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Monday, February 21
Jack Collom & Reed Bye: Laughing Goat 5 year anniversary
Thursday, February 24
Naropa: Lyn Hejinian Lecture with Q&A
in Shambhala Hall, 7 p.m.
CU Boulder: Eula Biss (nonfiction)
HUMN 150
Friday, February 25
Naropa: Lyn Hejinian Reading
in the Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m., book signing to follow
Boulder Bookstore: BENJAMIN HALE (The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore)
Saturday, February 26
Bad Shadow Affair: Shira Dentz, Mike Sikkema, Yanara Friedlander, J’Lyn Chapman
7:30 pm
Lost Lake Lounge
Monday, February 28
Thomas Peters & guest
at the Laughing Goat
Tuesday, March 1
Boulder Bookstore: JOHNATHAN EVISION (West of Here)
Stratford Park Reading Series: Jennifer Heath, Ellen Orleans & Michele Battiste
7:30 p.m.
3030 O’Neal Parkway in Boulder
Friday, March 4
7:30 pm, in Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall, at the University of Denver, on the corner Asbury & High Streets
sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the English Department at the University of Denver
Contact Brian Kiteley ( for more information.
Wednesday, March 2
Boulder Bookstore: Yann Martel (Beatrice & Virgil)
Monday, March 7
Naropa: Black Maria Film Festival
Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.
Open reading
at the Laughing Goat
Thursday, March 10
CU MFA Reading:
Robert Lee Emigh III, David Levine, Stefanie Hafey, Kelly Dulaney
Hale 270, CU Campus @ 7PM
Friday, March 11
Naropa: BA/MFA Student Reading
Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.
Monday, March 14
4th Annual Jack Kerouac’s Birthday Reading (bring some Kerouac to read), jazz music
at the Laughing Goat
Thursday, March 17
CU Boulder: Susan McCabe (poetry)
HUMN 150
Monday, March 21
Beat Book Shop’s 21st birthday reading
at the Laughing Goat
Thursday, March 28
CU Boulder: Alta Ifland, Andy Frazee (Subito Press prize winners)
Center for British and Irish Studies: Norlin M549, Fifth Floor
Tuesday, April 5
CU Boulder: Ben Doller, Sandra Doller (poetry)
Center for British and Irish Studies: Norlin M549, Fifth Floor
Thursday, April 7
CU MFA Reading: Aaron Angello, Erin Costello, derrick mund
Atlas Auditorium – 150 (this is the correct room-it’s the big main auditorium on the first floor, can’t miss it), CU Campus
Thursday, April 14
CU Boulder: Lidia Yuknavitch (fiction)
Hale 270
Friday, April 15
Naropa: Women of Naropa Reading with Anne Waldman
Shambhala Hall, 8 p.m
Thursday, April 21
CU Boulder: Chris Nelon (poetry)
Friday, April 22
CU Boulder: Chris Nelon–lecture
Center for British and Irish Studies: Norlin M549, Fifth Floor
Naropa: Embodied Poetics Performance
Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23
Bad Shadow Affair: Natalie Lyalin, Brian Foley, Amy Catanzano, & Richard Froude
7:30pm, Lost Lake Lounge
Friday, May 6
Naropa: BA Graduation Reading, Shambhala Hall, 5 p.m.
MFA Graduation Reading, Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7
Bad Shadow Affair: Keith Newton, Eugene Lim, Tina Celona, & Laird Hunt
7:30 pm, Lost Lake Lounge

  • for additional listings of local literary events, see also:

  • Bad Shadow Affair readings start at 7:30 pm at Lost Lake Lounge , 3602 E. Colfax Ave, Denver
  • Boulder Bookstore is at 1107 Pearl St. (near the west end of the Pearl St. Mall) in Boulder. Telephone (303) 447-2074. Readings are at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. online events calendar:
  • The Cannon Mine Reading Series is run by the Colorado Poets Association and takes place on the second Thursday of every month starting at 7 p.m. at the Cannon Mine Coffee Company, 210 South Public Road, in Lafayette. For more info, email Bryan Roth at or see the
  • CPA website at
  • CSU (Colorado State University) is in Fort Collins.  All events, unless otherwise noted, take place at University Art Museum, University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St.  For more information, contact Jared
  • CU readings are sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Creative Writing Department. All readings are at 7:30 pm unless otherwise noted. Questions or additional information: Please contact faculty representative Noah Eli Gordon at or graduate assistant Aaron Angello
  • Dikeou Collection is in The Colorado Building, 1615 California Street (at 16th Street), Suite 515 (5th floor), Denver.
  • DU (University of Denver): All events are free and open to the public.  The readings are in Room 151, Sturm Hall, at 7:30pm, all Friday nights, unless otherwise noted.  Sturm Hall is on the corner of Race and Asbury.  Take the University Blvd S exit on I-25, go two stoplights and turn R on Asbury (we’re another four blocks west).  Room 151 is on the ground floor, toward the southern end of the building, underneath Davis Auditorium. For more information about readings:
  • Internet Poets Cooperative:
  • Naropa Writing and Poetics Department: Naropa University is located at 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302. Summer Writing Program (SWP) events take place in the Performing Arts Center unlesss otherwise noted. Please contact Amy Catanzano at 303-546-3508 or for additional information.
  • So, You’re a Poet readings take place every Monday night. All events proceeded by an Open Poetry Reading 8-9pm; features start at 9pm unless otherwise noted. Now at the Laughing Goat Coffee Shop in Boulder: 1709 Pearl Street. Contact Tom Peters for more info.:
  • Stratford Park Reading Series takes place at 3030 O’Neal Parkway. O’Neal Parkway is off 30th Street in north Boulder between Valmont & Iris.  Turn East at the signs for STRATFORD PARK WEST.  The community house is the one-story building with a fence leading down to the street, half a block from 30th.  Please park ONLY on O’Neal Parkway, O’Neal Circle, or in VISITOR spaces in the Stratford Park West lots.  Please do not park in any other nearby lots. For more info:
  • Yellow Pine Reading Series takes place at Wild Sage Community House. 1650 Zamia Ave. in north Boulder. For more info., contact Ellen Orleans: Directions:1650 Zamia Avenue is 3 blocks north of Yarmouth between Broadway & 28th.Enter Yarmouth from either Broadway, 19th, or 28th Street. On Yarmouth, drive to 17th Street.Turning north onto 17th, proceed two blocks north to Yellow Pine.Cross Yellow Pine and continue straight on 17th, which is now called Zamia.Zamia curves left.The community house, which sports a barrel roof, will be on your left about a half-block down the street as it curves.Look for a raised deck and glass doors facing the street. The SKIP and 204 also serve this neighborhood.
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