This is a week for beginnings and endings: The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers will host a panel on how to write and publish a book, while BMoCA's Biennial-affiliated Line Break poetry series will say so long after seven poetic weeks. And in between, author Paul Levitt will talk about his Depression-era caper filled with Nazi intrigue.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers: "Ask an Author About Writing and Publishing"
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Tuesday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Each year, members of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers — an association of, you know, commercial fiction writers in the Rocky Mountain Region — choose a Writer of the Year from among their ranks. Tuesday's event brings together the last two, 2015 winner Susan Spann and 2014 winner Shannon Baker, plus this year's nominees and puts them together on a panel to field audience questions about writing and publishing — and since being a RMFW Writer of the Year requires having published a novel the calendar year of the win, they know what they're talking about. If you're looking to sell a book (or just learn more about how it works), here's a good place to start.
Paul Levitt: Dreams Bigger than the Night
Thursday, August 27, 7:30 p.m.
University of Colorado Boulder professor emeritus Paul Levitt has written over twenty well-reviewed books, and Dreams Bigger Than the Night looks to continue the trend: Set around the boycott of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Dreams follows a young writer who gets involved with Abner "Longie" Zwillman, a real-life Jewish mobster who dated Jean Harlow and broke up meetings of the American Nazi Party by force. The plot, as they say, thickens from there.
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Line Break: Zine Show & Tell
Saturday, August 29, 6 p.m.
For the past six weeks, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art's Line Break series at the Biennial Pavilion has hosted some of the finest poets in the state. Now BMoCA is asking anyone who's attended the series to document their experiences in zine form and submit the results; submissions are due at 2 p.m. Saturday, but the real fun starts at 6 p.m., when entrants can swap their work and talk poetry. This is the last weekend for both Line Break and the pop-up coffee shop, which will be open Friday-Sunday this week, before closing officially at 4 p.m. August 30. See you later, BMoCA, and feel free to bring poetry to Denver any time.
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