Literature

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Michael Pollan will be at the Tattered Cover Colfax on May 31.
Michael Pollan will be at the Tattered Cover Colfax on May 31. Montgomery Barron

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click to enlarge NEW PAGE BOOKS
New Page Books
Melissa Joy Jonsson, The Art of Limitless Living
Friday, June 1, 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
960 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale
Free

We already are what we wish to become: that’s the central message in Melissa Joy Jonsson’s book The Art of Limitless Living: The Joy, Possibility, and Power of Living a Heart-Centered Life. Jonsson comes to the Barnes & Noble on Colorado Boulevard to read from and sign her book about self-improvement and what she calls “interactive reality creation.” It’s a wild world out there; care to gamble a Friday night on that world suddenly becoming your heart-centered oyster?

click to enlarge Wayne Miller's Post-Poems won the Colorado Book Award for poetry in 2017. - MILKWEED EDITIONS
Wayne Miller's Post-Poems won the Colorado Book Award for poetry in 2017.
Milkweed Editions
Colorado Book Awards
Saturday, June 2, 4:30 p.m.
Sie FilmCenter
2510 East Colfax Avenue
$20

Colorado Humanities and the Center for the Book present the 27th annual Colorado Book Awards, recognizing the state’s best literary efforts in categories that range from fiction to poetry to young adult to nonfiction and more. This ceremony honors the finalists from the 2018 contest, naming the winners in fourteen subject areas — all of them representing the best writing in colorful Colorado.
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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