All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver.
Host Roseanna Frechette is a longtime member of Denver’s thriving creative arts community. Former publisher of Rosebud Forum magazine, she has great passion for the power of small press and the beauty of spoken word. Her performance poetry has been showcased in a variety of regional venues including Arise Music Festival, Sparrows Poetry Festival, The Festival of Imagination, and Boulder Fringe Festival as well as public television and radio. She is a frequent guest host for Mercury Café’s Jam Before the Slam and a respected participant in the open mic scenes of Denver and Boulder. Interpretive dancer and yogi as well as storyteller and poet, Roseanna’s integrative style reflects both a respectful love of nature and a bohemian appreciation for urban culture. Her performances and presentations are vibrant and dynamic, as she allows her voice to be heard through story, song, and poems ever changing.
Featuring Matt Clifford! Rambler, troubadour, dissident tablet, unsuppressed badass, mugwump agitator, active verbiator, fine print peruser, incontinent spirit, heretical accountant, America addict, knowledge sharer, provider when asked of free literature, radical cowabunga royal ranto this then here Matt Clifford is a middle-aged carpenter teen wife candy poet eating journals off the bathroom floor publishing the result on a gold scroll.
Books: The RantoDance of Anonymous from Necropolis and his Machine (2013), Ballad of Todd Last Year (2016)
Prose: ALOC Media
Music: Black Market Translation
coming soon: MattClifford.org
Sept 1: Fbomb at the 2nd Denver Lit Crawl!
- Tethered by Letters @ Berkeley UnTapped
- Mile-High MFA @ BookBar
- Colorado Humanities @ Mermaid Fine Books
- At The Inkwell @ El Chingon Mexican Bistro
- Lighthouse Writers Workshop @ DeSteeg Brewing
- FBomb @ Westward Gallery: 4400 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212
Host Steven Dunn is the author of the novels Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) and Water & Power (forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky, 2018) He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy, he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. Some of his work can be found in Columbia Journal and Granta Magazine.
Featuring Ahja Fox! Ahja Fox currently resides in Saddle Rock with her husband and her baby cousin whom she considers her own. She recently graduated from Arapahoe Community College with an A.A with Creative Writing Emphasis. When attending ACC, she acted as Writer’s Studio Student Club President for four semesters and also received the 2016 Writer’s Studio Scholarship. Right before graduating, she received her first publication in the Arapahoe Pinnacle and then gained publication right after in the 2017 Progenitor Art & Literary Journal. Now that she is graduated, she is a co-partner/co-host for Art of Storytelling and is working on a collaboration with her artist husband. Ahja’s long-term goals are to publish in various writing sources, finish producing at least one book draft, and to open a dance studio that caters to children and the disabled.
Oct 17: Host Kona Morris and featuring Carol Covington
Nov 21: Host Jonathan Montgomery and feature TBA
Jan: Host Sally Reno and featuring Jonathan Cardew!
PAST FEATURED READERS:
Cooper Braun and Rachel Ann Harding
Monique Antonette Lewis
Jack C. Buck
Levi Andrew Noe
David S. Atkinson
Girls Just Want to Have Us
Freddy Owens and Roseanna Frechette
Get in the Car, Helen
The Boulder Fiction Team with Hannah Blank