Three Book and Poetry Events in Denver for the Week of October 6-12

This week you can cheer on performance poets or listen thoughtfully to the literary variety; if you prefer novels to poetry, you can hear the author of one runaway bestseller discuss his next book. Keep reading for details.

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SlamNUBA, with featured poet Adrienne Nadeau Crossroads Theater 8 p.m. Friday, October 10 $5 students, $10 adults

SlamNUBA has switched its monthly slam to second Fridays; the October edition features poet Adrienne Nadeau, a Chicagoan with a powerful voice. Nadeau will also offer a workshop on Saturday, October 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Savoy, as part of the group's Poetry and Pancakes series. If you slam -- or if you simply like to watch it -- it's a good weekend for you in Denver.

Continue reading for more literary picks.

Barry Schwabsky, Noel Black and Alexis Almeida Counterpath 7 p.m. Friday, October 10 Free

The local small press and performance space Counterpath will present Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation as well as a writer and poet, as headliner of a three-person reading that includes Colorado Springs poet, journalist and blogger Noel Black and University of Colorado professor and poet Alexis Almeida. As always, readings at Counterpath are free; rsvp online for a seat in the small room.

Garth Stein, A Sudden Light Sturm Hall, University of Denver 7 p.m. Sunday, October 12 $35 (includes a copy of the book), by reservation

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The author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, the runaway bestseller about a race car-loving dog, is back with a new novel, A Sudden Light, a story propelled by the dark secrets discovered by a boy in a family mansion. He'll introduce at a lecture and book-signing Friday, hosted by the University of Denver's Enrichment Program and the Tattered Cover. Stein also appears next Monday, October 13, at the First Congregational Church in Boulder as a guest of the Boulder Book Store; the $10 fee includes a $5 voucher towards purchase of the book.

What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week.

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