Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Nicole Hampton brings Sugar High to BookBar on December 15.
Nicole Hampton brings Sugar High to BookBar on December 15. Linnea Covington

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Write for Rights
Thursday, December 13, 5 p.m.
The Alliance Center
1536 Wynkoop Street
This annual letter-writing campaign hosted by Amnesty International invites the community to send messages of solidarity to people facing human-rights violations, or to write letters that put pressure on those in power to stop the abuses being committed. This year, all of the cases chosen to spotlight are women — women who have been wrongly imprisoned and punished. Writing materials are provided; all you need to bring is passion and commitment. The event is free, but registration is requested. End the year by giving back: As 2018 closes, make your voice heard.

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WestWinds Press
Nicole Hampton, Sugar High
Saturday, December 15, 6 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver’s Nicole Hampton not only runs the popular food blog Dough-Eyed, she's also come out with Sugar High: Sweet & Savory Baking in Your High-Altitude Kitchen, which we highlighted last month in a guide to Colorado cookbooks. And now she brings that book — just in time for mile-high holiday baking — to BookBar for an event that’s sure to be as delicious as it is informative. Cheddar, bacon and herb biscuits? Cappucino streusel cake? Triple-berry and apple galettes? I don’t even know what a galette is, but yes, please. And pass the eggnog latte.

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Teague Bohlen is a writer, novelist and professor at the University of Colorado Denver. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction in 2007; his textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success came out in 2014. His new collection of flash fiction, Flatland, is available now.
Contact: Teague Bohlen