Book It: The Six Best Literary Events This Week

Former Denver poet laureate Chris Ransick comes to BookBar with his new collection on September 13.
Former Denver poet laureate Chris Ransick comes to BookBar with his new collection on September 13. Chris Ransick
Denver boasts a literary week filled with promising up-and-coming authors as well as established writers both local and international. Here are your six best bets for recognizing and enjoying the best in literature right here in Denver.

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Conundrum Press
Chris Ransick, mummer prisoner scavenger thief
Friday, September 13, 7 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street

Former Denver poet laureate Chris Ransick, who served in the role from 2006 to 2010, returns to Colorado for a reading and signing of his newest poetry collection, mummer prisoner scavenger thief, at BookBar. Ransick has long been a champion of the local literary scene, from his work with the city’s public library board to the state’s humanities board of directors to his extensive work in higher education and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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St. Martin's Griffin
Atticus, The Truth About Magic
Saturday, September 14, 2 p.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue

Poet and Instagram sensation Atticus reads from and signs his new book, The Truth About Magic, at the Tattered Cover. This third collection of poems takes readers on an adventure to discover the truth about magic through heartbreak and falling in love, looking both back and inward, finding ourselves, our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace. Magic is everywhere: oak barrels, old barns, wine, laughter and the oceans — and at a bookstore on a late-summer Saturday afternoon. Tickets include a copy of the book and a place in the autograph line.

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Erika T Wurth at Facebook
At the Inkwell: Indigenous Writers
Saturday, September 14, 2:30 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Local author Erika T. Wurth (Buckskin Cocaine) hosts this special At the Inkwell event with six talented writers coming together to read their work and sign their books. Readers include Byron F. Aspaas, Crisosto Apache, Lemanuel Loley, Steven Graham Jones, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Wurth herself. Come out to celebrate these writers and their important bodies of work.

Famed Colorado photographer and author John Fielder created a special image for all participants in the 2019 Colorado Authors Hall of Fame event.
John Fielder
Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday, September 14, 5 p.m.
Courtyard Marriott Cherry Creek
1475 South Colorado Boulevard
$115 ($70 is tax deductible)
Colorado’s newest Hall of Fame honors are all about authors and the written word they create; join the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame in recognizing the inaugural class of some of the best and most notable writers the state has to offer. Mix 100’s Dom Testa serves as host for the event, and tickets are still available for the ceremony and the after-party.

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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