Book It: The Six Best Literary Events This Week

Pulitzer Prize-winning stateswoman Samantha Power comes to Denver with her new book, The Education of an Idealist.
Pulitzer Prize-winning stateswoman Samantha Power comes to Denver with her new book, The Education of an Idealist. YouTube

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Music to My Fears
Saturday, October 5, 7 p.m.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race Street
$15-$20 general admission

The Denver Horror Collective presents a night of horror fiction readings set to live music. The event, which benefits the local fiction anthology Terror at 5280’, is hosted by Lighthouse Writers Workshop, BookBar and other local businesses committed to supporting the pants being scared off the local populace. Tickets for the event are $15, or $20 with a spooky-themed adult beverage.

Samantha Power, The Education of an Idealist
Monday, October 7, 7 p.m.
History Colorado Center, Colorado Room
1200 Broadway
$40 (includes book)/$30 Members
History Colorado Center welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and decorated stateswoman Samantha Power as part of the inspiring speaker series Bold Women. Change History. Power was appointed as the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. by president Barack Obama, and she will speak about that experience, her book The Education of an Idealist, and her history with the public-engagement initiative known as Women’s Vote Centennial Colorado. Presented in partnership with the Tattered Cover; tickets are available now.

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St. Martin's Press
Augusten Burroughs, Toil & Trouble
Monday, October 7, 7 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Best-selling memoirist Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors) brings his highly anticipated new book, Toil & Trouble, to the Arvada Center for a discussion and signing co-sponsored by BookBar. The book is a hilarious and terrifying chronicle of one man’s journey to understand himself — and the realization that there are very few things in this world that are truly coincidences. Tickets are $48 (including taxes and fees), and include a copy of the book ready for signing.

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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