Book It: The Six Best Literary Events in Denver This Week

Teague Bohlen
Have seconds; there are plenty of literary events to go around this week.
November commences with a movable feast of literary goodness for the Denver book lover, from stories of strong women to superheroes, from weird Westerns to World War II, with a generous helping of indigenous, LGBTQ+ and myriad other valuable perspectives. There’s something on the menu for everyone, so grab a plate and get in line for any of these six events that will sate your hunger for the written word in the coming week.

Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Inside the Writer’s Studio: Julia Alvarez with Kali Fajardo-Anstine
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
University of Denver Newman Center
2344 East Iliff Avenue

University of Denver’s Robert and Judi Newman Center hosts an Inside the Writer’s Studio event connected with the NEA Big Read and Lighthouse Writers Workshop. This on-stage conversation between Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies) and Kali Fajardo-Anstine (Sabrina & Corina) will focus on the two authors' artistic processes, their lives as writers, and their responses to questions from the audience. Tickets to the event are available now and going fast.

David Boop, Straight Outta Deadwood
Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
960 South Colorado Boulevard

Local sci-fi writer and editor David Boop hosts a collective signing of his latest weird-Western anthology Straight Outta Deadwood at the Barnes & Noble on Colorado Boulevard. We covered the first anthology in this series (Straight Outta Tombstone) a couple of years back; this celebratory event features the Colorado authors in this iteration's lineup: Alex Acks, Mario Acevedo, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Betsy Dornbusch, Travis Heermann, Steven Graham Jones, and Steven Ransic Tem.

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Feiwel & Friends
Marissa Meyer, Supernova
Thursday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue

New York Times bestselling YA author Marissa Meyer brings the conclusion to her Renegades trilogy to the Tattered Cover for a reading and signing. Supernova is a thrilling epic that brings a close to the story of Nova and Adrian battling the anarchy that threatens Gatlon City. Think superheroes are limited to comic books? Think again, my friends. Tickets to the event include a copy of the book and a place in the autograph line.