Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones.
Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones. Penguin/Random House

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click to enlarge PROJECT FIRE
Project Fire
Steven Raichlen, Project Fire
Friday, June 15, 7 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
$28 includes a copy of the book, a drink and food samples
BookBar welcomes James Beard Award-winning author, PBS star and Barbecue Hall-of-Famer Steven Raichlen as he serves up his latest book, Project Fire: Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling Recipes From the Caveman Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie S’mores. This is a reading and signing that will make your mouth water —which is just fine, because there will also be eats at BookBar. Get ready for some grill-style deliciousness; all you have to bring is your appetite (well, and $28).

Margot Potter, Fifty and Other F-Words
Saturday, June 16, 3:30 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy
2901 Walnut Street
The Denver Public Library welcomes author Margot Potter to the RiNo Art District for a discussion, reading and signing of her book Fifty and Other F-Words: Reflections From the Rearview Mirror. At 54, writer, design expert and on-camera personality Potter has created her first full-length work, described as “Nora Ephron meets Chelsea Handler meets David Sedaris.” It details in hilarious and honest detail how a “nasty woman” keeps on keeping on, no matter her age.

click to enlarge ANCHOR BOOKS
Anchor Books
Edgar Cantero, Meddling Kids
Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17
Denver Comic Con
Colorado Convention Center
Free with Denver Comic Con Registration
If you’re a fan of old-school Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?, the show Supernatural or the phrase “and I would have gotten away with it, too…,” then this nostalgic horror-comedy mashup by Edgar Cantero is a must-read. Pack your Scooby snacks, load up the Mystery Machine, and cartoon-rush over to Denver Comic Con, where Cantero will be shaking hands and signing copies of the book. Sure (ruh-ro) you have to register for the DCC in order to get in, but, heck, you were going to do that anyway, right?

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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