Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Poet Jared Smith will be at Mad Blood Final Fridays on January 25.
Poet Jared Smith will be at Mad Blood Final Fridays on January 25. Jared Smith Facebook

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click to enlarge LITHIC PRESS
Lithic Press
Jared Smith and Frank Coons, Mad Blood Presents
Friday, January 25, 7 p.m.
United Methodist Church
3757 Ponderosa Drive, Evergreen
Head to Evergreen for this year's first installment of Mad Blood’s Final Fridays, with a couple of great poets as well as some open-mic time for locals who want to dip a toe into the poetry pool. This month, Mad Blood hosts Jared Smith, editor at Turtle Island Quarterly and poet (To the Dark Angels and many other books), and poet and small-animal veterinarian Frank Coons (Counting in Dog Years).

The Throwaways
LS Hawker, The Throwaways
Saturday, January 26, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

Littleton author LS Hawker reads at the Tattered Cover in her own back yard, bringing an explosive crime thriller that involves mysterious deaths, a murderous drug cartel, and the framing of an innocent man. The Throwaways is “a twisty, emotionally rich drama,” according to Kirkus Reviews. Hawker’s first book, The Drowning Game, was a USA Today bestseller, and a finalist in the ITW Thriller Awards' Best First Novel category.

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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