Book It: Five Best Literary Events This Week

John Freeman and his small collection of throwing stars.
John Freeman and his small collection of throwing stars. John Freeman

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click to enlarge John Freeman and his small collection of throwing stars. - JOHN FREEMAN
John Freeman and his small collection of throwing stars.
John Freeman
Visiting Author Reception: John Freeman, Freeman’s
Friday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race Street
Freeman’s is a notable anthology started by book critic and “global literary citizen” John Freeman, who has both edited for Granta and led the National Book Critics Circle. Join Lighthouse Writers in welcoming him to Denver for a book talk and reception; copies of his past works (How to Read a Novelist and Maps, to name only a couple) will be for sale and ready for autographs. Free for members, $10 for non-members; registration cheerfully required.

Governor and writer John Hickenlooper. - COLORADO LITERARY FESTIVAL
Governor and writer John Hickenlooper.
Colorado Literary Festival
Colorado Book Festival
Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Denver Central Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
It’s a daylong (and absolutely free!) jubilee of literary goodness, Denver style. Join more than 100 authors in celebrating the written word, and the writers and readers who bring it to life. The keynote speaker is Peter Heller (The Painter, The Dog Stars), interviewed by journalist Carol McKinley, and that’s only the beginning of a day devoted to literacy and literature. There will be panels, discussions, iook signings, workshops and reading, reading, reading. If one of your favorite sounds in life is the rustle of pages turning, the clicking of a keyboard, or the scritch-scritching of longhand, dog-ear the corner of the March 3 page in your daily calendar: You have a place to be.

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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