dhonau

Collateral Intentions

Friday, July 8 at 5:30pm


David Stiller

Water and Agriculture in Colorado

and the American West

Saturday, July 9 at 4:00pm


Douglas Walker

Daldy to the Rescue

Saturday, July 9 at 5:30pm


Don Paulson

Mines, Miners and Much More

Saturday, July 16 at 4:00pm


Beth Paulson

Mines, Miners and Much More

Saturday, July 16 at 4:00pm


Cherry Odelberg

The Pancake Cat

Friday, July 22 at 5:30pm


Bethany Warner

Lambie & Dog's Grand Adventure

Saturday, July 23 at 5:30pm


Vicky Ramakka

The Cactus Plot

Friday, July 29 at 4:00pm

(concurrent with Roberta Summers)


Roberta Summers

Fatal Winds

Pele's Realm

Friday, July 29 at 4:00pm

(concurrent with Vicky Ramakka)


Susan Noble

Cowgirls Don't Quit

Saturday, July 30 at 4:00pm


Philip Brown

It Gives You Strength

Saturday, July 30 at 5:30pm


Bethany Turner

Plot Twist

The Do-Over

Saturday, August 6 at 5:30pm


Ken Gaherty

The Making of an Adequate Fly Fisherman

Friday, August 12 at 4:00pm


Paul Brenner

The Divide

Friday, August 19 at 4:00pm


Ann O'Brien

Everyone is Psychic

Saturday, August 20 at 4:00pm


Rhenna St. Clair

Getting New Mexico

Friday, September 16 at 5:30pm



2021 Virtual EVENT ARCHIVE

Bill Plotkin - The Journey of Soul Initiation

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Kaya McLaren - What's Worth Keeping

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Danielle Geller - Dog Flowers

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Anne Hillerman - Stargazer: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel 

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Luke Mehall presents the Climbing Zine - Issue 20!

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A Conversation with Contributors to 
The Din
é Reader

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Discussion with Christina Erteszek and Mandy Mikulencak 

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Mountain Studies Institute In Discussion with Anne MacKinnon 

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Dr. Jane Goodall in Conversation with Peter Wohlleben 

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A Conversation with Daniel Barbarisi 

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A Conversation with Kat Wilder


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A Conversation with Willy Vlautin and Jonathan Evison


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JP Gritton - Wyoming

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John Peel - Hiking Trails of Southwestern Colorado, 5th Edition

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 John presented this latest edition of his hiking guide (which includes 12 new hikes!), sharing how it came to be, tips and timely trail info, as well as some photos and maps from a couple of favorites in the book.





Makenna Goodman - The Shame

Interviewed by author Julie Buntin - Marlena

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Scott Graham - Mesa Verde Victim

In Conversation with Kyle Bocinsky from Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

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Margaret Mizushima - Hanging Falls & Vicky Ramakka - The Cactus Plot

Colorado/Southwest Mysteries

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Kayla Shaggy and Keith Jim


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Climate change discussion with Laura Paskus and Mountain Studies Institute

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Romance Discussion with Lauren Connolly and Rhenna St. Clair

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Mandy Mikulencak interviews Micki (M.E.) Browning about her new Mystery Series set in Colorado!

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Durango, CO 81301
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