Author Study

The Winter Sojourn Author Study is a book discussion series designed to enhance the experience of reading our festival authors. Whether you choose to join in for one or all four titles, participants read and gather to talk about works from each of the featured writers. Bud Werner Library provides book copies on loan for each group discussion.

Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Michelle Dover facilitates the free discussions, and the study is limited to 15 participants per meeting. The Library is still determining whether these will be virtual or in-person book discussions, with registration opening and updates about meeting locations expected by mid-summer. 

Winter Sojourn Author Study Schedule


The Cold Millions

By Jess Walter

  • Noon discussion:
    October 5
  • 5:30 p.m. discussion:
    November 16

The Shadow King

By Maaza Mengiste

  • Noon discussion:
    September 7
  • 5:30 p.m. discussion:
    October 26

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

By Mary Roach

  • Noon discussion:
    November 9
  • 5:30 p.m. discussion:
    December 7

We Run the Tides

By Vendela Vida

  • Noon discussion:
    December 7
  • 5:30 p.m. discussion:
    January 11

Off the Beaten Path, Steamboat’s local independent bookstore, is Winter Sojourn’s official bookseller.

Winter Sojourn titles are available to borrow at Bud Werner Memorial Library.