Oct 18: “Once Bitten at the Fbomb” with Host David Atkinson and featuring Danger Slater, Karl Fischer, and Eirik Gumeny!

All shows start at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver

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From Host David Atkinson:Once Bitten at the Fbomb: It’s been thirty years since Jim Carrey first brought us the magic of vampire T&A 80s comedy (as well as the pull of attractive older women on strapping young men). Well, actually thirty-one now…but last October we celebrated Back to the Future so Jim had to wait a year.

Regardless, it’s time to recognize in true Fbomb fashion. By that we mean everyone should dress in non-vampire costumes and congratulate each other on their vampire costumes, to which the complimented should respond: “I’m not wearing a costume!” Bizarro authors Danger Slater, Eirik Gumeny, and Karl Fischer will be traveling in from Portland, Albuquerque, and Boulder, respectively, to help us commemorate the occasion with the seriousness and decorum it sincerely deserves, and to help us award cool prizes for the three best non-vampire costumes.

Don’t miss it!

Oct  18:

david-s-atkinson-e1460556250238Host David Atkinson! David S. Atkinson! David S. Atkinson is the author of “Not Quite so Stories” (Literary Wanderlust), “The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes” (2015 National Indie Excellence Awards finalist in humor), and “Bones Buried in the Dirt” (2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, First Novel <80K). His writing appears in “Bartleby Snopes,” “Grey Sparrow Journal,” “Atticus Review,” and others. His writing website is http://davidsatkinsonwriting.com/ and he spends his non-literary time working as a patent attorney in Denver.

DangerFeaturing Danger Slater! Danger Slater is the world’s most flammable writer! He writes with a lot of exclamation points! He is your favorite writer! You love him! Danger is the author of Love Me, I Will Rot Without You, Puppet Skin, and more. He is well known throughout the Bizarro Fiction scene and is generally considered a menace by people who frown a lot and have respectable jobs. Check out The Danger Show at http://dangerslater.blogspot.com/, unless you want to admit that the communists in the French government have already gotten to you.

KarlFeaturing Karl Fischer! Karl Fischer is a writer and crazy person living in Colorado with his wife and their two fat dog children. He is the author of Towers (Eraserhead Press) and is part of the New Bizarro Author Series. He likes bad movies, fantastic movies, black coffee, and stories that make him cry.
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Featuring Eirik Gumeny! Eirik Gumeny is the author of the Exponential Apocalypse series.erik His short fiction can be found all over the internet and in various anthologies, and he has contributed to Cracked.com and Atlas Obscura. He is an avid fan of both Shakespeare and fart jokes. His website is egumeny.com.

 

 

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Sept 20: Host Hillary Leftwich and featuring Marty McGovern!

All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver.

HillaryHost Hillary Leftwich! Hillary Leftwich grew up in Colorado Springs where Focus on the Family reigns supreme and Ted Haggard is currently hiding in his closet. Still. She survived Christian school where brainwashed fanatical classmates failed to save her soul and forced her to play Satan in the school play. Her English teacher accused her of practicing witchcraft and playing Dungeons and Dragons during lunch when really all she was doing was listening to The Melvins and writing strange stories that made her classmates feel “weird.” She later won the Colorado Young Writers Award and felt vindicated.

Featuring Marty McGovern! Martin McGovern earned hismartin-mcgovern (1) MA in Philosophy at Stanford University and his PhD from the University of Houston’s Creative Writing Program. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, The Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, The Chicago Review, The Kenyon Review, The Sewanee Review, and elswhere. He co-founded The Urban Theater Company in Houston and was Associate Director of Ad Hoc Theatre and Artistic Director of Tir Na nOg: An Irish Theatre in Denver. His play, “Joseph K,” earned the 2009 Denver Post Ovation Award for Best New Work. Having taught for Regis Univerity’s College for Professional Studies since 2007 and creating its MA in Creative Writing, McGovern is also now co-founder and co-director of that university’s Mile-High Low-Residency MFA program. His most recent book, Bad Fame, was a finalist for the Colorado Book Awards.

Sept 2: Fbomb at the Denver Lit Crawl!

Sept 2: The Denver Lit Crawl!

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Sponsored by At the Inkwell, The Fbomb, Mile High MFA, The Lighthouse Writers, Colorado Humanities, Tethered by Letters and the Bookbar!

Lit Crawl is from 6-9 pm along Tennyson Avenue

Check out whole lineup here:

FBomb will be reading from 8-8:45 p.m.
Local 46
4586 Tennyson Street

Team Fbomb: Nancy Stohlman, Rob Geisen, Steven Dunn, Kona Morris, Nick Morris, Roseanna Frechette, Bryan Jansing and Jonathan Montgomery!

August 16: Host Roseanna Frechette and featuring Cristofer Lix!

