March 21: Host Nick Morris and featuring SETH!

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

March 21:

Nick MHost Nicholas B. Morris! Nick Morris has been many things: a grocery bagger, a knife salesman, an oil company stooge, and even one of those annoying people who asks if you have a minute for the environment. (The environment people never paid him, by the way.) Now he spends a lot of time talking about Batman and rock music under the auspices of higher education. When he can, he writes stories, and reads them every month at the F-Bomb Reading Series. If you look at just the right time, you can probably catch him singing along to the radio in his car.

Final promo pictures 002-1Featuring SETH! Writer, performance poet, musician and actor SETH is a veteran of Denver’s performance art scene. SETH was a driving force behind Open Rangers (1989-2000), a dynamic, multi-dimensional network of poets, musicians, actors and dancers. Open Rangers won several Best of Westwords for their pioneering efforts intermingling spoken word with other performance arts.. In 1993, SETH joined Jafrika, a critically-acclaimed performance art trio melding “provocative music, exquisite dance and poignant poetry.” The Rocky Mountain News listed Jafrika as among Denver’s finest cultural offerings. Currently, SETH hosts the weekly Jam before the Slam with the musical ensemble, Art Compost & the Word Mechanics, Sunday nights at the Mercury Café. A published short story writer, SETH recently completed his first novel, now in the hands of a literary agent. His poetry collection, A Black Odyssey is a diverse, vibrant, poetic memoir modeled on Homer’s ancient epic. For spare change, SETH teaches children to write and adults to perform. He can be visited at His stated ambition in life is to earn enough money from his art to afford a last name.

Feb 21: Host Marcus If and featuring Rachel Ann Harding and Cooper Braun of Stories With Spirit!

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

Feb 21:

marcusHost Marcus If! Marcus If is the Headmaster and Guerrilla Ontologist for the Beyond Academia Free Skool. A veteran performance poet, Marcus has been reading along the Front Range for 28 years at open mics and featured events. He has hosted the Speakeasy reading series at the No Name Bar on the Hill, serves as editor at Boarhog Press, founded the Love Shovel Poetry Troupe, been the elected President of the Nederland Area Historical Society & Mining Museum, trained as a NEHA Certified Radiation engineer, was captured as a felonious POW in the Reagan-era Drug War, and currently reigns as Zen Tyrant of the meritocracy of Love Shovel Ranch in Nederland. Chapbooks include Contraband, Square Feet, The Comic Book Plague (w/ Rob Geisen), and Tail Spin: A Garter of Sonnets. End of the 20th Century Man (Collected Works 1989-2009) remains unpublished. An Obvious Ruse, a pioneering exploration of Projective Sonnets, will be soon forthcoming.

rachelFeaturing Rachel Ann Harding of Stories With Spirit! Traditional Storyteller and Musician, Rachel Ann Harding is passionate about telling the most beautiful folk, myth, and traditional tales. She has been a featured teller for the local Truth Be Told and a panelist for Intergenerational Storytelling at the National Storytelling Network Conference in 2015. Rachel Ann weaves story and song together to create unique and entertaining storytelling events, keynotes and workshops that display the relevance of storytelling in our lives. She believes that fairytales are for all ages and mesmerizes audiences with old tales woven into new.
She is based in Boulder, CO and is so willing to travel.


Featuring Cooper Braun of Stories With Spirit! Cooper Braun was raised by granola eating coyotes in Boulder Colorado and grew up without a television. Lacking the traditional American form of child pacification, he found a love for storytelling from records and cassette tapes. Drawn to performance and theater from a young age, Cooper started as an actor (what do you do with a BA in Theater?) and has been working as a professional theater technician the last ten years. In a whirlwind return to the world of live storytelling, three years ago, he now co-hosts the Boulder Story Circle and performs regularly with Rachel Ann Harding as Stories with Spirit. He is a mammal.

Jan 17, 2017: Host Nancy Stohlman and featuring Monique Antonette Lewis plus book swap!

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


Welcome to Fantasy Island Fbomb, where all your fantasies for 2017 can come true!
Featuring the amazingly talented Monique Antonette Lewis, founder of At The Inkwell.

Book swap/ open mic sign up begin at 7, reading begins at 7:30.
Open mic slots are first come and 4 mins or less.
Hosted by Nancy Stohlman, Mr Roarke, and Tattoo~

AND BOOK SWAP! Bring a book, take a book!

Join Facebook Event here

nancy-headshotHost 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

moniqueFeaturing Monique Antonette Lewis! Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of At The Inkwell, a New York City-based organization that supports published authors through book reviews, author interviews and readings. The reading series is hosted across Denver, New York, Richmond, San Francisco, Seattle and London.She is also an annual reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Monique has more than a decade of journalism experience and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University. Monique lives in Denver.


Nov 15: Host Kona Morris and featuring Jack C. Buck and Levi Andrew Noe!

All shows begin at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver.

konaDalekHost Kona Morris! Kona Morris received her moral guidance from Kermit the Frog. She is originally from the foggy redwood hub of Humboldt County, California, though she has since lived everywhere from Boston to a remote village in northern Alaska. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, a slew of publications, and she currently teaches editing and letter regurgitation to college students in Denver.  For more appallingly un-updated information, check out her website:

1-1Featuring Jack C. Buck! Jack C. Buck lives in Denver, Colorado, where he is a public school teacher. His debut book, Deer Michigan, a collection of 60 flash fiction stories is to be published fall of 2016 by Truth Serum Press. You can reach him on Twitter @Jack_C_Buck

leviFeaturing Levi Andrew Noe! Levi Andrew Noe was born and raised in Denver, CO. He is a writer, wanderer, yogi, entrepreneur, and amateur oneironaut. His flash fiction collection Rain Checkwas published in August 2016 from Truth Serum Press. His works are in Connotation Press, Boston Literary Magazine, LitroNY, and Eunoia Review, among many others. Levi is the editor in chief and founder of the podcast Rocky Mountain Revival Audio Art Journal.

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


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 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, 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.
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 and Atlas Obscura. He is an avid fan of both Shakespeare and fart jokes. His website is




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.