This week’s book events will take you to climes both exotic and dangerously extreme, but also deep into the depths of the human heart at a talk with one of the planet’s most esteemed modern novelists. The details follow.
The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World
Boulder Book Store
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24
Good travel writing does double duty: First, it must grab readers and plunge them into the heart of new places and unfamiliar cultures and second, it just has to be good writing. Colorado author Bill Giebler finds that magical equation in his travel essay about India, “The Tea in Me,” which appears in The Best Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World from Travelers' Tales Guides. Giebler will introduce his prize-winning entry — and the book’s paperback edition — at Tuesday’s book signing. A $5 voucher gets you into the reading and also goes toward purchase of the book, which sells for $19.95.
Inside the Writer’s Studio with Kazuo Ishiguro
King Center, Auraria campus
6:30 to 7:45 Friday, March 27
$20 to $30
Denver’s Lighthouse Writers Workshop brings the acclaimed and oft-awarded British author (best known for Remains of the Day) to town this weekend for a sold-out Saturday class at the literary center, but Kazuo Ishiguro will first appear Friday in conversation with Colorado fiction writer Erika Krouse at Auraria’s King Center. Ishiguro will sign books, including his newest, the Buried Giant, after the talk. Krouse, who will lead the interview without a script, has a book of her own, Contenders, to be released by Rare Bird Books on March 31.
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Kit DesLauriers, Higher Love: Skiing the Seven Summits
Saturday, March 28
Book signing 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. presentation 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Free, by reservation
Jackson Hole adventurer Kit DesLauriers realized a dream by both climbing and skiing the legendary Seven Summits — each continent’s highest mountain, from Everest to Kilimanjaro — in only two years’ time. DesLauriers has written a book about it called Higher Love, which she’ll introduce at a combined book signing, slide presentation and Upslope beer tasting at REI.
What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's online event listings for this week.