Top Ten

Top Ten Literary Events for March

  • See two authors with bloodlust battle at Write Club, a reading competition every first Thursday of the month at Syntax Physic Opera. Writers with opposing viewpoints are assigned a prompt in advance and have 7 minutes to support their ideas with relentless, pummeling prose. 7 p.m., $10, 554 S. Broadway,
  • Through March 17, Buntport Theater presents The Book Handlers, a satire inspired by a Brian O’Nolan short. The book handlers will transform any untouched library into a lived-in study with thumbed-through, marked-up tomes so clients can impress their pretentious friends by looking like the highbrow scholars they’re not. various times, $20, 717 Lipan St.,
  • Denver publisher Punch Drunk Press releases Blake Marcelle’s debut book of poems exploring their relationship with their body as a transgender person. Pick up As For the Body on March 2 at Mutiny Cafe. 7 p.m., free, 2 South Broadway,
  • The Colorado Book Festival will showcase over 100 Colorado authors at the Denver Central Library on March 3. Readers, writers and book lovers attend panels and talk to authors of all genres. 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m., free, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.,
  • Book Bar hosts Unchaste Readers open mic and reading on March 4. The event promotes gender nonconforming, non-binary and women writers sharing their messy, complicated lives and vulnerable sides. Hear readings from Rowena Alegría, Sheryl Luna and J.D. Mason followed by a book signing by Unchaste curator and author of Narrow River, Wide Sky Jenny Forrester. 5:30 p.m., free, 4280 Tennyson St.,
  • Local slam poets have the chance to share their work every Sunday at Mercury Cafe’s Poetry Slam nights. 7:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 2199 California St.,
  • Lighthouse Writers Workshop holds Willfully Submit, an informal session on submitting to literary journals on March 9. Experts discuss how journals work and how writers can get published. Attendees must register in advance. 4:30–6:30 p.m, free, 1515 Race St.,
  • Every second Tuesday of the month at Mutiny Cafe, Punk Drunk Press hosts Punketry! Four featured poets share their work to improvised psych-punk music performed live by Denver band Black Market Translation. This month’s featured poets are Sam Albala, Tara Shea Burke, Hayden Danksy and Curtis Romero. 7 p.m., $5 suggested donation, 2 S. Broadway.,
  • On March 23, Lighthouse hosts a 90-minute write-a-thon followed by readings by local authors Franchesca Castillo, Diana Nguyen, Kathy Conde, and Lynette Vialet. Attendees must register in advance. 4:30 p.m, free, 1515 Race St.,