Host Hillary Leftwich! Hillary Leftwich grew up in Colorado Springs where Focus on the Family reigns supreme and Ted Haggard is currently hiding in his closet. Still. She survived Christian school where brainwashed fanatical classmates failed to save her soul and forced her to play Satan in the school play. Her English teacher accused her of practicing witchcraft (true) and playing Dungeons and Dragons during lunch when really all she was doing was listening to The Melvins and writing strange stories that made her classmates feel “weird.” She later won the Colorado Young Writers Award and felt vindicated. She is co-host for At the Inkwell Denver and recently graduated with her MFA from Regis University. Her first book is forthcoming from Civil Coping Mechanisms (CCM) in 2019.
Featuring Erika T. Wurth! Erika T. Wurth’s publications include a novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. Her novel You Who Enter Here is forthcoming from SUNY. A writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Boulevard, Drunken Boat, The Writer’s Chronicle, Waxwing and The Kenyon Review. She is represented by Peter Steinberg. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.
Featuring Jay Halsey! Jay Halsey’s poems and photos have been published online and in print. He has held three featured art openings along the Front Range and his performances include reading for Don’t Yell at Me, At the Inkwell Denver, Punketry, and The Wilder Variety Hour. His photography has been used as covers for three poetry collections and featured in fundraising campaigns for the Rocky Mountain Land Library in Fairplay, Colorado. At 19 years old he flipped his junker Camaro into a crowded gas station after crossing into oncoming traffic, climbed out unscathed, then went home and climbed into bed. Since then he’s worked as a champion for those worse off than he, explored and recorded desolate places absent of people, and written of times bad and good and everything in between.
April 17: Host Claire Ibarra!
Host Leah Rogin-Roper!
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.
June 19: Host Nick Morris!
July 17: Host Roseanna Frechette!
*Aug 14: Host David Atkinson and featuring Lee Ann Roripaugh! *note this Fbomb is on the second Tuesday and not the third Tuesday of the month
Sept 18: Host Ahja Fox!
Oct 16: Host Kona Morris!
Nov 20: TBA
Jan 2019: Host Karl Fisher!
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Front Range Community College English Department
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