Booking & Contact

Blue Flower Arts is a literary speaker’s agency, dedicated to the beauty of words.
We are proud to exclusively represent acclaimed, inspiring, and thought-provoking poets and writers for readings, lectures, and appearances. We are equally proud to have established strong, long-lasting relationships with venues across the country and around the globe. If you are new to our agency: welcome. If you have collaborated with Blue Flower Arts before: welcome back.

We are here to help. To request booking information or to discuss the needs of your event, please call or write. We promise a prompt and gracious reply. Blue Flower authors are available to present at colleges and universities, festivals, conferences, theaters, corporations, distinguished arts and humanities lecture series, and private events. Whatever your needs, we bring years of experience to bear in helping to create the best possible program for you.

If you would like to discuss ideas and recommendations, we’re happy to brainstorm to find the best artist for your needs. We excel at connecting the right person with the right venue and placing authors within a specific theme, whether it is human rights, sustainability, literacy, diversity, LGBTQ studies, or faith. Be sure to scroll through our list of subject categories and check out our First Year Experience, One Book, and Common Read Programs page. To obtain fee and honorarium information, please give us a call to discuss the details.

What if you are looking for an author or speaker who is not on our roster? You need not look any further. We hold relationships with many other authors, publishers, and agencies, and you may work through Blue Flower Arts to secure the speaker you desire; we will be able to broker the engagement at no extra cost to you.

Our full roster is easily viewed below. On each individual artist’s page, you will find a narrative bio, short bio, writing samples, relevant links, videos, and high-resolution author photos and book jacket images for easy downloading. We hope you will take some time to peruse our website and perhaps discover some new artists for your program. If you are ready to make a firm booking, our website now offers the option to fill out a convenient firm offer form available on every page of the site. Of course, you may still simply email us the pertinent information.

Blue Flower Arts is a personal, hands-on company. We care about our artists, and we care about you. Advocating for poetry and literature is our mission. With the power and grace of the spoken word, we take that first to heart and then into the world—together with you. Contact us so that we may begin.

Anya Backlund, President & Owner
Ana Paula Simões, Speakers Representative
Shannon Hearn, Website and Contracts Manager
Rebecca Rhodes, Office Administrator
Alison Granucci, Founder

Speaker Representation

We regret that we are not accepting unsolicited queries for representation at this time. However, please feel free to call us if you have questions.