Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Writer and teacher Kati Standefer offers a "Writing the Personal Sex Essay" workshop at the Boulder Writing Studio.
Writer and teacher Kati Standefer offers a "Writing the Personal Sex Essay" workshop at the Boulder Writing Studio. Luke Parsons

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Katherine Standefer, Writing the Personal Sex Essay
Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9, noon to 5 p.m.
Boulder Writing Studio
777 Pearl Street, Suite 211, Boulder
$425 for both sessions/$385 for members

Don’t be scared off by the topic or the price tag; this is an invaluable, ten-hour weekend intensive in which writers can actually utilize the experiences they’ve had in the sexual arena, and turn those personal moments into sharable and worthy writing. Despite being one of the defining aspects of the human experience, sex can be one of the toughest things to write about. This workshop with Arizona writer Katherine Standefer (a widely-published short-form writer with a debut book, Lightning Flowers, forthcoming from a Little Brown imprint) is a bold, smart, and introspective way to learn how to write sexual stories — and deal with the larger questions about sex with which our culture grapples.

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Fair Winds Press
Athena Perrakis, The Ultimate Guide to Chakras
Sunday, September 9, 1 p.m.
For Heaven’s Sake
4900 West 46th Avenue

Athena Perrakis comes to Denver to discuss and sign her new book, The Ultimate Guide to Chakras. The author teaches readers how to tune into their chakras, the power centers of the body that connect the physical body to the world of energy first discussed in ancient Hindu texts and studied for millennia in spiritual traditions.
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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