Literature

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

David Sedaris returns to Denver on June 21.
David Sedaris returns to Denver on June 21. Barclay Agency

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No, the book is not a treatise on lumber. - LITTLE, BROWN, & CO.
No, the book is not a treatise on lumber.
Little, Brown, & Co.
David Sedaris, Calypso
Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue
$28 (Includes a copy of the book)

Join Tattered Cover in once again welcoming beloved writer and humorist David Sedaris as he brings his new book, Calypso, to Denver. This memoir uses the purchase of a beach house on the Carolina coast as a vehicle for meditations both hilarious and poignant about middle age and mortality. Joining Sedaris in this discussion and book-signing is fellow author DeSales Harrison, who will talk about his book The Waters & the Wild. Tickets are $28, and include both a copy of Sedaris’ book and an assigned place in the autograph line.

Joe Donnelly comes to Denver. - L.A. WEEKLY
Joe Donnelly comes to Denver.
L.A. Weekly
Joe Donnelly, L.A. Man
Friday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street
Free
Writer Joe Donnelly was a reporter and editor in Vail before his stint at the L.A. Weekly, where he was able to interview such notables as Wes Anderson, Sean Penn, Drew Barrymore, Christian Bale and many more, all at critical junctures in their careers. Donnelly visits Tattered Cover LoDo to read from and talk about his new book, L.A. Man: Profiles from a Big City in a Small World. According to the Los Angeles Review of Books, the collection of essays is “written with the same brio and enthusiasm that can only come from an émigré to this eccentric city…through all its stories, famous and personal, there lies an adoration for this brutal city, this unforgiving grind, and immaculate landscape.”

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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