Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Author Markus Zusak will read from his newest book at Cherry Creek High School on Friday, October 19.
Author Markus Zusak will read from his newest book at Cherry Creek High School on Friday, October 19.

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MileHiCon 50
Friday, October 19, through Sunday, October 21
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Three-day passes at the door $50; single-day passes $20 to $22

It’s the golden anniversary for this Denver sci-fi/fantasy lit celebration. Come have some of your favorite books signed, shake hands with the authors, get a photo taken (hey, they make great bookmarks, too) and rub elbows with some of the biggest writers (and fans!) in the genre. It’s three days of pure geek-lit love, and it's been going on for half a century. Come get some.

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Andy Weir comes to Fort Collins.
Aubrey Pick
The Big Think/2018 Fort Collins Book Festival
Friday, October 19, and Saturday, October 20
Several locations in Fort Collins

Fort Collins is hosting a weekend of literary happenings focusing on “The Big Think,” an in-depth look at science, technology and innovation in literature. After a 62 percent increase in attendance over the past two years, the annual book festival has expanded to two days to accommodate hordes of appreciative fans. The closing keynote with author Andy Weir (The Martian, Artemis), will be held Saturday, October 20, at the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus, wrapping up a busy weekend of winning, way-out words.

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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