2019 Schedule announced!
January 15: SHARK NIGHT with Host Karl Fisher and feature TBA
February 19: Host Carol Covington!
March 19: Host Leah Rogin-Roper and featuring Barbara Henning!
April 16: Host Kona Morris!
May 21: Host Jay Halsey!
June 18: Host Roseanna Frechette!
July 16: Host David S. Atkinson!
August 13: Host Kathy Fish! *This Fbomb is on the 2nd Tuesday instead of the usual 3rd
Sept 17: Host Shelby Yaffe!
Oct 15: Host Punketry!
Nov 19: Host Nick Morris!
Happy Holidays everyone! See you in 2019!
All Fbomb shows start at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe,
2199 California Street, Denver
November 20: Last Fbomb of 2018!
Host Nancy Stohlman! Nancy Stohlman is the founder and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Series circa 2013 and counting! Her books include Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories, and she teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. www.nancystohlman.com
Featuring Jonathan Montgomery! Jonathan ‘Bluebird’ Montgomery was born in 1980 in Akron, Ohio. He’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. His books include Taxis & Shit, Pizzas and Mermaid, and new novel The Reality Traveler. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Featuring Steven Dunn and his new book Water and Power! Steven Dunn is the author of two novels, Potted Meat and water & power. Some of his work can be found in Granta and Best Small Fictions. He was born and raised in West Virginia.
All shows start at 7:30 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver
Will the REAL Fbomb Host please stand up??
Theme: No One Can Agree on Who Kona Picked to Sub for Her
Hosts Girls Just Wanna Have Us! Girls Just Wanna Have Us is a flash rock band, comprised of Daryl Gent in the Car, Hall-an and John(athan) Oates Montgomery. If flash fiction tells a story in 1000 words or less, they attempt to cover songs from the 1980s in 1000 heartbreaks or less, 3 chords or less, 2 instruments or less, 1 rehearsal or less. When an Fbomb host suddenly has to cancel at the last minute, they are the only ones flexible, courageous, and beloved enough to replace them.
Featuring Nancy Stohlman and her book Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities! Nancy Stohlman is the founder and curator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Series circa 2013 and counting! Tonight she will be releasing her new book, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities! Her other books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. Her work was recently anthologized in the WW Norton anthology New Micro: Very Short Stories, and she teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder. www.nancystohlman.com
This will be the first time the Fbomb has visited a college campus! You will probably want to see what happens…
Weds, September 26
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton, CO 80120
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!
“Come watch Jamey Trotter run from his demons, or maybe he’ll just invite them on the stage for the show. Either way, at least this place has beer.”
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.