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Literary Calendar: Three Book Signings in Denver and Boulder June 23-28

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Paint the town read! At events this week, you can delve into the American mass-murder epidemic, reconnect with the Brontë sisters in a study of their most intimate moments, or line up to meet dozens of historical fiction authors — including the author of the Outlander series — at a national convention making its first appearance in Denver. Here's the fine print....

Stephen and Joyce Singular, The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth
Boulder Book Store
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23

Crime writer Stephen Singular and his wife, Joyce, made The Spiral Notebook ($26, Counterpoint) a family affair with help from their son and interviewee, Eric, who offers a Generation Z point of view on crime today, focusing on James Holmes and the particulars of the Aurora theater shooting and ensuing court proceedings. From there, the Singulars take off into a sociological examination of why we seem to be producing mass killers in America in a modern milieu of meds and video games.

Deborah Lutz, The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23

Anyone with a jones for the novels of the Brontë sisters will appreciate the research of author and scholar of Victorian literature Deborah Lutz, whose intimate biography, The Brontë Cabinet ($27.95, W.W. Norton), is centered around a grouping of objects — articles of clothing, letters, walking sticks — from their everyday lives.

The Historical Novel Society Conference Public Book-Signing Event
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27

Hundreds of historical fiction authors and trade experts will descend on Denver this weekend for the biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference. While most of the convention is trade-only, the public is invited to line up to meet more than 130 authors, including genre-crossing author Diana Gabaldon (best known for her popular Outlander series) and fellow historical fiction writers Margaret George and C.W. Gortner, during a free mass book-signing event and reception on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency DTC.

What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week.

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