Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Birding magazine editor Ted Floyd flies into the Boulder Book Store on May 14.
Birding magazine editor Ted Floyd flies into the Boulder Book Store on May 14. Facebook

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Alafair Burke, The Better Sister
Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover Aspen Grove
7301 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton

Alafair Burke is the New York Times best-selling author of the thrillers The Ex, Long Gone and If You Were Here. Her newest novel, The Better Sister, centers on two estranged sisters suddenly caught up in a mysterious murder — and in each other's lives once again. Burke brings this tale of suspense to the Tattered Cover Aspen Grove location for a reading and signing.

At the Inkwell: Night of Poetry
Saturday, May 18, 4 p.m.
Book Bar
4280 Tennyson Street

Join organizer Hillary Leftwich and the good folks at BookBar for the third At the Inkwell event of 2019 — this time presenting five phenomenal poets: Tameca L. Coleman, Ashley Cornelius, Ian D, Piper Mullins, and S. V Yu. Get there early this time around, poetry lovers, because with a line up like this, it’s going to be standing room only. If you don’t like crowds…well, it’s okay, because this is BookBar, which means there’s wine — and wine helps everything.

Colorado Book Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 4:30 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada

Join Colorado Humanities and the Center for the Book in celebrating the best in Colorado literature. The Colorado Book Award celebration will be held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, and includes short readings from the winners of each category, including fiction, poetry, non-fiction, genre, YA and much more. A reception, included in the price of the ticket, will follow.

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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