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Friday November 8, 2019

Join us on Friday, November 8th at 7:00 for And the Earth Gives Again: Readings for a Season of Gratitude - an Evening with Kayann Short. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
And the earth gives again: readings for a season of gratitude

As the growing season ends and Thanksgiving approaches, Kayann Short, Ph.D., will reflect on gratitude for food, land, and the relationships they foster between humans and the natural world. Dr. Short is a writer, farmer, teacher, and activist at Stonebridge Farm, the first community-supported farm in Boulder County. Her memoir, A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography (Torrey House Press) was a Nautilus “Better Books for a Better World” winner. Her work has appeared in Midwest Review, Hawk & Handsaw, The Hopper, Pilgrimage, Dash, Genders, Mad River Review, and the anthologies, Dirt: A Love Story and Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Non-Fiction.


Kayann Short, Ph.D., is the author of A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography, a Nautilus Green Living & Sustainability winner. Her work appears in Midwest Review, Hawk & Handsaw, The Hopper, Pilgrimage, Dash, Mad River Review, and the anthologies, Dirt: A Love Story and Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Non-Fiction. She organizes community writing projects and farms, teaches, and writes at Stonebridge Farm on Colorado’s Front Range.

Friday November 15, 2019

Join us on Friday, November 15th at 7:00 for a reading by Niwot historian Anne Dyni, author f Niwot, Colorado: Birth of a Railroad Town and Around Niwot. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.

When the Colorado Central laid down tracks that hauled the freight of settlement along the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Niwot became Boulder County's first railroad town. Historian Anne Quinby Dyni has mined this charming community's heritage for over a decade, fetching forgotten stories for a new generation in her "Yesterday's News" column. Oral histories, diaries and early newspaper accounts of the past century bring to life more than seventy of her favorites--St. Vrain Valley pioneers, 1940s lost wedding traditions, the origin of "Gunbarrel" and many more.


Anne Quinby Dyni wrote her "Yesterday's News" column for the Left Hand Valley Courier for many years. As an oral history volunteer for Boulder, Colorado's Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, she has interviewed more than150 individuals, primarily as research for the four local history books and three videos she has written since moving to Boulder County in 1978. They include: Pioneer Voices of the Boulder Valley: An Oral History; Erie, Colorado: A Coal Town Revisited; Back to the Basics: The Frontier Schools of Boulder County; and DVDs entitled Prospecting the Prairie and Niwot, Colorado: Echoes of a Railroad Town.

Saturday November 16, 2019

Join us on Saturday, November 16th at 7:00 for a reading by B.J. Smith, author of Blood Solutions: A Detective Red Shaw Novel. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
A brutal crime in the Midwestern woods leads to a string of grisly murders that test the sleuthing skills of Detective Edward "Red" Shaw. The first is one of the most gruesome killings Shaw has ever seen. The killer horribly mutilated his victim, carving a crude crossword puzzle grid into his skin along with an ominous, bloody clue. Shaw knows instantly the case will be like nothing he's worked on before. It doesn't help that his longtime, trusted partner is on medical leave with a bum leg, that his ex-wife Sally has finally moved on, and that he arrives at the crime scene with a raging hangover.Known as "Red" to a select few, Shaw does his best to get along with the brash, ambitious prosecutor assigned to the case, and he relies on the counsel and expertise of Dr. Paul "Penny" Penawalt despite the medical examiner's smartass attitude. Manipulating the media and co-opting a conflicted psychologist to get what he needs, Shaw follows a deadly path through the puzzling twists and turns of this "compelling, gut-wrenching thriller" to the ultimate confrontation with a murderous sociopath.


B.J. Smith writes fiction, essays, poetry and technical prose. As a daily newspaper reporter, he covered education, police and courthouse beats. He also worked for a newspaper syndicate, editing nationally published opinion, health and home-repair columns, and proofreading crossword puzzles.

A cyclist, hiker, University of Iowa grad, U.S. Navy veteran, former public relations practitioner and onetime soda jerk, busboy and dishwasher, he publishes a blog, The Smith Compound, at

He and his wife, Susan, live in Longmont, Colorado. They enjoy bicycling and hiking in the mountains.

Friday November 22, 2019

Join us on Friday, November 22nd at 7:00 for a reading and author talk by Margaret Mizushima, author f Tracking Game: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery. The presentation will be followed by an author reception.
An explosion outside a community dance sends Mattie Cobb and Cole Walker reeling into the night, where they discover a burning van and beside it the body of outfitter Nate Fletcher. But the explosion didn’t kill Nate–it was two gunshots to the heart.

The investigation leads them to the home of rancher Doyle Redman, whose daughter is Nate’s widow, and the object of one of their suspect’s affection. But before they can make an arrest, they receive an emergency call from a man who’s been shot in the mountains. Mattie and Robo rush to the scene, only to be confronted by the ominous growl of a wild predator.

As new players emerge on the scene, Mattie begins to understand the true danger that’s enveloping Timber Creek. They journey into the cold, misty mountains to track the animal–but discover something even more deadly in Tracking Game, the fifth installment in Margaret Mizushima’s Timber Creek K-9 mysteries.


Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. Active within the writing community, Margaret serves on the board for the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America and was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. She can be found on Facebook/AuthorMargaretMizushima, on Twitter @margmizu, on Instagram at margmizu, and on her website at

Saturday November 23, 2019

Owl Canyon Press and Inkberry Books are excited to host the book release party for NoLab by Richard Roth us on Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00.
NoLab is a novel with a comic bent; it’s a crime story, a buddy “flick,” an art world commentary, a love story. NoLab might be what happens when Lethal Weapon is crossed with My Dinner with Andre.

Artists Ray Lawson and Victor Florian search for NoLab, a collaborative of artist provocateurs that has gone missing. Their search becomes a romp through the art and ideas of a progressive, conceptually oriented subculture of the art world. They investigate Carter Wilkinson, creator of The Institute (a shadowy, futuristic cultural institution with an unusual collection). Though seemingly inept as detectives, Ray and Victor eventually succeed in finding the members of NoLab. Murder intervenes. Ray, Victor, and NoLab are harassed and threatened by various individuals attempting to dissuade NoLab from implementing its ill-advised plan. From the presumed safety of home, Ray and his newly acquired family watch the gory ramifications of NoLab’s self-destructive act unfold in the media.


Richard Roth is an artist and a writer. His paintings have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. He received an MFA from Tyler School of Art, a BFA from The Cooper Union, and was the recipient of a Visual Artists Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts. He co-edited the book, Beauty is Nowhere: Ethical Issues in Art and Design (Routledge); wrote “The Crit,” a one-act play (The Art Journal); and co-authored Color Basics, and Design Basics 3D (Wadsworth/Cengage). Roth is a Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Emeritus; he chaired the VCU Department of Painting and Printmaking from 1999 - 2008. He also taught at The Ohio State University; the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, U.K.; the University of California, Berkeley; New York University; and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in Brooklyn, he presently lives and works in Southern California. .