June 21: Host Brian Dickson and featuring Hillary Leftwich!

All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver.

June 21:

brianHost Brian Dickson! Brian was born in the land of Pancho’s and Chico’s Tacos.  Fed a steady diet of Kraft cheese and “Where’s the beef?” ads he grew skinny.  So skinny, in fact, the wind blew him off the porch during home room in seventh grade when he went to shut the door.  It took years to shed the nickname Flaco until he discovered burritos–no more light shells.  He is in constant search of smothered burritos with better chile than Christmas in New Mexico.  Finally, he has grown strong in the burrito era.

HillaryFeaturing 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 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.

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May 17: Host Leah Rogin-Roper and featuring Kona Morris!

All shows begin at 7:30 at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver

leahHost 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.

 

konaFeaturing Kona Morris! Kona Morris received her moral guidance from Kermit the Frog. She is originally from the foggy redwood hub of Humboldt County, California, though she has since lived everywhere from Boston to a remote village in northern Alaska. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, a slew of publications, and she currently teaches editing and letter regurgitation to college students in Denver.  For more appallingly un-updated information, check out her website: konamorris.com.

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April 19: Host Steven Dunn and featuring Brian Lupo!

All shows begin at 7:30 pm at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street.

thumb_IMG_0796_-_Version_2Host Steven Dunn! Steven Dunn is the author of Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press). He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from University of Denver. He is also the Reviews and Interviews editor for Horse Less Press.

 

 

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Brian LFeaturing Brian Lupo! Brian Lupo is a writer from Anaheim, Ca. His home is now Denver where he works in sports broadcasting, procedures and customer services, and odd jobs while he is not exploring writing, boxing, or global communities. His work has been featured in Below Magazine, Words Paint Pictures, and Connotations Press. Lupo has also been a featured Reader in the Northern Colorado, Don’t Yell At Me series, and the 2015 National Beat Poetry Festival.

March 15: Host Nicholas B. Morris and featuring Jeff Becker!

It’s the Ides of March!

Nick MHost Nicholas B. Morris! Nick Morris has been many things: a grocery bagger, a knife salesman, an oil company stooge, and even one of those annoying people who asks if you have a minute for the environment. (The environment people never paid him, by the way.) Now he spends a lot of time talking about Batman and rock music under the auspices of higher education. When he can, he writes stories, and reads them every month at the F-Bomb Reading Series. If you look at just the right time, you can probably catch him singing along to the radio in his car.

 

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JeffFeaturing Jeff Becker! Jeff Becker teaches creative writing at the Community College of Denver and considers himself lucky to get to do so.  He is from New Mexico and he writes prose.  He is a founding member of the Visceral Realists writing group.
As you can see from the photo, he wears glasses.  And he doesn’t trim his eyebrows. If you come to this reading you can see what the rest of his face and body look like.

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Feb 16: Host Kona Morris and Featuring Rob Geisen and Girls Just Wanna Have Us!

All shows begin at 7:30 pm at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street.

February 16: 

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konaDalekHost Kona Morris! Kona Morris received her moral guidance from Kermit the Frog. She is originally from the foggy redwood hub of Humboldt County, California, though she has since lived everywhere from Boston to a remote village in northern Alaska. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, a slew of publications, and she currently teaches editing and letter regurgitation to college students in Denver.  For more appallingly un-updated information, check out her website: konamorris.com.

 

 

 

 

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rob 2Featuring Rob Geisen! Rob Geisen is the author of various books (Love Does Stuff, I See You Lewis, The Aftermath, etc) columns (12 Things I Learned While Watching: King Kong) and political brochures (Sarah Palin’s Legacy vs. She’s Probably Just Drunk). He’s also Get in the car, Helen and has a website: getinthecarhelen.com

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January 19: Host Kathy Fish and featuring Sally Reno and Gay Degani!

All shows begin at 7:30 pm at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street.

January 19:

kathyHosted by Kathy Fish! Kathy Fish’s stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Lineup: 25 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press), Slice, Guernica, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the author of three collections of short fiction: A chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Rose Metal Press, 2008), Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011) and Together We Can Bury It (The Lit Pub, 2013). She blogs at http://kathy-fish.com/.

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Featuring Sally Reno! Sally Reno’s fiction has appeared in more than a hundred print and online journals and anthologies, has been among the winners of National Public Radio’s 3-Minute Fiction Contest, the Moon Milk Review Prosetry Contest, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in a fumeous, vaporish, ivy-festered grotto where she serves as Pythoness to Blink Ink Print and Haruspex for Shining Mountains Press.

GayFeaturing Gay Degani! Gay Degani began writing in the fifth grade and placed second in the Atlantic Monthly Writing Contest for High School Students when she was a high school senior. She followed this surprising honor with a twenty-five-year hiatus from her typewriter, turning her attention to college, career, and family. With the help of a computer, she began again in 1999. Her short stories have been published online and in print. Three have been nominated for Pushcart consideration, and others have placed first or been recognized in competitions. Her suspense novel, What Came Before, was published in 2014, preceded an eight-story collection, Pomegranate, in 2010. She is the founder and editor emeritus at Flash Fiction Chronicles, an editor at Smokelong Quarterly, and blogs at Words in Place. 

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Nov 17: Final Fbomb of 2015 with Host Meg Tuite and featured readers Kathy Fish, Leah Rogin-Roper, Len Kuntz and Robert Vaughan!

Tuesday, November 17:

7:30 pm at The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street.

Hosted by Meg Tuite!bio photo w_ tattoo  Meg Tuite is the author of two short story collections, Bound By Blue (2013) Sententia Books and Domestic Apparition (2011) San Francisco Bay Press, three chapbooks and a poetic prose/poetry chap w/ David Tomaloff coming out in 2015. She won the Twin Antlers Collaborative Poetry award from Artistically Declined Press for her poetry collection, Bare Bulbs Swinging (2014) written with Heather Fowler and Michelle Reale. She teaches at the Santa Fe Community College, is fiction editor for Santa Fe Literary Review, a featured column at Connotation Press and a column at JMWW. She lives in Santa Fe with her husband and menagerie of pets. Her blog: http://megtuite.com

kathyFeaturing Kathy Fish! Kathy Fish’s stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Lineup: 25 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press), Slice, Guernica, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the author of three collections of short fiction: A chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Rose Metal Press, 2008), Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011) and Together We Can Bury It (The Lit Pub, 2013). She blogs at http://kathy-fish.com/.

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Featuring 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.

lenFeaturing Len Kuntz! Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State, an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans, and the author of the story collection “The Dark Sunshine.”  His work appears widely in print and online journals.  You can also find him at lenkuntz.blogspot.com

robertWith special guest Robert Vaughan! Robert Vaughan has work published in over 500 online and print magazines.  He’s the author of three collections of poetry: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press, 2012); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps Press, 2013); and Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014). He also edited Flash Fiction Fridays (2011), selected writings from his two year radio show on WUWM. He’s currently senior editor at JMWW and Lost in Thought magazines, and is on the Advisory Board of Literary Orphans. His awards include Micro-Fiction (2012), and Gertrude Stein Awards (2013, 2014). He is an AWP Panelist and teaches workshops in various topics like poetry, hybrid writing, and playwriting. He leads roundtables at Red Oak Writing in Milwaukee, WI