We’re now going virtual. Early bird registration by May 22.

Introducing a new annual literary symposium

A special thank you to West Elk Community Fund

Stories matter more than ever in these challenging times. That’s why the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, Colorado is proud to announce its first annual StoryFest, now in a virtual format. This celebration of wordcraft will provide inspiration and instruction for writers and lovers of literature.


StoryFest leads into the Smithsonian exhibit ‘Crossroads: Changes in Rural America’ coming to Paonia in January 2021, a ‘Museum on Main Street’ exhibition traveling to 30 states.

7:30 pm- Cringe Story Telling at Paradise Theatre
$15 advance, $20 Day of


Friday June 26, 6-7:30. Keynote with Craig Childs: The Power of Story
Blue Sage Center for the Arts Free to Festival Pass Holders
$20 Single Ticket

If you are purchasing tickets for the event, please fill out the form below to let us know which sessions you will attend.


Registration Form
Session 1 9:00am to 10:30am.
Session 2 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Session 3 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Session 4 3:30 pm -5:00 pm