Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Cosmic Joke - A Curated Comedy Showcase

Cosmic Joke is a Curated Comedy Showcase featuring Stand-up Comedians from Colorado and Beyond! Join us First Saturdays at 8 PM for laughter & merriment in the Trident Backyard. Check out our unique lineups each month and see Comedy in the way it's meant to be seen - Live! Support these original artists while having a laugh outside in the fragrant night air!

The Trident now serves Beer & Wine in addition to excellent espresso, kombucha & pastries. See you in the Backyard! 🍄

8 PM / $10

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Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Cosmic Joke - A Curated Comedy Show

Cosmic Joke is a Curated Comedy Showcase featuring Stand-up Comedians from Colorado and Beyond! Join us First Saturdays at 8 PM for laughter & merriment in the Trident Backyard. Check out our unique lineups each month and see Comedy in the way it's meant to be seen - Live! Support these original artists while having a laugh outside in the fragrant night air!

The Trident now serves Beer & Wine in addition to excellent espresso, kombucha & pastries. See you in the Backyard! 🍄

8 PM / $10

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Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Reading: Andy Clausen + Pamel Twining

ANDY CLAUSEN has travelled and read his poetry all over North America and the world. (New York, California, Alaska, Texas, Prague, Kathmandu, Amsterdam and elsewhere) He was co-editor of, POEMS FOR THE NATION, with Allen Ginsberg and Eliot Katz (Seven Stories Press). He was an editor at LONG SHOT Magazine. Andy has written about his adventures with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Ray Bremser, Janine Pommy Vega, Peter Orlovsky, and many others of the Beat Generation. He is the author of “40th Century Man” and “Home of the Blues”, among other books of poetry. His latest book, “Beat: The Latter Days of the Beat Generation, a First Hand Account” was published by Autonomedia in fall of 2018. He is currently working on a book about his backpacking travels around Asia and Europe.

PAMELA TWINING has traveled the US with her partner, poet Andy Clausen, performing her work in California, Colorado, New York City, Michigan, Wisconsin and places in between. Her work has appeared in Big Scream, Big Hammer, PoetryBay, The Café Review, Napalm Health Spa, and Heyday!, among others. With Andy Clausen, she is co-curator of “The Invisible Empires of Beatitude” page at The Museum of American Poetics (www.poetspath.com). In addition, she is author of three chapbooks, “i have been a river…” “utopians & madmen” and “A Thousand Years of Wanting; the Erotic Poetry of Pamela Twining”. She will have a new book, “Renegade Boots”, out this fall and is working on a prose/poem memoir entitled “Ecstasy Pie”.

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Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Spoken Word Poetry Performance + Book Signing with Topaz Hooper

Join us for a special evening of poetic bliss. Topaz Hooper, international poet and spoken word performer from Denver, CO will be performing at Trident Booksellers and Cafe on August 19th @ 7:30pm. She will be performing spoken word directly from her newly released poetry book: My Mind's Eye: Poetry and Visual Art on Social Justice, Philosophy and Identity.

The event will include a spoken word poetry reading by Topaz Hooper, book signing, and photograph with the author.

Topaz's performances have been called "fresh and honest" and "sticky and sensual".

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Aug
6
7:30 PM19:30

Adam Gnade + NKP Tour Kickoff

Adam Gnade and Nathaniel Kennon Perkins kick off their 2019 tour at Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Tuesday, Aug 6th at 7:30 PM. Bart Schaneman, Xi Wang, and Noelle Siddal Mrugalla will also be presenting.

Adam Gnade is the author of the indie bestseller The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad. He will be reading from his soon-to-be-released third novel This is the End of Something But It's Not the End of You (Feb 2020) and will have advance copies of the book for sale. His books and connected series of "talking song" audio cassettes, which share characters and continue each other's plotlines, are released by Pioneers Press and Three One G. Recent "talking songs" have featured members of The Locust, Modest Mouse, Gang of Four, Castanets, Head Wound City, and Chad Valley. He lives on a farm in rural Kansas. www.adamgnade.com https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Gnade

Nathaniel Kennon Perkins is the author of the short story collection The Way Cities Feel to Us Now (Maudlin House, 2019), a short novel, Cactus (Trident Press, 2018), and the ongoing literary zine series, Ultimate Gospel. His creative work has appeared in Triquarterly, the Philadelphia Secret Admirer, Timber Journal, and others. He is the recipient of the High Country News’s 2014 Bell Prize. He lives in Boulder, CO, where he works as a bookseller and runs Trident Press. www.nathanielkennonperkins.com

Bart Schaneman lives and writes in Denver, Colorado. He has published numerous stories, essays and poems and is most recently the author of the short novel The Silence is the Noise (Trident Press, 2018).

Xi Wang is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU) and also teaches Climate Change Politics and Policy. Xi is broadly interested in energy transitions to a low-carbon economy, particularly in the electricity sector. She has worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and The Breakthrough Institute. She holds a M.S. in Environmental Studies from CU and a B.A. in English literature from Cornell University.

Noelle Mrugalla is a Boulder-based poet whose work has appeared in RLY SRS Lit, South Broadway Ghost Society, and others.

