2014 Festival Schedule

Enjoy the Festival! Sessions are free; arrive early to ensure seating. In Festival Friends Pass-designated venues, Festival Friends Pass holders have priority seating. Please abide by Capitol and House Chamber rules, critical for the TBF’s continued use: No food and drink; In the House Chamber, NOTHING may be placed on the Representatives’ desks; Limit photography and video. No flash photography.

Signings take place after each session. Adult and YA authors sign in the Adult Book Signing Tent (Congress at 10th), Children’s authors in the Children’s Sales/Signing Tent (Colorado at 13th), Cookbooks in the Sales/Signing Tent next to the Central Market Cooking Tent (11th at Congress).

The 2015 Schedule will posted on this page in September. The 2014 Schedule is still posted below; click on the Saturday or Sunday tab to see sessions by hour. Use the pull-down filter to sort by genre, or use the search to see sessions by venue or keyword.

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM Sunday

2 PM Sunday

Take Two: Women on a New Path

Location: House Chamber
Ruth Pennebaker
Jacquelyn Mitchard
Ellen Hopkins
Nina Godiwalla

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How would you react if fate offered you a second chance? Most of us don't receive that offer - those brave enough have to make a second start of their own, without fate's help. In fiction and nonfiction, the idea that we get to start it all over again is alluring and gives a writer more than one world to imagine. The writers listed below will be in conversation during this session about women with enough courage to start over.

The author of four critically acclaimed novels and an award-winning non-fiction book, moderator Carol Dawson has written for a number of national and local publications. In addition to teaching creative writing, she is also a painter whose work has been featured in major art magazines and is represented by several galleries across the country. Her latest book is an historical novel set in late seventeenth century Massachusetts.