Literary Calendar: The Fat Artist, Frackopoly and a Slam-Poetry Shootout

Benjamin Hale signs The Fat Artist at the Boulder Book Store on June 28.
Benjamin Hale signs The Fat Artist at the Boulder Book Store on June 28.
Pete Maundy, Simon & Schuster

This week you can take in fabulous fiction, environmental activism or hard-driving slam poetry in bookstores and on stages along the Front Range. Word!

Literary Calendar: The Fat Artist, Frackopoly and a Slam-Poetry ShootoutEXPAND
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Benjamin Hale, The Fat Artist & Other Stories
Boulder Book Store
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28
$5 voucher required

If you like fiction that spews elegant language and indelible characters while reinventing the art of storytelling, search no further than Benjamin Hale’s short-story collection The Fat Artist. Hale invites readers into his own peculiar worlds on June 28 at the Boulder Book Store; a $5 voucher good toward purchase of the book is required at the door.

Wenonah Hauter, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment
BookBar
7 p.m. Thursday, June 30

Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter follows up Foodopoly, her revelatory account of the business of making food, with Frackopoly, the story of what’s so fracked up about America and why it’s important to fight fracking in our own back yards. Hauter gets to the grassroots in the book, and in person, at her BookBar reading and call to action.

Literary Calendar: The Fat Artist, Frackopoly and a Slam-Poetry Shootout

Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam
Preliminaries: 7 p.m. Friday, July 1
Finals: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2
Crossroads Theater
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Tickets: $10 per event 

Denver will host a selection of stellar slam teams from all over the Midwest and the Southwest — including local leaders from Slam Nuba, Denver Mercury Cafe, Minor Disturbance and Hear Here in Colorado Springs —  this weekend at the Southwest Shootout, which makes its first-ever stop in Colorado. On day one, two simultaneous prelim bouts will take place at each venue; on Saturday, everyone left standing will have a showdown in the auditorium at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance — and that’s a big deal, considering that the Southwest Shootout is the biggest match of its kind in these parts. May the best man or woman win.

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

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4280 Tennyson St.
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720-443-2227

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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studios

119 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205

303-295-1759

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Crossroads Theater at Five Points

2590 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80205

303-832-5206

www.denvercrossroads.com


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