Tuesday, September 4, 7 p.m.
Rocky Mountain Prep/Bookbar
3752 Tennyson Street
$20 for adults over 18; free under 18
Bookbar is the organizer of this inspirational and empowering event, which is being hosted at Rocky Mountain Prep in order to accommodate a larger crowd. Speakers include teen activist and former candidate for the Denver School Board Tay Anderson; Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr; Liz Wolfson, founder of the Girls Athletic Leadership Schools (GALS); paraplegic basketball coach Jess Markt; and poet Azure Antoinette. Tickets for the event are still available, but going fast.
Tuesday, September 4, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
$5 (includes voucher)
Former Denver Post reporter Gwen Florio returns to Colorado to sign and discuss her new book, Silent Hearts, a complex portrayal of two different but equally resilient women caught in the conflict of war-ravaged Afghanistan, in situations and an era that will test them in ways they never imagined. Your $5 entry fee is good toward the purchase of this or any book at this Boulder Book Store event, so it’s a can’t-lose proposition.
Saturday, September 8, 7 p.m.
The Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer Street
Lit Crawl Denver returns for a three-peat of what the orgazniers humbly call “literary debauchery,” this year partnering with Denver’s urban art festival Crush Walls in RiNo. Walk around the area to see all the artists at work, then head to the Infinite Monkey Theorem for readings from this year’s Colorado Book Award winners, including Laura Pritchett (The Blue Hour), Helen Thorpe (The Newcomers), and more. Pace yourself. Stay hydrated.