Colorado Springs area literary events starting May 13, 2018

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

By Carlotta Olson Updated: May 12, 2018 at 9:40 am • Published: May 12, 2018 0


Todd Caudle - Author of "Colorado Fourteeners," Colorado Wildflowers" and more, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Covered Treasures Bookstore, 105 Second St., Monument; 481-2665,


Literary Arts Festival - Performance poetry, literary burlesque, author events and children's activities, Friday-Sunday, Telluride;

Lit Fest - Celebration of the literary arts. June 1-15, Race Street, Denver;

Community Open Mic - 5 p.m. June 2. Locations:

Youth Slam and Open Mic - 2 p.m. June 9. Locations:

Poetry Slam - 7:15 p.m. June 13. Locations:

Pikes Peak District Library & Bear Creek Nature Center Story-Time-Birds - 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 15, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, free. Reservations: 520-6387.

Moonlight Storytelling Hike - 7:30-8 p.m. June 29, Fox Run Regional Park, 2110 Stella Dr, $4. Reservations: 520-6387.

Converge Lecture Series - With Junot Diaz, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5, The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., $35. Registration:

Converge Lecture Series - With Edwidge Danticat, 6-9 p.m. Nov. 4. The Pinery at the Hill, 775 W. Bijou St., $35. Registration:


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, 14 and older, to serve as tutors. Training is provided; 471-8672,,


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


Pikes Peak Library District - All branches closed May 28.

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