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like a dog book launch at east window (boulder, colorado)
like a dog book launch at east window (boulder, colorado)

Fri, May 17



like a dog book launch at east window (boulder, colorado)

Time & Location

May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Boulder, 4550 Broadway Suite C-3B2, Boulder, CO 80304, USA

About the event

celebrate lauren samblanet's first book, like a dog, at this launch at east window in boulder, colorado! lauren will be reading alongside some of her beloved friends who are also incredible writers. thre reading starts at 7pm. click here for more information about like a dog or get a copy of the book here.

accessibility information: masks are required (and will be provided for folks who forget theirs). east window is a wheelchair accessible space with no stairs (ground floor) and a wheelchair accessible bathroom.  this event is free and does not require registration.

like a dog contains sexually explicit language and explorations of trauma and ptsd.


Ashley Howell Bunn (she/they) completed her MFA in poetry through Regis University and holds a MA in Literature from Northwestern University. She is an experienced yoga guide trained in many different styles. Her poetry has been published in a variety of online and print publications, and their first chapbook, in coming light, was published in 2022 by Middle Creek Publishing. She is a founding member of The Tejon Collective, an inclusive creative space. They offer somatic writing workshops through their personal business, Howell and Heal, and work as an adjunct instructor of English at Community College of Denver. She lives in South Denver with her child and partner.

Hillary Leftwich (she/her) is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock and Aura, a memoir. She owns Alchemy Author Services and Writing Workshop and teaches writing at several universities and colleges along with Lighthouse Writers, a local nonprofit for adults and youth. She focuses her writing on class struggle, single motherhood, trauma, mental illness, the supernatural, ritual, and the impact of neurological disease. On the outskirts of the writing world, she is also a professional Tarot and Bones reader and teaches Tarot and Tarot writing workshops focusing on strengthening divination abilities and writing.

Violet Mitchell is a poet and artist residing in Colorado. They earned an MFA in Poetry from the Mile-High MFA Program at Regis University. Violet teaches workshops with the Tejon Collective and has had their paintings featured in art galleries and their painting called ‘Earth-like’ was selected as the book cover for Issue 2 of Inverted Syntax literary journal. Their poems have been published with Heavy Feather Review, Word for Word, South Broadway Ghost Society, along with several other journals. They received the Robert A. O'Sullivan, S.J. Memorial Award for Excellence in Writing in 2019. They are currently working on a poetry manuscript about parallel universes intersecting with grief, entitled ‘Dear Universe, Everything In Me You Eat,” in addition to a graphic novel exploring gender dysphoria, euphoria, and the power of queerness. This graphic novel project will be accompanied by a custom made tarot deck based on characters and events in the story.

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