JANUARY 22, 2022


Strings Pavilion | Steamboat Springs, COlorado

Jess Walter

Past Sojourn author Jess Walter returns to Steamboat Springs with his new novel, The Cold Millions, to be our Winter Sojourn Master of Ceremonies. A National Book Award finalist for…

Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is the author of The Shadow King, which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, and named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Elle, Time and more…

Vendela Vida

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of six books, including Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty. Her new, bestselling novel, We Run the Tides, is…

Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of five New York Times bestselling works of nonfiction, most recently Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Her much-anticipated new book…

Festival of Authors


Winter Sojourn is a special edition of Literary Sojourn – a celebration of authors and readers designed to bring book lovers together again after the pandemic pause. In the spirit of our Sojourn mothership event, Winter Sojourn features presentations by four nationally and internationally acclaimed authors who will individually talk about their inspiration for the stories and characters in their published works. Instead of fall foliage, ski season will be our backdrop, and the stories we kindle inside the Strings Pavilion promise to be warm and cozy.


Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit author and reader festival presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1993 with a mission to bring noteworthy authors to our mountain community and promote and inspire the reading of exceptional literature, Literary Sojourn is the oldest and most anticipated literary festival in the Rocky Mountains. Literary Sojourn traditionally convenes in the fall.


The Program

Saturday, January 22, 2022  |  Strings Pavilion

  • 1pm: Doors & bookstore open
  • 1:30–2:40pm: Two author talks
  • 2:40–3:10pm: Intermission
  • 3:10–4:30pm: Two author talks
  • 4:30pm: Book signing
Winter Sojourn has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed during Winter Sojourn, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.