Page To The Podium

Page To The Podium


Page to the Podium, a literary speaker series, brings nationally recognized and award-winning writers to the Jackson Hole community. The series features poets, novelists, memoirists, and other great writers who contribute to the community’s cultural exchange by illuminating literature and ideas.

Page to the Podium events are community celebrations, so we host them off-site at venues that can hold 450 people or more (Four Seasons Ballroom and Center Theater), giving a wide-swath of the community the opportunity to experience a special event of literary entertainment together - for free!

Past Speakers

The series kicked off in November 2006, with Frank McCourt, and has gone on to present renowned authors, who are pillars in their field.

In recent years, Page to the Podium has also presented authors who’ve catapulted to the national stage through outstanding bestsellers and/or the most prestigious national prizes. These authors are next generation “pillars.”

  • Frank McCourt, November 30, 2006
  • Billy Collins, June 4, 2007
  • Michael Chabon, November 29, 2007
  • Mary Oliver, May 8, 2008
  • Amy Tan, December 4, 2008
  • Alexander McCall-Smith, April 23, 2009
  • Barry Lopez, December 3, 2009
  • Azar Nafisi, March 24, 2010
  • Wendell Berry, October 8, 2010
  • Robert Pinsky, May 14, 2011
  • Michael Cunningham, October 20, 2011
  • Gary Snyder, March 13, 2012
  • Jennifer Egan, November 30, 2012
  • Cheryl Strayed, October 24, 2013
  • Jess Walter, January 29, 2015
  • David McCullough, July 1, 2015
  • Sherman Alexie, June 13, 2016 postponed
  • Sherman Alexie, July 10, 2017


Page to the Podium is made possible by your donations, large and small, to the Library Foundation, with support from Carter Gray, Ross & Christine Hartley, The Robert S. and Grayce B. Kerr Foundation, and the Opatrny Family Foundation. With special thanks to Welcome Reception and Page to the Podium sponsors Margot Snowdon and Willow Street Group. 

County funding, too, is essential to the success of these programs, as they are the result of hours of hard work and thoughtfulness on the part of library staff.

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