Award-winning, Denver-based author Kali Fajardo-Anstine headlines this year’s Fort Collins Book Fest: Up, Up & Out as the 2021 Fort Collins Reads featured author. She will discuss her 2019 debut work, Sabrina & Corina, a magnetic story collection with “stories that blaze like wildfires.” Book sales and signing to follow hosted by Old Firehouse Books.
Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. The collection of 11 short stories set in Denver and southern Colorado are “achingly realistic” and “bear witness to the lives of Latina women of Indigenous descent trying to survey generations of poverty, racism, addiction, and violence.” (Kirkus Reviews).
National Book Award, FINALIST 2019
American Book Award, WINNER 2020
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, FINALIST 2020
The Story Prize, FINALIST 2020
American Academy of Arts and Letters, WINNER 2021
Fajardo-Anstine is one of more than two dozen authors appearing at this year’s Fort Collins Book Fest. More info about the festival is available at www.FoCoBookFest.org.
Fort Collins Book Fest sponsors include Poudre River Public Library District, Fort Collins Reads, City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Colorado State University Libraries, TourWest, KUNC and the Colorado Sound, Front Range Community College, and others.
This is a free event. Tickets are required for all ages. Call or come in to The Lincoln Center Box Office to reserve your tickets. The Lincoln Center Box Office is located at 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, CO 80521. The Box Office can be reached by phone at 970-221-6730.
Kali Fajardo-Anstine Attendance Policy:
With the rise in COVID-19 cases impacting Larimer County at this time, and out of an abundance of caution for everyone attending this event, all audience members are required to wear masks (properly covering mouth and nose) while inside the Performance Hall – including those who are fully vaccinated. If you are unable or unwilling to wear a mask inside the Performance Hall, you can partake in the livestream of Fajardo-Anstine’s event via the Fort Collins Book Fest website, www.FoCoBookFest.org.
Masks will be provided to those who arrive without one.
The mask requirement only pertains to the Performance Hall but may be extended if necessary.
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