Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

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click to enlarge COUNTRYMAN PRESS
Countryman Press
Get Lit Pop-Up Book Club
Thursday, July 25, 5:30 p.m.
Bonacquisti Wine Company
4640 Pecos Street
The Denver Public Library loves books and book clubs, but realizes that sometimes even book-loving folks just want to go to happy hour. So they created Get Lit, which combines the two into a raucous and informative hour of both lit love and alcohol admiration. Join DPL at the Bonacquisti Wine Company to discuss Cheese, Beer, Wine, Cider: A Field Guide to 75 Perfect Pairings and sip on wine “perfectly paired” with cheeses from local cheese shop So Damn Gouda. Tour the winery at 5:30 p.m.; discussion and imbibing begin at 6 p.m.

click to enlarge VELIZ BOOKS
Veliz Books
Mark Pleiss, April Warnings
Saturday, July 27, 4 p.m.
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver writer Mark Pleiss debuts April Warnings at BookBar with a reading and signing. The new book is both a collection of short stories and a work that can be read as a cohesive whole. The stories center around the Midwestern ritual of going into an underground tornado shelter, the disappearance of a young boy, and the mythic cultural undercurrent of aliens and cultists near the railroad tracks in the so-called American Heartland.

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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