Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week
Teague Bohlen
Maybe it’s just that it’s January, and everyone’s thinking about the outdoors — which is only sometimes a place we want to be without freezing off our…best intentions. But nonetheless, a lot of the literary events this week have to do with being outside: protesting the current political and social climate, or exploring various aspects of the natural world.

Whatever the reason, it’s probably a good month to read about the world outside rather than, you know, to actually go out there. Here are the five (indoor) literary events you might consider attending this week:

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Teague Bohlen
Donate Your Women’s March Signage
Western History and Genealogy Department
Through January 27
Central Denver Public Library
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway
If you participated in the Women’s March on Denver last week, the Denver Public Library wants you to help record the signs, the buttons, the banners and the various paraphernalia carried that day. Donate your items so they can be memorialized in the library's archives.

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Pegasus Books
Gavin Ehringer, Leaving the Wild
Wednesday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue

Award-winning journalist Gavin Ehringer comes to the Tattered Cover Colfax to discuss and sign his new book Leaving the Wild: The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses. The book deals with the benefits and pitfalls of the domestication of animals that altered the course of human history — including a Denver cat show that exhibited nude cats. Come to find out if that was a high or low point in the history of the species.

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Roaring Brook Press
Lily Williams, If Sharks Disappeared
Thursday, January 25, 4 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Join BookBar in welcoming Lilly Williams and her book If Sharks Disappeared, a Kirkus Review-honored Best Book of 2017. Come for the reading and the strong message about protecting ocean wildlife and the oceans themselves; stay for the half-price wine.

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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