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Upcoming literary events at the Boulder Bookstore

Laura Pritchett will read from and sign her latest novel, STARS GO BLUE.
Laura Pritchett will read from and sign her latest novel, STARS GO BLUE.
Counterpoint LLC, Laura Pritchett

Clear your calendars! There'll be one exciting event after another at The Boulder Bookstore right up through the weekend. Keep reading for more details...

(All events take place at the store, 1107 Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder. And don't forget to check out the full calendar of events, current through July 2, so you can plan ahead.)

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Laura Pritchett -- Stars Go Blue
Wednesday, July 4, 7:30 p.m.

A prolific author of novels, short stories and essays, as well as being the editor of three anthologies, Laura Pritchett is also a teacher and writing coach living in Colorado. She is a faculty member of Denver's Lighthouse Writers. Tonight she'll be reading from and signing her new novel, Stars Go Blue.

Stars Go Blue is a triumphant novel of the American family, buffered by the workings of a ranch and the music offered by the landscape and animal life upon it. With an unflinching look into the world of Alzheimer's, both from the point of view of the afflicted and the caregiver, the novel offers a story of remarkable bravery and enduring devotion, proving that the end of life does not mean the end of love.

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Barb Schmidt -- The Practice
Thursday, June 5, 7:30 p.m.

Barb Schmidt has spent nearly ten years giving workshops and seminars on how to train one's mind toward achieving peaceful living. She is the founder of Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Life. Tomorrow she will be reading from, signing, and sharing insights from her new book. The Practice, in which she presents everything she's learned and practiced in over three decades on her spiritual path.

The Practice is a toolkit to guide people who are looking for confidence, less stress, and deeper meaning along life's path. These tools are a compilation of the great Truths taught by teachers throughout the centuries.

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An Elephant & Piggie Storytime
Saturday, June 7, 11:00 a.m.

This free storytime event features the 21st of Mo Willems's Elephant & Piggie Adventures: My New Friend is So Fun! Elephant and Piggie will themselves be on hand to delight children of all ages.

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In My New Friend Is So Fun!, Piggie has found a new friend! But is Gerald ready to share?

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Will Write for Food: A Five-Course Workshop with John Lehndorff
Saturday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $35

John Lehndorff represents the intersection of Colorado, food, and writing. He hosts Radio Nibbles on KGNU, blogs about Colorado cooking, and is promoting the 2014 Colorado Pie Trail Calendar. In this not-to-be-missed class, he'll share the secrets of delicious foodie writing.

Whether you are a writer who wants to focus on food or a foodie craving the tools to describe the cuisine you adore, this workshop will help you develop your food “voice” and get it heard. As a working freelance food journalist, John offers an insider’s view of the changing food media landscape and the opportunities that the new digital world offers.

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An Afternoon with Local Authors
Sunday, June8, 2:00 p.m.

Four Colorado authors come together to read from their works and host a bookish discussion. This free event is an excellent opportunity to meet...