Colorado Springs area literary events starting April 15, 2018

Book discussions, poetry slams and other literary events in and around Colorado Springs.

By Carlotta Olson Updated: April 14, 2018 at 9:50 am • Published: April 14, 2018 0


Black Educators Network Literacy Festival - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, free. Registration:

Book Discussion - "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" by Neil deGrasse Tyson, 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 27, PILLAR Office, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., $5. Registration: 633-4991,

Pikes Peak Writers Conference - 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. April 27-29, Marriott Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive, $405-$460. Registration:

Visiting Writers Series - With Toni Bowers, 7 p.m. May 3, Colorado College, Event Space, Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade Ave., free; 389-6607.

Community Open Mic - 5 p.m. May 5. Locations:

"Converge Lecture Series - With Richard Blanco, 6-9 p.m. May 6, The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., $35. Advance tickets:

Poetry Slam - 7:15 p.m. May 9. Locations:

Visiting Writers Series - With David Gessner and Nina de Gramont, 7 p.m. May 10, Colorado College, Gaylord Hall, main floor of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., free; 389-6607.

Youth Slam and Open Mic - 2 p.m. May 12. Locations:


Recent regional author offerings:

- "Republic in Peril" by David C. Hendrickson. Published by: Oxford University Press. Summary: Ranging widely, from the classics of American political thought and international theory to the bewildering thicket of hot wars and regional feuds across the globe that embroil America, Hendrickson forcefully shows that the militarization of U.S. foreign policy is deeply at odds with the animating purposes and principles of the American experiment.

- "The Glass Forest" by Cynthia Swanson. Published by: Touchstone. Summary: In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever.


Hoopla Digital - Pikes Peak Library District patrons can access Hoopla Digital for free access to videos, music and audiobooks from smartphones, tablets, PCS and Apple TV;

E-books and More - eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagzines available free with PPLD library card. Click on CyberShelf at


Children's Literacy Center - Volunteers, ages 14 and older, needed to serve as tutors. Training is provided; 471-8672,,


Goodreads Poetry Contest - Ongoing poetry contest with a monthly winner. Submit poems at

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