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! Jamey Trotter writes about the quirk in the twerk, the jive in the hive, the beat in the meat. Past storylines include: Bill Cosby being queefed out of a vagina like a genie, a surfer watching his testicle unravel in the public restroom, a group of mass shooters killing each other before they commit the shooting (revisionist-history-fantasy indeed), etcetera. Trotter also introduced us to the flash play, inspired by #metoo before #metoo existed. He’s been dark for years tho. Come watch his return to the written word because, likely, it’ll be a goddamn disaster, and we all love those, right? At least they have beer at this place.
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:
All shows begin at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver.
*Annette will be performing from D-Bag: The Musical and stories themed around music in some way are welcomed!
Host Leah Rogin-Roper! Leah Rogin-Roper’s essay, “Honk if You Love Real Snow,” was featured in Mountain Gazette’s Best of the West, along with western literary icons like Charles Bowden. Her flash fiction has been performed by Stories on Stage and The Buntport Theater Group. Fiction and nonfiction pieces have been recently published in The Denver Post, Serenity Magazine, Cliterature, and Deep South Review. She is currently cheating on flash fiction to focus on her fourth novel. Please keep her infidelity a secret.
Featuring Annette Schiebout! Annette Schiebout is a consultant, freelance writer and project manager who has worked in secondary and higher ed classrooms teaching writing for over 15 years. She is the founder and CEO of Bella Luna Studios at the Wolf House – an artist residency and performance venue. She has participated in literary and musical performances throughout the Twin Cities and Los Angeles, including TIC, Saint Paul Almanac, Poetry Circus – LA, Cracked Walnut, My Ocean, iNMigration, Goth Mom, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and Lock and Dames. Annette is the recipient of the Loft Literary Center Creative Non-Fiction Mentor Program 2014-15, and an Intermedia Arts SASE Mentee.
She has received residencies at Sirenland, Mont Blanc, and Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She is published in rps, Honeypot Literati, F’Jords Review, Ó Bhéal and others. Her poetry film A Short History of My Addictions won Audience Choice Award at the Co-Kisser Poetry and Film Festival. Annette received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Hamline University. She calls Minneapolis, MN home.
All shows start at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, Denver, 2199 California Street.
Host Claire Ibarra! Claire Ibarra received her MFA in creative writing from Florida International University. Most recently, her poetry and fiction have appeared in Origins, Eleven Eleven, The Tishman Review, Flash Frontier, and Boston Accent Lit. Claire’s poetry chapbook is Vortex of Our Affections (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She lives and teaches in Denver, Colorado.
Featuring Brian Dickson! Brian Dickson was born in the land of Pancho’s and Chico’s Tacos where it took years to shed the nickname Flaco until he discovered smothered burritos and shifted from crispy tacos, and tortilla hamburgers. He is in constant search of smothered burritos with better chile than the Christmas mix in New Mexico.
Featuring Trent Hudley! Trent Hudley is the author of the book One of These Days, a collection of short stories. He teaches in the Creative Writing M.A. Program at Regis University; he also teaches at Metropolitan State University, and the Community College of Denver. He earned his B.A. from Metropolitan State University and his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso. He was raised in Denver, Colorado and before he entered the world of academia he held a multitude of positions including working in the Denver Post Sports Room, janitor, kitchen manager, painter, cashier and a multitude of other similar jobs. He still lives in Denver in the company of his friends, family.
Featuring musical guests Tribesmen!
*Can’t last a whole month without Fbomb? Come see the Fbomb contingent of Nancy Stohlman, Carol Covington, Matt Clifford, Brian Dickson and Trent Hudley at the 30th Annual Podeo (Poetry Rodea) on April 14th! Details TBA