The Denver Post Pen & Podium Grant Program

What a treat it was, to listen to the conversation between the beloved and admired authors Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun) and Ruth Reichl (Tender at the Bone) on Monday, November 13, 2023 at Pen & Podium. Before they took their seats on stage, they joined us backstage to meet our charity partner for the evening and for a VIP reception. The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation received a grant for their work in supporting literacy programs in the Denver Public Libraries.

Pictured from left to right are: acclaimed food writer, Ruth Reichl; bestselling author, Frances Mayes; and Director of Marketing and Communications at the DPL Friends Foundation, Brittany Javor.

Spring Passport To The Arts Series Tickets Now on Sale

A package of four of the best live performances Denver has to offer is available for $170 and will be on sale through Sunday, January 28, 2024. The shows are Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 on Friday, February 9th at 7:30 p.m.; HAIRSPRAY on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m.; EMMA on Thursday, April 11th at 7 p.m.; and Samson & Delilah on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:30 p.m. Visit for more information and to purchase your seats now!