Book It: The Six Best Literary Events This Week

Nancy Stohlman returns to the Mercury Cafe on Friday, October 25
Nancy Stohlman returns to the Mercury Cafe on Friday, October 25 Nancy Stohlman

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click to enlarge BIG TABLE PUBLISHING
Big Table Publishing
Nancy Stohlman, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities
Friday, October 26, 7 p.m.
Mercury Cafe
2199 California Street
$10-$12 at the door
“Flash fiction poster girl” Nancy Stohlman launches her newest collection of flash fiction, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, at the Mercury Cafe, with an original performance based on the book. Music will be provided by Nick Busheff, who calls the show “amusingly dark, zany, and sometimes disturbing.” In other words, this is the perfect night out in late October. Books will be available for purchase (and autographs!), and tickets are available now.

click to enlarge WATT'S BUGGING YOU
Watt's Bugging You
Kristen Barnett, The Bug Who Thought He Lost His Buzz
Sunday, October 27, 12:30 p.m.
Zoe’s Coffee House
11225 Decatur Street, Westminster
Free (but bring a book to donate!)
Author Kristen Barnett reads from and signs her children’s book The Bug Who Thought He Lost His Buzz: What Happens When the Big, Bad Beast Stings. It's all about supporting children dealing with cancer (the “Big Bad Beast”), and a portion of the proceeds from the Watt’s Bugging You event will go to cancer research and education. Kids can dress in costume, buy a book and bring one to donate — all donated books will go to Brent’s Place, the Aurora home away from home for families while kids receive treatment for life-threatening illnesses at local hospitals.

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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