<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![CDATA[David Foster Wallace: An American literary great revealed]]> “It sounded like the voice that I thought in,” says David Lipsky about the captivating literary style of novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace. “Which of course is what you’re trying to do as a writer. And he’d done it! It was amazing! I was so thrilled. I faxed it and copied it and forced it on people, the way I’m forcing it on you now. Everyone I know was doing that. You’d go to any party and people were talking about him.”]]> <![CDATA[Crafting the craftsmen ]]> Everyone has a story — an inkling of a narrative that starts from a life experience, or an idea that has rooted in the imagination. The Boulder Writing Studio is the first local organization devoted to teaching the mechanics of storytelling in a community setting. ]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 2, 2015]]> Exposed: Tragedy & Triumph in Mountain Climbing — by Brad and Melissa McQueen..]]> <![CDATA[Ponder]]> An accomplished storyteller and theologian, Stephen Jenkinson comes to Boulder to engage audiences in a conversation about facing our inevitable death.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[A story takes flight]]> Whenever the sisters had a problem, whether it be they were afraid of the dark or something had been broken, their grandmother would try to help solve those problems through Mother Eagle stories. A few of their favorite and most memorable childhood tales from their grandmother have become the basis for their new book.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 16, 2015]]> The Lost World of the Old Ones — David Roberts..]]> <![CDATA[Scream]]> As soon as September hits, the countdown to Halloween commences. The leafs start to change colors, pumpkins appear on front porches and all the creepy crawlies ooze out from the darkness. If you can’t wait for haunted houses and scary movies, check out Nightmares Unhinged.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Sept. 24, 2015]]> Alexandra Kleeman — You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine..]]> <![CDATA[Animal instinct]]> The author, known widely for his autobiographical and sometimes embarrassing accounts of his family life growing up in rural North Carolina and his subsequent years spent trying to make it as.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry]]> <![CDATA[Local writer Ben Corbett discusses Hunter S. Thompson's legacy ]]> It has been more than four years since the literary powder keg known as Hunter S. Thompson exploded off this mortal coil with a defiant shotgun blast. He was a figure of great controversy who served as America’s national conscience during one of the most tumultuous periods in our country’s history, and he left behind an enormous collection of written material that will be studied and debated for generations to come.]]> <![CDATA[A tale of two predators]]> In 1989, a jury found Brent Brents, then 18, guilty of raping two children. He spent the next 15 years in jail, and when he got out in July 2004, he went on a terrifying rampage, raping and assaulting dozens of men, women and children until his capture in February 2005.]]> <![CDATA[Writing the unwritten]]> All of us are haunted — by vestiges of the past, and, as Hannah Nordhaus poignantly observes in American Ghost, by the ghosts of who we thought we were or thought we would become. Her story is a different kind of personal haunting, though, as she writes of the ghost of a great-greatgrandmother said to haunt a Santa Fe hotel.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Oct. 1, 2015]]> Peter Nabokov — The Origin Myth of Acoma Pueblo and How the World Moves..]]> <![CDATA[Think]]> The Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in the world, where every year, hundreds of thousands of people flock to India. But instead of having to fly halfway around the world, luckily, this week, the festival is coming to you. JLF is taking over Boulder for its first North American iteration.]]> <![CDATA[Your neighborhood book club]]> In an effort to slow down the train, Kashkashian has partnered with KGNU News Director Maeve Conran to start the KGNU Radio Book Club. Book lovers, newcomers and everyone in between are welcome to read along and call in. Every month Kashkashian chooses a book, then he and Conran host a radio show along with the author to talk about the book.]]> <![CDATA[New children's book deals with domestic violence]]> In her day job as a detective in the Longmont Police’s domestic violence unit, Sara Pierce became familiar with children’s reactions to seeing one parent hit another. But she and other members of the Longmont Ending Violence Initiative (LEVI) realized that there wasn’t much available in the way of children’s books that deal with domestic violence. So Pierce wrote her own.]]> <![CDATA[The truth about 'On the Road']]> In his latest book, Gerald Nicosia has unlocked the dynamic of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, and not a moment too soon. Nicosia, the author of Memory Babe, the definitive Jack Kerouac book, was an advisor to the On The Road movie due to premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival. On the Road, published in 1957, was, of course, the book that made Kerouac famous. It was inspired by Jack London’s famed book The Road, published in 1907.]]>