Far from surrendering to the trend of ongoing commercialization of Denver as a metropolis you may have noticed, the three owners of Mutiny Information Cafe at 2 So. Broadway in Denver have redoubled their efforts to provide a slice of creative culture for the Mile Hive City, joining forces with author Zack Kopp to provide one or two monthly author appearances over the course of Summer 2016. Next up in the sequence of authors appearing at that combined bookstore, record store, comics shop, and coffee house on the SE corner of the intersection of Broadway and Ellsworth Streets in the Baker neighborhood is ALEXIS CLEMENTS (author of Last in the Woods) who’ll be there on the afternoon of April 22nd, 2016 at 3 PM – to speak and sign copies of her books, to be followed by a dialogue with interested listeners to her presentation.
Last in the Woods is a psychic and emotional work of art about childhood revisited told in photographs with prose interplay, alternating between the Jekyll and Hyde of word and image, its wooded backdrop alternately both star and villain of its unfoldment. Says Clements, “This work is meant to be seen as a psychodrama where the convergence of memory and reality begin to weave narratives of an unknown inner life.”
As we go to press, Last in the Woods has been accepted and chosen to be seen at the Photo Independent Art Fair April 29-May 1 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA. The owners of Mutiny have assured this reporter that a working projector will be available, from the controls of which Ms. Clements will present blowups of selected images from her work, emphasizing the artisitic distinction of these.
Following Ms. Clements at the same multimedia café, one hour later on the afternoon of the very next day, will be multiply-bestselling local author, HARRY MACLEAN, (author of the true crime classics, In Broad Daylight and Once upon a Time: A True Story of Memory, Murder and the Law, and the recent bestselling thriller, The Joy of Killing), who’ll be making an appearance on the friendly shores of Mutiny Information Café at 4 PM on the afternoon of Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, to speak and sign copies of his books, including a dialogue with interested listeners following his presentation. Making the headlines with literature, especially a work of fiction, is a breathtaking crime against today’s zeitgeist, so rare it’s like breaking the law.
Mr. MacLean has done it several times over the last several years, beginning in the trenches as an investigative reporter, spotlighting incidences of criminal activity unreported on a large scale – including at one point going undercover as a prison guard to experience that reality – most recently with a work of fiction termed “a brilliantly constructed house of mirrors” by Los Angeles Review of Books, and selected as one of the ten best novels of 2015 by The Denver Post.