Literature

Book It: The Five Best Literary Events This Week

Author Rachel DeWoskin brings her new book, Banshee, to the Tattered Cover LoDo on Sunday, June 23.
Author Rachel DeWoskin brings her new book, Banshee, to the Tattered Cover LoDo on Sunday, June 23. Facebook
It’s a week full of wonderful women writers, all offering unique takes on the human experience in different forms, from graphic novels to the written word. Here are the five best events over the next seven days:

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SFWP Literary Awards
Women Writing Loss: Wendy J. Fox, Elizabeth Geoghegan & Monica Prince
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street, Boulder
$5

The Boulder Book Store welcomes Wendy J. Fox (If the Ice Had Held), Elizabeth Geoghegan (eightball) and Monica Prince (Instructions for Temporary Survival) for a reading and signing of books being hailed as some of the best releases of the summer. All three authors have strong local ties: Fox is a Denver resident, Geoghegan is a University of Colorado alumnus, and Prince was born and raised in Lakewood. Come celebrate these Colorado authors and their new — and noteworthy — work. The event is $5, and tickets are good for $5 off any purchase the day of the reading.

click to enlarge DRAWN & QUARTERLY
Drawn & Quarterly
Ebony Flowers, Hot Comb
Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover LoDo
1628 16th Street
Free

Award-winning Denver cartoonist and ethnographer Ebony Flowers’s new graphic novel is called Hot Comb, and offers poignant glimpses into the lives of black women of all ages, each one reconciling their lives with cultural standards of beauty. Flowers, the winner of the 2017 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, will be at the Tattered Cover to discuss the book with Denver Public Schools librarian and educator Julia Torres.

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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