Summer is a great time to read — and to celebrate reading at book-related events around town, from signings to cons to literary bashes. Book them all, and find more literary activities in our online calendar.
She Writes Press Book Tour
Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
7 p.m. Tuesday, free
She Writes Press turned from a popular online community for women writers to an award-winning publishing company with over 100 authors in its lineup. Tonight you can hear and meet SWP authors Jennifer Dwight, Carrie Highley, Melissa Rea and Katrina Anne Willis at the Tattered Cover at Aspen Grove; register for this free event on the She Writes Press Facebook page.
Dick Kreck on Rich People Behaving Badly
7 p.m. Friday, free
You don't have to be rich to behave badly — but it sure doesn't hurt. Dick Kreck, longtime journalist, has been digging into Colorado history lately, and in Rich People Behaving Badly, he dishes plenty of historic dirt about affairs, murder and other evil deeds. He'll be signing copies ($16.95) and reading from the book at BookBar, where a cocktail or two should help make these sordid stories easier to swallow.
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Myths and Legends Convention
Ramada Plaza Denver North
Jim Butcher, author of Codex Alera, Cinder Spires and The Dresden Files, is the guest of honor at the 2016 Myths and Legends Convention, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Ramada Plaza. Keith R.A. DeCandido, the featured author at last year's convention, will be back, too, and The Doubleclicks lead the lineup of featured performers.
Find the complete schedule and ticket prices — as well as costume guidelines for weapons — on the Myths and Legends website.
Counterpath Closing Party
7935 East 14th Avenue
6 p.m. Sunday
Counterpath has hosted an exhibit-filled tent at every City Park Jazz night this summer. Although the concert series ended last Sunday, Counterpath will be throwing a closing party at its new home just off East Colfax Avenue. Find out more at counterpathpress.org.