Here’s the playlist of our September virtual events! You can watch these videos whenever you’d like and it will be just like you were there, at the event live! We had some fabulous events in September, from mysteries and scifi to memoirs and middle grade adventure, so check them out here!
Celesta Rimington and Sarah Allen in Conversation!
Middle grade authors Celesta Rimington and Sarah Allen joined us to talk about the magic of writing books for kids! We celebrated Celesta’s new novel, Tips for Magicians, and talked about the inspiration for it–musical theater, artist villages, and Celesta’s son. We also talked about Sarah’s books, including Breathing Underwater, and the many, many siblings who inspire Sarah’s writing.
Charles Foster and Cal Flyn in Conversation
Charles Foster joined us all the way from Oxford, England to talk about his new book, Being a Human! Cal Flyn (Islands of Abandonment) asked him questions about the long camping trips that were the research for this book, Charles’ interest in the paleolithic era, and why we, as humans, might have been better off if we’d kept the values of the social groups of that era. We also talked about poetry and seeing trees for what they really are, in an absolutely fascinating and philosophical discussion about what makes us people.
Retreat with Brie Doyle
Boulder author Brie Doyle presented about her new self-help book, You Should Leave Now, and the importance of retreating–taking some time for yourself, to focus on yourself, and recenter yourself. We had some technical difficulties, but don’t click away from the video–skip to the 38 minute mark when Brie returns to lead a brief meditation and answer some questions about how to get started taking retreats!
Scott Graham and Margaret Mizushima in Conversation!
Colorado mystery author Scott Graham launched the seventh book in the National Parks Mystery series: Canyonlands Carnage! He chatted with Margaret Mizushima about the way the books inhabit the national parks they are set in, amateur detective characters and why we love them, and the white-water rafting terms that inspired the title of the book. It’s a fun conversation between very good friends that gives us a delightful look into how mystery books unfold.
Book Talk and Q&A with John Paul Brammer
We partnered with the Larimer County branch of the League of Women Voters to stream their book club discussion with author John Paul Brammer! He was interviewed by Jesus Castro of Frueza Latina about ¡Hola Papi!, his book about his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s Heartland. We talked about racism, homophobia, and how JP’s advice column helped him know himself very well.
You can watch any or all of these virtual events by clicking on their titles above, or by going to our Facebook Videos page, where they live along with all of our previous virtual events. You can purchase any of the books through the links in the video descriptions or by clicking on their titles here. And don’t forget to check out our calendar of Upcoming Events for what’s next, live at the Firehouse!
We hope you enjoy these past events and we look forward to seeing you at any or all of the upcoming ones!