All shows begin at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe

2199 California Street, Denver

roseannaHost Roseanna Frechette! Roseanna Frechette is a longtime member of Denver’s thriving creative arts community. Former publisher of Rosebud Forum magazine, she has great passion for the power of small press and the beauty of spoken word. Her performance poetry has been showcased in a variety of regional venues including Arise Music Festival, Sparrows Poetry Festival, The Festival of Imagination, and Boulder Fringe Festival as well as public television and radio. She is a frequent guest host for Mercury Café’s Jam Before the Slam and a respected participant in the open mic scenes of Denver and Boulder. Interpretive dancer and yogi as well as storyteller and poet, Roseanna’s integrative style reflects both a respectful love of nature and a bohemian appreciation for urban culture. Her performances and presentations are vibrant and dynamic, as she allows her voice to be heard through story, song, and poems ever changing.

CristoferLix.fbomb.bioshot (1)Featuring Cristofer Lix! Cristofer Lix is a Performance Artist, musician, spoken word and poet performer, actor and  director . He has been living with AIDS for 25 years, and much of his work deals with this tumultuous modern day plague, as well as its effects culturally and personally. Cristofer has been in many productions (including plays, musicals, and original performance works)  in the Denver area , and other cities over the course of his 30 plus year career as an artist. He also works in the mediums of collage//sculpture, and installation art. To honor the quarter century mark of his life’s journey with HIV, Cristofer is presently writing, and , later this year, will be premiering his second solo autobiographical show about his unique life’s story.  The first performance piece about his life, “Concave Pregnancy,” enjoyed several runs in Denver and other cities. After a prolonged absence, Cristofer is thrilled to be back at work in the thriving Denver performance scene.

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July 19: 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Festival with Host Nancy Stohlman and featuring Chris Bowen, April Bradley, David Atkinson and Mathias Svalina!

All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver.

FESTIVAL THEME: ELVIS LUAU!

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Come one, come all!

1940s nancyHost Nancy Stohlman! Nancy Stohlman’s books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera,  Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and four anthologies including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, the impetus behind FlashNano, and her work was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. Find out more about her at www.nancystohlman.com

Chris BFeaturing Chris Bowen! Christopher Bowen is the author of We Were Giants (Sunnyoutside Press, 2013) and the forthcoming When I Return To You, I Will Be Unfed. He lives and works as a chef in Cleveland and blogs from Burning River.

DavidFeaturing David S. Atkinson! David S. Atkinson is the author of “Not Quite so Stories” (Literary Wanderlust), “The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes” (2015 National Indie Excellence Awards finalist in humor), and “Bones Buried in the Dirt” (2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist, First Novel <80K). His writing appears in “Bartleby Snopes,” “Grey Sparrow Journal,” “Atticus Review,” and others. His writing website is http://davidsatkinsonwriting.com/ and he spends his non-literary time working as a patent attorney in Denver.

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 Featuring April Bradley! April Bradley is from Goodlettsville, Tennessee and lives with her family on the Conneticut shoreline near New Haven. Her work has appeared in Boston Literary, Flash Fiction Chronicles, Flash Fronteir, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Magazine, Narratively, Pure Slush, Southern Women’s Review, and Thrice Fiction, among others. She has a MA in Ethics from Yale University and studied Philosophy and Theology as a post-graduate scholar at Cambridge University. Her fiction recently has been nominated for the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology and for the Pushcart Prize. She is the Associate Editor for Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine and Press.

mathias svalina author photo w dogsFeaturing Mathias Svalina! Mathias Svalina is the author of five books of poetry, including Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center) & Wastoid (Big Lucks Books). He most recent book is The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. He is an editor for the poetry press Octopus Books & lives in Denver, where he teaches writing & runs a Dream Delivery Service.

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June 21: Host Brian Dickson and featuring Hillary Leftwich!

All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver.

June 21:

brianHost Brian Dickson! Brian was born in the land of Pancho’s and Chico’s Tacos.  Fed a steady diet of Kraft cheese and “Where’s the beef?” ads he grew skinny.  So skinny, in fact, the wind blew him off the porch during home room in seventh grade when he went to shut the door.  It took years to shed the nickname Flaco until he discovered burritos–no more light shells.  He is in constant search of smothered burritos with better chile than Christmas in New Mexico.  Finally, he has grown strong in the burrito era.

HillaryFeaturing Hillary Leftwich! Hillary Leftwich grew up in Colorado Springs where Focus on the Family reigns supreme and Ted Haggard is currently hiding in his closet. Still. She survived Christian school where brainwashed fanatical classmates failed to save her soul and forced her to play Satan in the school play. Her English teacher accused her of practicing witchcraft and playing Dungeons and Dragons during lunch when really all she was doing was listening to The Melvins and writing strange stories that made her classmates feel “weird.” She later won the Colorado Young Writers Award and felt vindicated.

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