<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Books]]> <![CDATA[read]]> Eleven-time national sportswriter of the year, Rick Reilly will be reading from and signing his new book Tiger, Meet My Sister... And Other Things I Probably Shouldn’t Have Said, a collection of the best of his columns while working with ESPN for the last five years as a front page columnist.]]> <![CDATA[‘Because I like them’]]> In grade school letters at the top of a piece of printer paper, 6-year-old Ronan carefully spells out the words “Boys” and “Girls.” Using the couch’s ottoman as his desk, he kneels on the floor near his mother, Eileen Kiernan-Johnson, who discusses her self-published children’s book in their Boulder home.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of April 10,2014]]> Rocky Mountain Land Series with Michael SanClements — Plastic Purge..]]> <![CDATA[This is your brain on the Internet]]> Ever get the feeling you just can’t concentrate like you used to? Feel like your brain is stuck on overload and you can’t put together a coherent thought?]]> <![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[words]]> As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride —.]]> <![CDATA[The Tea Party does cartoons]]> The tag for Stern%uFFFDs new book is %uFFFDTea Party Edition,%uFFFD which says as much of a mouthful in three terse words as Joe the Plumber%uFFFDs political science treatise above.]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Dec. 26, 2014]]> Innisfree Weekly Open Poetry Reading..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Dec. 11, 2014]]> Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Jan. 15, 2015]]> Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime/Hora de Cuentos BilingŁes..]]> <![CDATA[Natural-born talent? Author sheds new light on nature-nurture debate ]]> To the adults I met as a child, a person's capacity for achievement could be decided at around age 6 or 7 by a simple equation: genes environment, or 'nature nurture.' Given an extra dose of more expansive learning by dynamic teachers, they thought, a 'gifted' child could metaphorically grow from a caterpillar into a butterfly.]]> <![CDATA[The 31-year itch]]> Boulder novelist Robert Dresner is openly self-derisive when he talks about his work. “There’s no way I’m ever having a mastery of the language,” the Boulder novelist says, but adds, “Y’know, I have moments.”]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Jan. 8, 2015]]> Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime/Hora de Cuentos BilingŁes..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Jan. 22, 2015]]> Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime/Hora de Cuentos BilingŁes..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Jan. 1, 2015]]> Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime/Hora de Cuentos BilingŁes..]]> <![CDATA[Words | Week of Dec. 4, 2014]]> Eric Baus, J. Michael Martinez, Andrea Rexilius and Mathias Svalina..]]> <![CDATA[Fifty shades of grey]]> “Someone said once that if you read a mystery book, even if it’s poorly written, you’ll keep reading because you want to find out what happened,” he says. “But for me, I stopped reading those kind of books because I got more interested in narrators, in unreliable, crazy narrators.]]> <![CDATA[A career in keeping you scared of the dark]]> He’s talking about approaching being a writer like carpentry; some stories flow from a place in need of bloodletting, and some simply need to be hammered together. He prides himself on being able to take those assignments and build some furniture.]]> <![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[Write a book]]> November can be dreary. What better time to lock yourself inside to write a novel? This month is National Novel Writing Month, or “NaNoWriMo,” and now that you’ve recovered from Halloween, there’s still time to get on board. NaNoWriMo started in 1999 and dares aspiring writers to complete a draft of a novel, at least 50,000 words, in 30 days.]]>