Issues to Do Denver: Ebook Readings and Literary Occasions Might 14 to 19, 2019 – Westword


There’s a lot occurring this primary full week of Might in Denver’s literary scene that we couldn’t restrict ourselves to only 5 occasions — so six it’s. Suspect Press and Tattered Cowl have paired up on a brand new month-to-month sequence, Booktropolis, which debuts tonight; later within the week, you will hear histories of each Denver faculties and procuring later, and get a protracted take a look at some very quick fiction. It’s a humiliation of literary riches: Get on the market and take benefit, Denver guide lovers.

Booktropolis: Angie Cavallari and Julie Rasmussen Tuesday, Might 7, 7 p.m.
The Items
2550 East Colfax Avenue
Suspect Press and the Tattered Cowl have partnered on a brand new month-to-month studying sequence, Booktropolis. The sequence debuts on Might 7 when native authors Angie Cavallari and Julie Rasmussen talk about their current books, Trailer Trash: An ’80s Memoir and I Did not Consider Any of This Hippy Dippy Bullshit Both: A Skeptic’s Awakening to the Non secular Universe, on the Items, the restaurant proper subsequent to the Tattered Cowl on Colfax. Discover out extra at

Gretchen Rubin, Outer Order, Inside Calm
Tuesday, Might 7, 7 p.m.
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree
Douglas County Libraries brings New York Occasions best-selling creator of The Happiness Mission Gretchen Rubin to learn from and signal her new guide, Outer Order, Inside Calm: Declutter & Manage to Make Extra Room for Happiness. The guide argues that regardless of the decluttering Kondo-craze presently in full swing, there’s nobody proper solution to obtain it. (And, clearly, culling your assortment of autographed books shouldn’t be on the agenda.) Tickets to the occasion embody a duplicate of the guide, dessert bites at an related reception, and a spot in line for autographs.

Mackenzie Phillips, Hopeful Therapeutic
Wednesday, Might eight, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cowl
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Seventies TV star and creator of the New York Occasions best-selling memoir Excessive on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips involves the Tattered Cowl to debate and signal her new guide, Hopeful Therapeutic: Essays on Managing Restoration and Surviving Habit. Delivered with heat, humor and candor, Phillips presents the knowledge she gained from her personal private journey by way of addictions, and her understanding of sensible therapy, together with instruments, strategies and holistic approaches. The occasion is free, however registration is required.

Phil Goodstein, The Denver College Ebook
Thursday, Might 9, 6:30 p.m.
West Facet Books
3434 West 32nd Avenue
The inimitable Phil Goodstein returns to the nicely of Denver historical past together with his latest work, The Denver College Ebook: The Historical past of Denver Public Colleges. That is marked as Quantity One, masking the years 1859 to 1967, which means that there’s no less than another quantity coming. Greatest to get in on the bottom flooring of this native sequence when you can and study in regards to the origins and tales of the faculties you your self (or your youngsters) might have attended right here within the Mile Excessive. The occasion is free, however registration is really helpful at Eventbrite.

Book It: The Six Best Literary Events This Week

Kathy Fish, Wild Life
Friday, Might 10, 7 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Avenue
Kathy Fish is thought to be one of many main voices in flash fiction (tales often beneath 500 to 1,000 phrases). She involves BookBar to learn from, talk about and signal her assortment Wild Life, which brings collectively fifty flash tales, drawn from a decade and a half of labor within the medium. Becoming a member of Fish for the occasion is Colorado Ebook Award finalist Wendy Fox (The Seven Levels of Anger and Different Tales), studying from her new award-winning guide If the Ice Had Held.

Mark Barnhouse, Misplaced Division Shops of Denver
Friday, Might 10, 7 p.m.
West Facet Books
3434 West 32nd Avenue
Be part of West Facet Books in welcoming Denver historian and creator Mark Barnhouse, studying from, discussing and signing his latest guide, Misplaced Division Shops of Denver. By many years of analysis and interviews with former employees, Denver’s unofficial “division retailer historian” Mark Barnhouse assembles the last word mosaic of the Mile Excessive Metropolis’s fabulous retail previous, from the vacation window shows of Might D&F to the huge chandeliers of Denver Dry Items. The occasion is free, however registration is required.

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Teague Bohlen is a author, novelist and professor on the College of Colorado Denver. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, received the Colorado Ebook Award for Literary Fiction in 2007; his textbook The Snarktastic Information to School Success got here out in 2014. His new assortment of flash fiction, Flatland, is out there now.

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