Denver Literary Calendar: Four Events for March 28-April 3

Pre-teen readers can now go to high school with an adolescent Wonder Woman.EXPAND
Pre-teen readers can now go to high school with an adolescent Wonder Woman.
Random House Books for Young Readers

Superheroes, comedians and poets of all ages lay their words on the line for audiences at local venues this week. Here’s where to catch a phrase in Denver.

Lisa Yee: Wonder Woman at Super Hero High
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29
Free

Lisa Yee, a super hero herself when it comes to writing books for young readers, tips off a new middle-grade series, DC Super Hero Girls, with Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, which captures the super-powered Amazon in her formative years while encouraging readers to follow in her footsteps. Meet the award-winning conqueror of the chapter-book universe and try her empowering new series on for size Tuesday at the Tattered. Next in the series? Super Girl at Super Hero High, due for release in July.

Denver Literary Calendar: Four Events for March 28-April 3
Sky Dagger Press

Paul Barach, Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains
BookBar
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 1
Free

Seattle standup Paul Barach has a lot more than a comedy career under his Kyokushin karate black belt: At the age of 28, Barach took off on an ill-prepared pilgrimage down the 750-mile Shikoku trail in Japan. He recounts his misadventures in a memoir interwoven with ancient Japanese legends and ghost stories. He’ll begin reading at 7 p.m. April 1, but if you arrive an hour early at 6, you’ll get to be a guinea pig for BookBar’s new Friday Zen Coloring Hour. The book store and wine bar will provide coloring-book pages, colored pencils and crayons for adults searching for a Zen moment — with help from a glass or two of BookBar’s “Zengria” special. Lift a glass and clear your mind.

Denver Literary Calendar: Four Events for March 28-April 3
Minor Disturbance

Denver Public Schools Poetry Slam
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race Street
4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2
$5 donation at the door

Student slam poets from seven Denver public high schools will face off at Lighthouse Writers Workshop on April 2 for a chance to compete in the upcoming Minor Disturbance Grand Slam, where the local 2016 youth poetry slam team will be selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for the nineteenth annual Brave New Voices national showdown in July. See the best of the DPS in action for only five bucks at the door.

Candy Brown, Geoffrey Kent, Mare Trevathan and Leigh Miller for SoS.
Candy Brown, Geoffrey Kent, Mare Trevathan and Leigh Miller for SoS.
Stories on Stage

Stories on Stage: Poetry in Motion
Su Teatro
1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2
Tickets: $15 to $28
303-494-0523

National Poetry Month gets a nod from Stories on Stage with the return of last year’s popular narrative poetry program. The dramatic reading series turns to poetic endeavors when an all-star cast — Candy Brown, Geoffrey Kent, Leigh Miller and Mare Trevathan —  bring to life works by Kate Daniels, Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison and David Rothman. Hutchison and Rothman will give a talkback after the matinee performance.

What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week. 

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Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue

2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206

303-322-7727

www.tatteredcover.com

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BookBar

4280 Tennyson St.
Denver, CO 80212

720-443-2227

www.bookbardenver.com

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Lighthouse Writers Workshop
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Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theatre

721 Santa Fe Dr.
Denver, CO 80204

303-296-0219

www.suteatro.net


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