"Some of them are bestsellers and really well known, but a lot of them aren't as well known," explains Lighthouse development director Laurie Wagner. "We're trying to invite the community in to meet a few of these local writers, too."
Visiting faculty and local authors will be on hand for two days filled with free literary events and book shopping; activities include a reading about five great Denver bike rides from writer Jay Kenney and a Q&A with High Plains Book Award finalist Jenny Shank. Stop by to browse the books, and leave with something new to read and new ideas for writing.
"As a reader, books can transform our lives," says Wagner. "They allow us to experience more than we have in our own lives, and that often helps us grow in a variety of ways." The first annual Lighthouse Book Fair kicks off today with coffee, doughnuts and opening remarks from Deputy Mayor Cary Kennedy and Tattered Cover owner Joyce Meskis at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m.; tomorrow’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All activities take place at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race Street. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.lighthousewriters.org.
Fri., June 15, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., June 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012