Literature

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

CU Boulder professor Jackson Crawford brings Old Norse to everyone in The Wanderer's Havamal at the Boulder Book Store.
CU Boulder professor Jackson Crawford brings Old Norse to everyone in The Wanderer's Havamal at the Boulder Book Store. YouTube
With the gift-giving season in full swing, everyone is looking for that perfect present for the people on their lists and in their lives. Denver’s literary scene has a bounty of possibilities for far-flung family and friends, from fans of murder and spirits to down-home cooking, photography, poetry and Old Norse wisdom. Here are your five best bets for the literary week in Denver — and some fine gift options, to boot.

click to enlarge LLEWELLYN PUBLISHING
Llewellyn Publishing
Richard Estep, The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm
Tuesday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street
Free

Co-founder of Boulder County Paranormal Research Richard Estep is the author of more than a dozen books. His latest, The Horrors of Fox Hollow Farm, follows the supernatural residue of seemingly mild-mannered Herb Baumeister, who it was eventually revealed allegedly murdered at least eleven men on his infamous Indiana property. Estep brings the book to the Tattered Cover LoDo for a presentation and signing.

click to enlarge WILLIAM MORROW
William Morrow
Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier
Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue
$30
New York Times best-selling author Ree Drummond brings her glorious full-color Pioneer Woman cookbook to the Tattered Cover for an exclusive signing-only event. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Eating includes new favorites from Drummond’s life on the ranch, showcasing her home cooking at its most delicious and fun. Tickets include a copy of the book and a spot in the signing line.

JOHN FIELDER PUBLISHING
John Fielder Publishing
John Fielder, Colorado: Black on White
Sunday, December 8, noon
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
960 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
Free

Famed photographer John Fielder brings his newest book, Colorado: Black on White, to Barnes & Noble for a meet-and-greet and signing. Bring along any of Fielder’s iconic books of visual inspiration for him to autograph. Any of his many books would make a classic Colorado gift, perfect for longtime residents and distant admirers of the natural magnificence of the Rocky Mountain West alike.


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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