Authors 2017/18

Colson Whitehead

Monday, September 25, 2017

Winner of the National Book Award and Novelist. Author of The Underground Railroad and The Intuitionist.

Richard Russo

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist, Short Story Writer and Screenwriter. Author of Empire Falls and Everybody’s Fool.

Katherine Boo

Monday, February 5, 2018

Winner of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize Winning Investigative Journalist. Author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers.

Tony Kushner

Monday, March 12, 2018

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright and Screenwriter. He wrote the screenplays for Angels In America, A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Munich, and Lincoln.

Maria Semple

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bestselling Novelist and Screenwriter. Author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Today Will Be Different.

News & Happenings

The 2017/18 Pen & Podium Series is SOLD OUT.

Thank You Northwestern Mutual!
Please join us in thanking Northwestern Mutual for their continued partnership for the 2017/18 Pen & Podium Season!


Julia Alvarez – Monday, May 8, 2017

The Denver Post Pen & Podium 2017/18 Grantees will be announced soon! Congratulations again to the grantees from last season:

The Bridge Project
Colorado Humanities
The Learning Source
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Family Literacy Program – Metro State University

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