Three poetry and book events for the week of June 23-29

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Whether you're looking for summer reading, poetic inspiration or just a good time with a side of culture, there's a literary event for you this week. Read on and we'll tell you where the poets are rhyming and the hottest authors are reading.

See also: Ed Ward's "Stories, Stories, Bring Your Stories"

PBSPS Presents:  Danny got himself arrested and now we have no milk Deer Pile 9 p.m. Monday, June 23 $5 at the door

This low-key Monday-night variety show hosted by veteran slam poet and poetry booster Ken Arkind goes beyond the literary by blending versifying with live music and comedy. Heading up the poetry end this month with a big voice and assured way with words is Suzi Q. Smith; she'll be joined by musician Sean Flikke and comic Jordan Doll. Poet and human memory bank Paulie Lipman will also be there with a round of trivia.

Continue reading for more events.

Lily King, Euphoria Tattered Cover LoDo 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 Free

Award-winning author Lily King lifted the framework of her new novel Euphoria from the real-life experiences of ground-breaking anthropologist Margaret Mead to lift her own story about three 1930s-era anthropologists into the modern literary ether. Research and imagination go hand in hand in her study of a love triangle in faraway places.

Denver Mercury Cafe Slam Mercury Cafe 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday, June 29 $5 at the door

Slam night at the Merc pays homage to local poet Dominique Sample, who goes by the moniker of Bohemian Dreamer and came up through the Denver ranks as a Minor Disturbance youth poet (she went on to act as a coach for the group) and member of the 2013 Slam Nuba national slam team. Come early to warm up at the Jam Before the Slam; stay late for a blast of inspiration.

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

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