June 11: ‘Colorado Matters at the Tattered’ Focuses On Late Colorado Author Kent Haruf

Image: Kent Haruf and book

Join “Colorado Matters” at the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue on June 11 at 7 p.m. for a discussion of the late Colorado author Kent Haruf and his final book, “Our Souls at Night,” which he finished days before he passed away in November, 2014.

At this live radio event, the author’s wife, Cathy Haruf, and his editor and friend, Gary Fisketjon, will share thoughts and insights, and actors from the Denver Center Theatre Company will read scenes from his novels. Many of Haruf’s novels were performed as plays, including “Benediction,” which premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Space Theater in February.

A native of Pueblo, Colo., and resident of Salida, Colo., Haruf published six works of fiction—including best-selling, award-winning “Plainsong” in 1999—all of which take place in the fictional eastern Colorado town of Holt, which is based on the real-life town of Yuma, Colo. Haruf joins a list of local authors and those who write about Western issues featured in the “Colorado Matters at the Tattered” series.

Seating for the event is limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you can’t attend, listen for the interview the following week on CPR News.