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

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click to enlarge W.W. NORTON & CO
W.W. Norton & Co
Ayse Papatya Bucak, The Trojan War Museum and Other Stories
Monday, September 16, 6:30 p.m.
Tivoli 640 (Zenith Room), Auraria Campus
900 Auraria Parkway

Award-winning author Ayse Papatya Bucak will be the special guest of CU Denver’s Creative Writing program when she brings her newest collection of award-winning stories, The Trojan War Museum and Other Stories, to the Auraria campus. The beguiling collection includes the O. Henry Award-winning “The History of Girls,” as well as other stories that work with both narrative form and the author’s Turkish roots. The event is free and open to the public; books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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Random House
Salman Rushdie, Quichotte
Monday, September 16, 7 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Internationally best-selling author Salman Rushdie comes to the Arvada Center to discuss and sign his new novel, Quichotte, which has already been long-listed for the Booker Prize. The book is a “dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age — an epic tour de force that is as much an homage to an immortal work of literature as it is to the quest for love and family.” Tattered Cover is co-sponsoring this event; tickets include a signed copy of the novel.

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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