All shows start at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver
Theme: No One Can Agree on Who Kona Picked to Sub for Her
Hosts Girls Just Wanna Have Us! Girls Just Wanna Have Us is a flash rock band, comprised of Daryl Gent in the Car, Hall-an and John(athan) Oates Montgomery. If flash fiction tells a story in 1000 words or less, they attempt to cover songs from the 1980s in 1000 heartbreaks or less, 3 chords or less, 2 instruments or less, 1 rehearsal or less. When an Fbomb host suddenly has to cancel at the last minute, they are the only ones flexible, courageous, and beloved enough to replace them.
Featuring Nancy Stohlman and her book Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities! Nancy Stohlman is the founder and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Series circa 2013 and counting! Tonight she will be releasing her new book, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities! Her other books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories, and she teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. www.nancystohlman.com
This will be the first time the Fbomb has visited a college campus! You will probably want to see what happens…
Weds, September 26
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
All shows begin at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver
Sept 18: Fbomb presents Working Girls’ Gossip
with Feature Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Host Ahja Fox
Host Ahja Fox! Ahja Fox is a poet obsessed with bodies/ body parts (specifically the throat). Her tagline is ‘#suicidebywriting’ and her muses are dead things found among the living. She can be found around Denver reading at various events and open mics or co-hosting at Art of Storytelling. Ahja is currently pursuing her BA in English-Literature/Creative Writing at UCD. You can find her work online and in print journals likeFive:2:One, Driftwood Press, Rigorous, Noctua Review, SWWIM , Tuck Magazine, and more. She has also recently been included in the 2018 Punch Drunk Anthology. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter at aefoxx.
Featuring Kali Fajardo-Anstine! Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver, Colorado. Her first book, Sabrina & Corina, will be published by Penguin Random House (One World) in April, 2019. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. Kali has received fellowships from MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Hub City Press. She received her MFA from the University of Wyoming and has lived across the country, from San Diego, California to Key West, Florida.
Saturday, Sept 8: 3rd Annual Denver LitCrawl
Once again we will be closing out the LitCrawl evening. Join us for our 3rd year at a new location!
Fbomb at the Denver Lit Crawl with special guest Punketry!
Host Nancy Stohlman
Matt Clifford AND Black Market Translation
Kenning JP Garcia
David S. Atkinson
Infinite Monkey Theorem
3200 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Check out the entire evening of amazing performances and schedule!
*Aug 14: NOTE this Fbomb is on the second Tuesday and not the third Tuesday of the month
All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver
Host David Atkinson! David S. Atkinson is the author of books such as “Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep” (forthcoming July 1, 2018), “Apocalypse All the Time,” and the Nebraska book award winning “Not Quite so Stories.” He is a Staff Reader for “Digging Through The Fat” and his writing appears in “Spelk,” “Jellyfish Review,” “Thrice Fiction,” “Literary Orphans,” and more. His writing website is http://davidsatkinsonwriting.com/.
Featuring Natanya Ann Pulley! Natanya Ann Pulley is a Diné writer of fiction and non-fiction. She’s published work in numerous journals including The Collagist, The Offing, McSweeney’s, Waxwing, and As/Us. Her essays have been anthologized in #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, Creating a Compass: Essays for New Creative Writing Teachers, Women Write Resistance, and more. A former editor of Quarterly West and South Dakota Review, she is currently the founding editor of the Colorado College literary journal, Hairstreak Butterfly Review. Natanya is an assistant professor of English at Colorado College where she teaches Literature by Native American writers, Fiction Writing, and Experimental Forms in Ethnic Literature. Her short story collection With Teeth will be published Fall 2019 by New Rivers Press as a 2018 winner of the Many Voices Project competition.
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All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver.
Host Roseanna Frechette! Roseanna Frechette is a longtime member of Denver’s thriving bohemian underground. Her dynamic approach to the art of living blends inspiration of primal nature with deep respect for urban culture, including activism to save the character of this town she loves. She founded Denver Artists for Rent Control in 2016 and that same year was named one of Westword’s “100 Colorado Creatives.” Roseanna is in love with words: Written, spoken, published or not… It’s all about words on page and energy on stage. Her fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared on the pages of many a small press publication. Featured in a range of venues including rock shows, public TV, art & poetry festivals, she has great passion for the beauty of spoken word delivered… live.
Featuring Carolyn Reed! Carolyn Reed was a founding member of the Denver Union of Street Poets back in 1980 and at that time helped initiate poetry readings at the Mercury Café. In 1983 she appeared in an award-winning, nationally-aired video, Street Poets by Stone River Productions, and in 1987 she published a book of poems, Maze Bright, by Bread and Butter Press. She has since read and been featured at numerous readings in Denver. Carolyn is the mother of three brilliant adult children and a grandma. She has degrees in English and Journalism.
Featuring Jamey Trotter!
“Come watch Jamey Trotter run from his demons, or maybe he’ll just invite them on the stage for the show. Either way, at least this place has beer.”
All shows start at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, Denver, 2199 California Street.
Host Nick Morris! Nick Morris has been to so many F-bomb readings that he is the Official Unofficial Sound Guy for these events. He infrequently publishes his writing, but some of it has appeared relatively recently on the Prose podcast, and you can buy his first collection of stories Tapeworm directly from him or on Amazon. He is slowly working on a new collection of stories, mostly because he spends so much time talking about Batman under the guise of mythology as a Humanities professor at the Community College of Denver. You can hear him perform his stories every month thbomb.
Featuring Kona Morris! Kona Morris received her moral guidance from Kermit the Frog. She is from the foggy redwood hub of Humboldt County, Northern California, and she has since lived everywhere from Boston to a remote village in northern Alaska. She was co-founder and editor of Fast Forward Press,
as well as the founder and writer of a satirical comic book company
called Godless Comics. She has been featured as a writer and editor at
literary events and conferences across the country, and her stories have appeared in a variety of publications. Kona teaches letter regurgitation to college students in Denver. Websites: