Local authors take the spotlight at a few literary events in Denver this week, while an Edgar Allan Poe tribute is set to music at another. Here’s where to celebrate homegrown talent and the father of American horror writing.
Lindsay King-Miller, Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
7 p.m. Tuesday, February 9
Denverite Lindsay King-Miller is known for her long-running advice column "Ask a Queer Chick” on the Hairpin. Now she’s gathered her expertise on the subjects of coming out, dating and dealing with the straight world for lesbian, gay, bi and queer women in a stand-alone book of all-new material. Everyone needs a primer for life. If you fit the profile above, here’s your new lifestyle bible. And if you don’t, you might learn something, too.
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A Musical Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
The Collection Gallery
7 p.m. Saturday, February 13
$10 donation at the door
Looking for something different? Scotty G will serve as host and “orator,” while Badweed Johnson provides a little night music, when the Collection Gallery on Colfax in downtown Aurora presents a Musical Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. Scotty G will be reading from a selection of Poe favorites, including The Black Cat, Annabel Lee, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart and The Bells. Wear black!
Local Author Happy Hour: Alice Borodkin, John A. Daly and Johnny Welsh
5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 13
BookBar’s monthly second Saturday happy hour showcases local authors in the best way possible — over half-price drinks from the unique Tennyson Street book store’s namesake bar. In February, you can hobnob with former Colorado State Representative Alice Borodkin (Caught Between the Bettys), who tells the story of her rise in politics out of a period bookended by the influences of Betty Crocker and Betty Friedan; thriller-writer John A. Daly, who will introduce his latest Colorado-based Sean Coleman page-turner, Blood Trade; and Johnny Welsh, a high country bartender, whose Weedgalized in Colorado is an insider look at the local weed industry.
What's on the next page in Denver's literary world? Visit Westword's Literary Event listings for this week.