Book It: The Six Best Literary Events in Denver This Week

Have seconds; there are plenty of literary events to go around this week.
Have seconds; there are plenty of literary events to go around this week. Teague Bohlen

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click to enlarge PUNCH DRUNK PRESS
Punch Drunk Press
Ellie Swensson, salt of us
Thursday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Boulder Creative Collective
2500 47th Street, Boulder

Local poet and activist Ellie Swensson (whom we interviewed just last week) celebrates her new book, salt of us, with Punch Drunk Press at Boulder Creative Collective. In honor of Swensson’s project, and to help build community, there will be a collage-making station where attendees can make art out of printed pages from the book, plus watercolor paints and salt. Come out and celebrate creativity by getting creative yourself.

click to enlarge COUNTERPOINT PRESS
Counterpoint Press
Beth Piatote, The Beadworkers
Friday, November 8, 7 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street

Beth Piatote, a Nez Perce writer and Berkeley professor, brings her debut collection to BookBar for a special event co-sponsored by At the Inkwell. The pieces in The Beadworkers are stories of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world. Piatote will be joined in conversation by fellow writers Cristosto Apache and Abigail Chabitnoy.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Maurice Isserman, The Winter Army
Monday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street

Award-winning author Maurice Isserman (Fallen Giants, Cronkite’s War) brings his new book The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors to the Tattered Cover LoDo for a discussion and signing. It’s the epic story — with deep roots right here in Colorado — of the elite soldiers who broke the last line of German defenses in Italy’s mountains in 1945, spearheading the Allied advance to the Alps and final victory.

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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