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Cosmic Joke - A Curated Comedy Show

Cosmic Joke is a Curated Comedy Showcase featuring Stand-up Comedians from Colorado and Beyond! Join us First Saturdays at 8 PM for laughter & merriment in the Trident Backyard. Check out our unique lineups each month and see Comedy in the way it's meant to be seen - Live! Support these original artists while having a laugh outside in the fragrant night air!

The Trident now serves Beer & Wine in addition to excellent espresso, kombucha & pastries. See you in the Backyard! 🍄

8 PM / $10

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Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lucky Me - Music on the back patio

Lucky Me -
In 2009, a group of Boulder's most beloved and veteran musicians, friends and colleagues for more than 40 years, decided to join up and make music together.
Three-time grammy-winning musician/producer TOM WASINGER
Legendary Pearl frontman and singer-songwriter CRAIG SKINNER
and the Immortal rhythm section (of Navarro, Magic Music, & Leftover Salmon fame) ROB GALLOWAY & MICHAEL WOOTEN
With special guest RICHARD HARDY for this performance.

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Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Kirk Margoles: Contemporary Folk Music

Singer songwriter guitarist Kirk Margoles will perform original contemporary folk music on the back patio of the Trident Café in Boulder, Colorado. His inspiring, imaginative, melodic, lyrically poetic and rhythmic songs explore themes of love, self-realization, nature, and the wild spirit within us all. Influenced by folk, jazz, classical and rock, Kirk’s songs take the art of song into dynamic new dimensions.

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Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Reading and Book Talk: Jenny Wortman

Author of This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love. The book contains thirteen stories, full-length and flash, that explore love—sexual, platonic, filial, and beyond—in its gritty and beguiling forms. A small-town teenager pursues an eccentric pinball wizard after her grandfather’s move to her home shakes up her parents’ marriage; a chronic depressive turns to a TV animal psychic in hopes of mending her relationship with her dog-loving dad; a middle-aged recovering alcoholic goes back to college and becomes fixated on his stern professor. Throughout the collection, as characters in various stages of life try to navigate love, they court obsession, madness, and transcendence.

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Cosmic Joke

Cosmic Joke is a Curated Comedy Showcase featuring Stand-up Comedians from Colorado and Beyond! Join us First Saturdays at 8 PM for laughter & merriment in the Trident Backyard. Check out our unique lineups each month and see Comedy in the way it's meant to be seen - Live! Support these original artists while having a laugh outside in the fragrant night air!

The Trident now serves Beer & Wine in addition to excellent espresso, kombucha & pastries. See you in the Backyard! 🍄

8 PM / $10

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Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Stuart Ani: Following the Steps of the Ghost Dance

Follow the steps of the Ghost Dance back to its original sacrament: the sacred mushroom of the Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, Mexico. Then travel to the last uncontacted tribes on Earth in the heart of the Amazon where the ritual is manifesting with Talking Plants like ayahuasca. Your guide, Michael Stuart Ani, has spent the last fifty years following the steps to the dance through these tribes. This event is an invitation to become part of this first ritual of the Americas. A ritual created to save the human niche in the weave of nature through the uses of Talking Plants and the Ghost Dance. Michael will be sharing his songs, stories, and vision for how to create a future for everyone: plants, people, and animals.

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May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Reading/Author Talk: Wayne Omura

Wayne Omura is the author of four works of non-fiction. Join us at Trident Booksellers and Cafe for a reading from and discussion about his newest work, Evolutionary Consciousness: the Dream of Life (Bauu Press, 2018).

Evolutionary Consciousness ventures from the imaginary world of dreams out into the vastness of the cosmos. It shows how one's subjective experience is intricately enmeshed in the way we perceive the world. A new paradigm in science is emerging. This is a participatory universe in which, in some sense, the ideas of the mind mold and create what we take for reality.

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Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Reading/Author Talk: Brian Eyler

Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong River runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Its basin is home to more than 70 million people and has for centuries been one of the world's richest agricultural areas and a biodynamic wonder. Today, however, it is undergoing profound changes. Development policies, led by a rising China in particular, aim to interconnect the region and urbanize the inhabitants. And a series of dams will harness the river's energy, while also stymieing its natural cycles and cutting off food supplies for swathes of the population.

In LAST DAYS OF THE MIGHTY MEKONG, Brian Eyler travels from the river's headwaters in China to it delta in southern Vietnam to explore its modern evolution. Along the way he meets the region's diverse peoples, from villagers to community leaders, politicians to policy makers. Through conversations with them he reveals the urgent struggle to save the Mekong and its unique ecosystem.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brian Eyler is the director of the Stimson Center's Southeast Asia Program in Washington, DC. Previously, he directed study abroad centers in Beijing and Kunming, China for IES Abroad and led numerous study tours throughoutt the Mekong region.

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Philadelphia Secret Admirer Editor Big Shots Talk and Read at Trident

The Philadelphia Secret Admirer, reigning Champion of the Bored and Lonely, will be making a rare appearance at Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Publishers and Designers of the long-running, seminal zine (not to mention Secret Family Publications, a hot new publishing house) will read entertaining stories and essays, talk about process/comix/whatever they want, and answer whatever annoying questions you can think of.

