This week's literary calendar provides some much-needed distraction from snow, snow, snow. From live storytelling to discussions of AI and the modern media to new novels and independent comics, there’s a buffet of beautiful bookish events. Here are your five best bets:
Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m.
2100 Curtis Street
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Back by popular demand, Unsent is the live-mic storytelling event spotlighting brave souls who take the stage to share that email draft, letter or text that they’d wish they’d sent…or wish they hadn’t. Co-hosts Brittany Ballard and Hanna Bowens bring the show to Rock Steady for an evening of laughs, tears and beers. And probably some hot wings.
Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
Writer and popular science blogger Janelle Shane comes to the Boulder Book Store to discuss her new book, You Look Like a Thing and I Love You. It’s a smart and hilarious introduction to our growing dependence on artificial intelligence (more commonly abbreviated as AI), and how it represents both the best and worst of humanity. Also, not for nothing, but this title is definitely in the running for Most Awesome Book Title of 2020. Tickets are $5, and good for a $5 discount off the purchase of this book or any other on the day of the event.
Thursday, February 20, 7 p.m.
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Author Rye Curtis brings his debut novel, Kingdomtide, to the Tattered Cover for a reading and signing. The book focuses on the lives of two women as they intersect following a tragic airplane crash in the wild Bitterroot Range of Montana. Both characters find themselves in very different situations that nonetheless require similar impulses for tough-minded resilience. The event is free and open to the public.