Amazing Authors Series: Greg Hobbs

Our popular series returns for a second year, with more exciting and inspiring author talks!

Author, poet and water rights activist, Greg Hobbs, resides in Denver but spends much of his free time in Southwest Colorado and practiced environmental, transportation, land use and water law for 23 years before becoming a Colorado Supreme Court Justice from 1996-2015.  Because of his water expertise, he has authored more than 250 majority opinions for the court in both civil and criminal cases.  Greg currently serves as Senior Water Judge for the Colorado courts, mediating our state’s controversial water rights cases.

In addition to his Supreme Court opinions, Greg has also written several works of poetry and prose including: In Praise of Fair Colorado: The Practice of Poetry, History and Judging (2004); Colorado Mother of Rivers, Water Poems(2005) which contains a wide array of primary sources, poems, textual references and vignettes of personal experiences that Greg has enjoyed as a student of the Navajo and American narratives of the West; The Public's Water Resource: Articles on Water Law, History, and Culture (2007); and Living the Four Corners: Colorado, Centennial State at the Headwaters (2010).  This last book collects four decades of the author's water poetry. A number of these poems flow from hikes with his brother, Will Hobbs, the young adult author, into the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado.  

We can be assured of an enjoyable and enlightening evening as Greg shares with us his humor, eloquence and expertise on a wide range of literary and civic-minded topics.


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


  • Adults


  • Community Room A
  • Community Room B