Book It: The Six Best Literary Events This Week

Michael Pool hosts Noir at the Bar this Thursday at Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto
Michael Pool hosts Noir at the Bar this Thursday at Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto Jim Thompsen
Denver’s literary scene is replete with resolution-type events for mid-January. From healing the world to healing the self. From childlike kindness to a frank understanding of the sexual politics of the 21st century. And as a palate cleanser of sorts, a night of bookish criminal deeds worthy of the dark of a January night downtown. Here are your six best literary bets for the coming week.

University of California Press
Rabbi Micheal Lerner, Revolutionary Love
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 14
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder

Social theorist and psychotherapist Rabbi Michael Lerner brings his book Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World to the Boulder Book Store for a discussion and signing. The book proposes a method to replace what Lerner calls the “capital globalization of selfishness” with widespread generosity, prophetic empathy and environmental sanity. Tickets to the event are $5, and are good for a $5 discount off the purchase of this book or any other on the day of the event.

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Beacon Press
Michael Patrick MacDonald, All Souls
6 p.m., Thursday, January 16
Casa Mayan
1020 Ninth Street, Auraria Campus
Best-selling Irish-American author Michael Patrick MacDonald joins the Romero Theater Troupe to talk about his work in trauma-informed storytelling in books like All Souls: A Family Story and Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up From Under. The event will also include discussion of upcoming spring events for the Irish Roots Collective. For questions and more information, check the Romero Troupe website.

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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