Join us for a Literary Salon

July 28th from 5 pm - 7 pm at the Integral Thread Denver Design Center showroom, join author Darla Worden and artist Tyrell Johnson for an evening dedicated to Hemingway

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a gathering of people held by an inspiring host. During the gathering they amuse one another and increase their knowledge through conversation.

Join us for a literary salon on July 28th featuring art, music, literature and libations with hosts Darla Worden and Tyrel Johnson.

Meet Darla Worden

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Photo by Povy Kendal Atchison

Darla Worden is a WiesnerMedia vice president and editor in chief of Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles magazines, founder and director of the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris, as well as the Wyoming Writers Retreat, and a journalist, writing articles about art, architecture, travel and the West.

In addition to COCKEYED HAPPY: Hemingway’s Wyoming Summers with Pauline, she is the author of Road Shoes, a novel, and co-author of The Rusty Parrot Cookbook. A second Hemingway-related book is in the works. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Meet Tyrel Johnson


Photo by Jessica Hart

Artist Tyrel Johnson creates work that tells a story, often times one that resonates with childhood. Tyrel Johnson’s sculptures capture moments frozen in time. A draft horse strains against a burden. A lynx pauses, alert. A woman encounters a whitetail stag. Each piece encapsulates a story, calling the viewer into its world. “My goal,” says Johnson, “is to hit people in a familiar place that’s warm, or that resonates with their childhood.”

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Based on Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, this study for a work in progress is a perfect example of Johnson’s storytelling. “That book really hit me,” says Johnson. “The fisherman didn’t have the ideal tools or circumstances, but he rose to the marlin’s challenge.” | Photo by Jessica Hart

The youngest of 16, Johnson grew up watching his father and siblings sculpt and working on castings at his father’s foundry. His destiny as a maker now plays out in bronze, stone, and wood in his studio in Billings, Montana.

Event Details

July 28th from 5 pm – 7 pm, free entry.

5 – 5:30 | Mingling, music and custom cocktails with Ernest Hemingway’s personal recipes
5:30 – 6 | Reading by Darla Worden of her book Cockeyed Happy followed by a book signing
6 – 6:30 | Sculptor Tyrel Johnson presents his “Old Man and the Sea” sculpture
6:30 – 7 | More mingling and mayhem

Integral Thread Showroom
Broadway Marketplace
595 S Broadway Unit 104E
Denver, CO


RSVP by email to Josie Cisernos,