August F-Bomb: LIVE ON A SPECIAL NIGHT Saturday Aug 14, hosted by Krystal Summers

For the first time in nearly a year, the F-Bomb will take place in person at The Mercury Cafe! (Located here, for those who haven’t been there before or in a while.) Join us on a special night, Saturday August 14 at 7:30 pm MDT, when Krystal Summers hosts D.L. Cordero and Seth. Plus, 5-minute open mic slots for all others interested in sharing their flash fiction on stage. The theme is Shit Birthdays or Things Not Going to Plan—obviously optional, as always. We hope to see you there!

Please remember that COVID safety protocols are still going strong because of the Delta variant, so please be ready mask up regardless of vaccination status. The only way to fully return to live readings is to stop the spread of infection, so your cooperation is key to maintaining our literary community.


Krystal Summers is a dreamer who lives in Denver, Colorado. She’s half housewife, half substitute mother to other people’s children, and when she isn’t baking bread or cleaning messes, she’s found smothering her dog and husband with love or despairing over the state of things. Starting many stories but finishing few, she can often be found sharing her work at the F-Bomb or Listen to Your Skin reading series.


D.L. Cordero is a published sci-fi/fantasy author, poet, and horror dabbler working out of Denver, CO. They aim to write intriguing stories that center characters from marginalized communities, without making identity the crux of the story. With their poetry, they seek to heal generational wounds and empower readers to reclaim authorship over their own lives. Their work can be found in literary magazines, anthologies and on their website When not storytelling, Cordero can be found wrangling their blind pitbull, obsessing over their ever-expanding garden, and binging old-school anime. Follow them on social media @dlcorderowrites.  

SETH’s absurdist satire The Perfect Stranger was the 2021 Colorado Author League’s Award of Excellence winner in literary fiction. He is author of A Black Odyssey, a poetic memoir using Homer’s epic as a scaffold for his own journey as a Black poet in contemporary America. A published short story writer, actor and musician, for more than 20 years SETH has been hosting the Sunday night Jam before the Slam at the Mercury Café inviting poets from the audience to join his musical-poetic ensemble Art Compost & the Word Mechanics. Learn more at

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