This month’s FBomb features two powerhouse writers you won’t want to miss! Our March 2021 F-bomb will be hosted by Denver’s own Hillary Leftwich featuring readers Alex DiFrancesco and Té V. Smith. As always, we’ll have 5-minute open mic slots during the event!
To accommodate our features from another time zone, we are holding the F-bomb at a special time this month, 5:00 pm MST, rather than at our normal starting time. As with our other recent readings, this one will take place on Zoom; just follow the link!
Alex DiFrancesco is the author of All City, Psychopomps, and Transmutation. They serve as an assistant editor with Sundress Publications, where they also run the interview column “We Call Upon the Author to Explain.” They ride a pink Vespa all year round, and are the human companion to an adopted Westie named Roxy Music, Dog of Doom.
Té V. Smith is the author of the chapbook PERMISSION TO SPEAK (Spokenvisions 1990) and the full-length collection HERE WE ARE, REFLECTIONS OF A GOD GONE MAD (RHA Publishing 2014). His short fiction appears or is forthcoming in several publications including Tin House, Blavity, Black Girls in Ohm, Antenna, and The Iowa Review. Té was also the 2015 Writer-in-Residence at the Rhode Island Writers Colony and the 2020 Writer-in-Residence for Disney + “Reimagine Tomorrow” and the recipient of the Tunnel Vision 2020 poetry prize for the 2021 Academic Passion Planner. He currently lives and teaches History and Creative Writing in New Orleans.
Hillary Leftwich is a writer, editor, and teacher living in Denver, CO.
She is the founder and owner of ☿ Al·che·my Author Services & Writing Workshop, teaches writing at Lighthouse Writers, and runs At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series where she strives to create a safe space for all voices to be heard. She focuses her writing on class struggle, single motherhood, trauma, mental illness, the supernatural, ritual, and the impact of neurological disease. Most recently, she is the author of Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock (CCM Press/The Accomplices 2019), which is one of The Accomplices Best Sellers, a finalist for Big Other’s Best Fiction Book of 2019, and voted as one of Entropy’s Best Fiction Books of 2019. Hailed as “arguably the best (title) I’ve encountered this year,” and “(Leftwich) combines surreal fiction, sharply-composed poetry, and taut nonfiction into an unpredictable and compelling whole” by Tobias Carroll at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. She lives in Colorado with her partner, her son, and their cat, Larry.