Come if you like zines, wolves, punk, indie comics, DIY publishing, fantastic illustration, short stories, psychedelics, and/or essays.

Don't sleep on this one!

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Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Big Bruiser Dope Boy, ctch bsnss, Nathaniel Kennon Perkins, & G.G. Roland

Big Bruiser Dope Boy is the author of FOGHORN LEGHORN (Clash Books, 2019). Sam Pink says about him, "Say hello to the gay Rodney Dangerfield. Say hello to the Boom Doctor. Say hello to your first real boyfriend. Join me in welcoming this new voice. The Big Bruiser Dope Boy. One of the new wolves. May he forever huff and puff."

Ctch Bsnss is the author of GHOST GFs (Electric Cereal, 2015), ABLE TO/ALWAYS WILL (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016), and QUICK FIX (2fast2house, 2018).

Nathaniel Kennon Perkins is a friendly bookseller and the author of CACTUS (Trident Press, 2018).

G.G. Roland has some poems you can read here: http://magazine.nytyrant.com/three-poems-11/

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

CO Backyard Film Festival

Join us for the first ever CO Backyard Film Festival.

We are happy to announce a new low key film festival for local Colorado filmmakers of all levels, the opportunity to create and share with this community.

We know you like to run long, but our attention spans are short. Short sweet efforts of fun. Then do it again. Like a story slam for films.

Our first showing will be Thursday March 7, 2019 and we are looking for about 10 films, seven minutes or shorter. The event will feature films, interviews with filmmakers, food and fun.
We will be taking submissions through February 28, 2019.

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Feb
26
7:15 PM19:15

Community Story Slam

Alyssa Pinsker (Moth, How I Learned, New York Stories, Story Collider, etc.) hosts a Moth-style story slam featuring graduates of her Boulder Writing Studio Storytelling 101 Class: Lindsey Sexton, Whitney Riker, Debbie Sipowicz Bill Humphrey, and Catherine Wynne and maybe you? Put your name in the hat to be called to tell a 5-7 minute long story. The theme: "All in." Interpret that as you like. For inspiration on how to tell a story on stage see: https://themoth.org/share-your-story/storytelling-tips-tricks FREE and open to the public.
My students stories are amazing: the victims save the savior in the islands of Tuvalu, finding home in a car and Wall Street, the day the earth shattered, learning the true meaning of work-experience and the power of pizza to open your mind. Your story will be amazing too.

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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Tea Tasting: The Villages of Yiwu

Dr. Peter Jones, our fearless general manager and resident tea expert, has collected tea from several villages on the famous Yiwu mountain in Yunnan, and would like to share them. They are all sheng puerh, a type of pressed, aged tea. Even though it's a single mountain in southern China, Yiwu's many villages produce tea very different flavor profiles.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Robert Kloss, Steven Dunn, Hillary Leftwich, J.A. Tyler

Big Deal Reading//KLOSS//DUNN//TYLER//LEFTWICH

HILLARY LEFTWICH lives in Denver with her son in The Murder House, a registered historical landmark turned haunted affordable housing. She is the poetry and the prose editor for Heavy Feather Review and runs/hosts At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series. In her day jobs she has worked as a private investigator, maid, repo agent, and pinup model. Her first book is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms in October. hillaryleftwich.com

STEVEN DUNN is the author of the novels Potted Meant (2016) and water & power (2018), both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. He was born and raised in West Virginia.

ROBERT KLOSS self-published his two most recent books. He is currently writing about murder.

J. A. TYLER is the author of The Zoo, a Going (Dzanc Books, 2015) His fiction has appeared in Diagram, Black Warrior Review, Fairy Tale Review, Fourteen Hills, and New York Tyrant among others. From 2007-2013, he rad Mud Luscious Press. He resides, now, mostly offline.

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Static Parade #2

Static Parade is the reading and performance series from CU Boulder’s Creative Writing MFA Program held at Trident Booksellers and Cafe.

Description from curator/host Leah White:

Were you a willow last night in a dream? You’re about to be, after you experience the firece female power of two wonderful and unique writers, Rachel Cruea and Mackenzie Suess, at Static Parade. They’ll go crazy on you. Heart is everything at this show, literally. I hope you’re up for some fun and some fire, Barracuda.

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Reading: Trident Zine #2

The Trident Zine is a small publication that highlights the art of the weird and wild community that inhabits Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Edited by our very own Rane Miranda, this second issue features work by Taylor Sumner, Benjamin Rietema, Caroline Walton, Sowa Mrugar, Nathaniel Kennon Perkins, Jethro McClellan, and many others.

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Release Party: Trident Press Presents The Silence is the Noise

Trident Press is pleased to announce the release of The Silence is the Noise, a new novel by Bart Schaneman.

Schaneman will be reading from and signing copies of his book on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:00 PM at Trident Booksellers and Cafe (940 Pearl St. Boulder, CO).

Joining him in reading will be Mairead Case (author of See You in the Morning and TENDERNESS) and Court Merrigan (author of Broken Country).

Read an interview with Bart Schaneman about his new book here.

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