Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Get Lit on Lit all over again, starting September 7 at the Coffee Joint.
Get Lit on Lit all over again, starting September 7 at the Coffee Joint. Pixabay

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Lindsey Bartlett
Lit on Lit
Saturday, September 7, 2 p.m.
The Coffee Joint
1130 Yuma Court

According to the old saw, you write drunk, edit sober. But since the legalization of marijuana, there’s another option: Just stay high for the whole dang process. Suspect Press editor-in-chief Amanda E.K. brings Lit on Lit back to Denver, with an invitation to bring your own — both your favorite strain and your creative self — to partake in some weed and some work. The event is hosted by the Coffee Joint, Denver’s first social consumption establishment, and will continue on the first Saturday of every month. Tickets are available now.

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Shambhala Press
Sarah C. Beasley, Kindness for All Creatures
Monday, September 9, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street

Author Sarah C. Beasley comes to the Tattered Cover LoDo to discuss and sign Kindness for All Creatures: Buddhist Advice for Compassionate Animal Care, a heartfelt guide to compassionate care for animals from a Buddhist perspective. The book offers practical advice for mindfully raising pets and honoring animals, with strategies structured around the Six Perfections of Buddhism.

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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