The Denver Post proudly presents the 2021/22 Pen & Podium Series – a five-part literary lecture series featuring some of the world’s most distinguished and thought-provoking writers.

Thank you for your interest in The Denver Post Pen & Podium Literary Series. A limited supply of 2021/22 Series tickets are available, see below for more information or click here to purchase now. As you may know, Pen & Podium has sold out in past years. If you have questions about your subscription purchase, email or call 303-871-7720.

Please note: Dates and/or authors are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances out of our control. At this time, we have received approval from the University of Denver to sell tickets at 100% seat capacity. All events will be held in person. Each program will also be recorded and made available to our subscribers following the lectures, for no additional charge.

Authors 2021/22

tara westover

Monday, September 20, 2021
7:30 p.m.

#1 NYT Bestselling Author; Memoirist | Educated

Gregory Maguire

Monday, October 18, 2021
7:30 p.m.

Novelist and Bestselling Author | Wicked; Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Mirror, Mirror

Susan Orlean

Monday, November 15, 2021
7:30 p.m.

NYT Bestselling Author, Journalist | The Orchid Thief; The Library Book

Jhumpa Lahiri

Monday, March 21, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Pulitzer Prize-winning and NYT Bestselling Author | Interpreter of Maladies; The Namesake; Whereabouts

Tracy K. Smith &
Kevin Young: Poets In Conversation

Monday, April 4, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Tracy K. Smith: Life On Mars; Such Color | Kevin Young: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song

Proceeds from The Denver Post Pen & Podium Series benefit The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that support literacy and education; children and youth; arts and culture; and the basic provision of human services. Visit for more information.

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