Texas Poet Laureate, speaker, author and photographer.

book karla at your event

Karla is a professional speaker and workshop leader. Please review her fees below, then fill in the form below and and click "submit" to book her as a keynote or guest speaker. If you require a printed form, you can download a PDF here. Please print, complete and send the form to coleen@thrivepublicrelations.com.

booking form


To book Karla K. Morton or learn more about booking her, please fill out the booking form at right.


Karla K. Morton is a sought-after keynote speaker and has inspired countless men, women and students at conferences, universities, libraries, literary festivals and more.

To book a speaking engagement with Karla, first review her fees and then complete and submit the required booking information at right. The title of Texas Poet Laureate is the greatest honor of Karla’s life. This title, however, does not include any compensation or funding for travel, expenses or time.

Speaking Fees:
$800 - $1,500 for smaller, short events/workshops
$1,500 - $3,000 for large or full-day events/workshops –
(varies based on nature of event)

Travel Fees:
 - < 25 miles from Fort Worth, TX - $0 travel fee


 - 25 – 49 miles from Fort Worth, TX - $50 travel fee


 - 50 – 99 miles from Fort Worth, TX - $100 travel fee


 - 100 – 299 miles from Fort Worth, TX - $200 travel fee + lodging


 - 300+ miles from Fort Worth, TX – air transportation (or per mile
travel fees based on IRS mileage rate) + lodging + $75 per diem