Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Dr. Kelly Neff talks about how to be Sex Positive this week at Tattered Cover LoDo.
Dr. Kelly Neff talks about how to be Sex Positive this week at Tattered Cover LoDo. Watkins Publishing

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Watkins Publishing
Kelly Neff, Sex Positive
Saturday, January 25, 2 p.m.
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street

Denver social psychologist, professor, futurist, radio personality and author Kelly Neff comes to the Tattered Cover LoDo to discuss and sign her book Sex Positive: Redefining Our Attitudes to Love and Sex. It’s a fresh and affirmative take on the psychology of human sexuality, from the rise of non-monogamous relationships to the pitfalls of online dating, from the female orgasm to gender fluidity and more. And not for nothing, but Valentine’s Day is coming up. Buy this book as a gift? Bold choice.

Denver Horror Collective
Denver Horror Collective, Terror at 5280’
Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue
We interviewed one of the folks in charge of this homegrown collection of terror in late 2019. Now the group's back and scaring folks at the Tattered Cover at this discussion and signing of real-life Colorado horrors. Hear tales of our state’s shadowy past, including Karen Tolliver on the “vampire grave” of Theodor Glava in Lafayette Cemetery; Bryan Bonner on Riverdale Road; Paul Bredenberg on the tragic wreck that shut down Lakeside Speedway; and Suzanne Restle on shoot-outs and secret liaisons in Golden. Then listen to the stories that were inspired by those true-life tales. It’s history and horror, courtesy of the Denver Horror Collective and hosted by Daniel Crosier of Colorado Festival of Horror.

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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