Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., the DENVER BOOK CLUB meets at the Denver Press Club to discuss "Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Death," by Jon Krakaur. The cost is $3 per person.
It tells the true story of a savage 1984 double murder by two Mormon brothers following a "revelation from God." Through prison interviews, historical segments and extensive research into The Church of Latter Day Saints, Krakaur presents a gripping and disturbing account of the cultures and religion that give rise to fundamentalism.
Josephine Jones, director of programs & Center for the Book for Colorado Humanities, moderates the conversations. Info: http://tinyurl.com/n4j5ruu
Friday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. social hour, 7 p.m. dinner/program start. The 19th Annual Denver Press Club HALL OF FAME induction dinner, which will be held upstairs at the club. Tickets cost $65 per person and MANDATORY RESERVATIONS must be made by Monday, Sept. 15 at http://tinyurl.com/mzpp466
The inductees are MARK STUTZ, senior media representative at Xcel Energy and a longtime staunch supporter of the Denver Press Club, including one term as president; VINCENT CARROLL, editorial page editor and columnist for The Denver Post, who also served many years at the Rocky Mountain News; PEGGY LOWE, a veteran of the News, Post, KBCO and the Associated Press who today is a public media journalist in the Midwest; ROBERT THRELKELD, also a veteran of the News and Post who later had a career in public relations; and the late AL NAKKULA, a legendary police reporter at the News, where he worked for 46 years until his death in April 1990. The Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting, which is co-sponsored by the University of Colorado and the Denver Press Club, is named after him.
Our master of ceremonies is club member JIM BROSEMER, who was a television anchor and reporter for most of his career in South Florida before retiring and moving to Denver a few years ago. He now teaches at the University of Denver and Metropolitan State University of Denver.
The menu: chicken cordon bleu with alfredo sauce, mixed vegetables, roasted potatoes, salad and cheesecake.
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presents "Five Years Later: The Denver Newspaper War." More details to come.