Literary Calendar: Three Front Range Book Events February 1-7
Bob Maynard, "Top of the World."
Bob Maynard Photography
This week’s literary picks are all about storytelling — some of it hellish and some of it inspiring. And on Saturday, you can head to Tattered Cover Colfax to prepare for Valentine’s Day: There’s a book, or a poem, for everything and everyone. Here’s where to find them.
Juan Thompson, Stories I Tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson
Boulder Book Store
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3
$5 voucher required for entry
In the public eye, journalist Hunter Thomas was a legendary hard-living character, to say the least, but no one knows better what it was like to live in the path of a drug-powered dynamo than his son, Juan, whose childhood — growing up in an abusive home where guns were prominently displayed, and hanging at bars and with Hell’s Angels with his dad — was anything but normal. Juan Thompson will discuss and sign copies of his memoir, a story that ends with some sort of redemption, this week at the Boulder Book Store; the $5 voucher required at the door can be applied toward purchase of the book.
Bob Maynard, "Sneffels Range."
Bob Maynard Photography
Bob and Cindy Maynard, The Maynard’s Guide to Colorado’s National Parks
Chautauqua Community House
7 p.m. Thursday, February 4
Tickets: $7 to $10
Award-winning shutterbug Bob Maynard takes stunning photos of the Rocky Mountain West and leads landscape photography tours in Colorado and the Southwest. Together with his author/naturalist wife, Cindy, he’s put together a beautiful book filled with tips for photographers wanting to follow in his footsteps. The Maynards will share stories and picture-perfect images from the wild for this evening program at Chautauqua.
Denver Writes Handmade Valentine Fundraiser
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 6
Denver Writes provides year-round programs for young writers, including intensive workshops, summer camps and after-school tutoring at local high schools — so you already get that these kids know a thing or two about arranging words on a page. And you can also trust them to write the perfect poem for a hand-made Valentine card when they man a table at the Tattered Cover Colfax on February 6. Denver Writes students will compose personalized odes for the cards for just $5, which goes to supporting the program. And — bonus — you’ll get a 10 percent discount on any purchases made at the store that day.
What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week.
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