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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to help. If this FAQ doesn’t address your concerns, please contact us. If you would like to speak to a human being, please call the Bud Werner Memorial Library at 970-879-0240 and ask for Chris or Marjorie.

Where is Literary Sojourn going to be held this year?

The September 8, 2018 event will be held at the beautiful Strings Pavilion located between downtown Steamboat Springs and the base of the ski area. The Pavilion has ample parking and restrooms, and comfortable theater-style seating where everyone has a great view. All seats are reserved and selected at the time of ticket purchase. The Sheraton Steamboat, the site of Literary Sojourn for many years, has closed their conference center and is no longer hosting events.

When and where do tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 2018 Literary Sojourn will be available online through our tickets page. Seat selection is required at time of purchase. Tickets will go on sale as follows:

Donor Early Sale*

  • Tuesday, June 12
  • 10 a.m. MDT
  • $150 (includes $75 donation to Literary Sojourn + 8.5% ticketing fee)
  • Quantities are limited.

General Public

  • Tuesday, June 19
  • 10 a.m. MDT until sold out
  • $75.00 + 8.5% ticketing fee
How many tickets can I purchase?

Each transaction allows you to buy a maximum of 8 tickets. This limit is the same for both Early Donor and General Public purchases.

*What is the Donor Early Sale?

In the past, we have given donors who contribute $75 or more the opportunity to purchase one early ticket in advance of the general public. This year we are keeping with that tradition, however, you DO NOT need make a donation in advance. You can make a $75 donation AND purchase your $75 reserved seat in one transaction. Each early ticket requires a $75 donation.

Why are you seeking Literary Sojourn Donors?

Literary Sojourn is a nonprofit event organized under the auspices of the Bud Werner Memorial Library, the public library in Steamboat Springs. Ticket sales alone do not cover the cost of this event. The festival’s ongoing success is dependent upon the efforts of volunteers, generous sponsors and individual donors.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. The individual who makes the donation payment will receive a letter of acknowledgement.

Will my name be listed in the program as an Early Donor?

Because our new ticket system does not allow us to distinguish individual donors when one person is buying tickets for a group, we are unable to list all our Early Donors in the program this year. Sponsors donating $500+ will be listed in the 2018 program if they choose.

What do I need to do to be guaranteed a ticket?

There are no ticket guarantees for the 2018 event unless you make a $500+ donation on or before May 15, 2018. Literary Sojourn is a popular event and tends to sell out quickly each year. You must go online and purchase your ticket, as has always been the case for donors under $500 and the general public alike.

How will my tickets arrive?

When you purchase your tickets, you will have a choice of receiving tickets via:

  1. Email – bring your smart phone to the event or print your tickets at home.
  2. Pick at Will Call day of the event
  3. Via US mail ($3.50 processing fee)
What happens if I lose my tickets?

On the day of the event, the Ticket Booth will be open at 11:30 a.m. to help with ticket concerns. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.; author talks begin at 1:00 p.m.

What if I purchased a ticket and then am unable to attend? Will I be able to re-sell it?

Literary Sojourn ticket purchases are non-refundable, however the Literary Sojourn Online Ticket Exchange is available for those who want to re-sell a ticket. The Ticket Exchange lets you post publicly the ticket you wish to sell, then buyers can connect with you and make a direct purchase. This system has worked great for lots of happy buyers and sellers. Literary Sojourn is not otherwise involved in or responsible for the re-sales that take place through the Ticket Exchange.

Tickets are sold out. How can I get a ticket?

Literary Sojourn Online Ticket Exchange is an online bulletin board on our website that allows people seeking tickets to find posts by people who have tickets to sell. This system has worked well in the past and has resulted in lots of happy buyers and sellers. Literary Sojourn is not otherwise involved in or responsible for the re-sales that take place through the Ticket Exchange.

As I consider choosing seats, tell me more about the layout for Sojourn’s venue.

The Strings Pavilion is a beautiful theater space designed for live performances, including top-notch acoustics and comfortable theater-style seating where everyone has a great view. You will be able to select your seat from a live theater map as you purchase your ticket(s) online.

I usually come with my book club. Will we be able to sit together this year?

Everyone who attends Sojourn will have a reserved seat. You will select your own seats from a live theater map at the time you purchase your tickets. Due to demand for tickets, this year we have limited the number of tickets that one person can purchase to 8 max. If your group is larger than 8 people, you will be required to make two separate transactions.

Is the Strings Pavilion handicap accessible?

The Strings Pavilion is access friendly and it operates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us in advance of ticket sales if you require wheelchair accommodation. Contact us or 970-879-0240, ask for Chris or Marjorie.

What about lunch?

The festival start at 1:00 p.m. Please enjoy a leisurely lunch at home or at one of Steamboat’s wonderful restaurants before you head to Literary Sojourn. During the afternoon break, there will be a casual refreshments served including small bites, finger sandwiches, sweets, complimentary coffee, tea, and lemonade. A cash bar will be open throughout the event.

On the day of Sojourn, do we need to line up for seats?

There is no need to queue. All tickets include a reserved seat – a seat that you personally select when you make your ticket purchase. Doors to the Strings Pavilion will open at 12:15 p.m., at which time you can settle in to your seat, enjoy a beverage from the cash bar and shop for books until the event begins at 1:00 p.m.

Will the authors sign books?

Yes. Authors will be available to sign copies of their books at the end of the day. Books will be on sale throughout the day, with proceeds benefiting Literary Sojourn. Many thanks to Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, our Official Bookseller, for making Sojourn book sales available on site.

Where do I park?

Free parking is conveniently located in the Strings Parking Lot accessed by Mount Werner Road through Wildhorse Plaza on Mount Werner Road.

Handicap parking can be accessed on Pine Grove Road. To access this parking, you must arrive 20 minutes or more before the event. Entrance into Festival Park from Pine Grove Road closes at 12:40 pm.

Where should I make a lodging reservation?

The Steamboat Grand is Literary Sojourn’s Official Lodging Sponsor, offering special deals for Sojourn attendees who want to sleep in luxury just up the hill from the festival. For reservations, book online or call 1-877-269-2628 and refer to Steamboat Grand Literary Sojourn 2018 to get your specially discounted rate (minimum 2 nights stay).

Are babies or children allowed at the Sojourn?

This is an event for adults. No children or babies, please.

Can I bring my dog?

No pets are permitted at the Strings Pavilion. Service dogs exempted.

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