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Literary Calendar: Three Book and Poetry Events in Denver for the Week of January 12-18

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This week, you can explore short-short stories, enjoy a tasty slice of long-gone Denver culinary history and listen to dramatic readings of poetry at celebrations of the printed word. Keep reading for the details.

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FBomb Flash Fiction Reading Series and Open Mike Mercury Cafe 6:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 Free

FBomb, Denver's flash-fiction showcase, is a different kind of open mike, and anyone can sign up to read their own quickies before the featured authors have a go. Host Kathryn Grant, a local filmmaker, author and actress, will share some of her work before giving up the stage to flash-fiction specialist Kathy Fish, who teaches the art of getting to the point at Regis University.

Continue reading for more literary events for this week.

Kristen and Robert Autobee: Lost Restaurants of Denver BookBar 7 p.m. Friday, January 16 Free

Kristen and Robert Autobee bring back memories of favorite Denver eateries in a new History Press edition that will tickle natives and fascinate everyone else with tasty stories and forgotten recipes. To research the book, the Autobees interviewed restaurant workers, chefs and owners of spots that have all closed their doors -- from Auraria's storied Casa Mayan to the Lotus Room.

Stories on Stage: Every Stanza Tells a Story Su Teatro at the Denver Civic Theater 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 17 Admission: $15 to $28 303-494-0523

Stories on Stage turns to stories in verse for Every Stanza Tells a Story, a program of narrative poetry read by local actors like Sam Gregory and Chris Kendall. Segments will include ghost stories, biographical tales, stories of self-reflection and goofy love. For further insights, Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison will give a talk-back following the matinee show.   What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week.

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