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Karla Speaking Event

Karla is a professional speaker and workshop leader. Please review her fees below, then fill in the form to book her as a keynote or guest speaker. 

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:

  • $5,000 – $10,000 for most events and workshops
  • $3,000 – $5,000 for schools, nonprofits, libraries

Travel Fees:

Karla divides her time between Fort Worth, Texas and Raton, New Mexico.

Her travel fees vary based on distance traveled and an engagement’s specific travel needs/costs, but generally are:

< 25 miles – $50 travel fee

25-50 miles – $100 travel fee

50 – 99 miles – $200 travel fee

100 – 299 miles – $350 travel fee + lodging

300+ miles – air transportation (or per mile travel fees based on IRS mileage rate) + lodging + $150 per diem


VIRTUAL EVENT – no travel fees

“…captivating, thought-provoking and emotional – she brought the entire audience to their feet. It was incredible, and people lined up at the end to meet her and tell her their stories. I highly recommend booking Karla; she is amazing.”​

~ Jocelyn Repshas, THR Foundation