Host Jamey Trotter!
Featuring Christopher Merkner! Christopher Merkner is the author of the story collection THE RISE & FALL OF THE SCANDAMERICAN DOMESTIC (Coffee House 2014). His fiction has appeared or will soon be appearing in Best American Mystery Stories, Black Warrior Review, Chicago Tribune: Printer’s Row Journal, Cincinnati Review, CutBank, DIAGRAM, Fairy Tale Review, Gettysburg Review, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, New World Writing, Subtropics, The Collagist, and elsewhere. He will have a story in the PEN/O’Henry Prize Stories 2015 anthology. He currently serves West Chester University in West Chester, PA as Assistant Professor of English and co-director of creative writing, and he is very happily living in Denver, CO with his wife and kids.
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Host 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.
Featuring 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.
Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 pm, The Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver
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 Steven Dunn!
Steven Dunn was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy he attended University of Denver for Creative Writing. He will be reading from his novel âPotted Meat,â which was a finalist for the Subito Press 2014 Prose Contest. His work has been published in print in BELOW Art Magazine and University of Denverâs Foothills Journal, as well as online in Words Paint Pictures. Steven is currently working on novel about someone who is writing an ethnography about the military. So far it is exploring and challenging military meta-narratives, with particular attention to perceptions of heroism, terrorism, and patriotism.
Host Cara Lopez Lee
Cara Lopez Lee is the author of the memoir They Only Eat Their Husbands (Conundrum Press, 2014). Her stories have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Denver Post, Rivet Journal, and Connotation Press. She’s a book editor and writing coach. She teaches for the youth program at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She was a TV journalist, and a writer for HGTV and Food Network. She has traveled throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the U.S. She married her husband at a volcano in Costa Rica. She did not eat him, and he did not throw her in. They live in Denver.
Featuring Alexander Lumans!
Alexander Lumans was the Spring 2014 Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell University. He has been awarded fellowships to the Arctic Circle, MacDowell, Yaddo, VCCA, Blue Mountain Center, ART342, Norton Island, RopeWalk, Sewanee and Bread Loaf. He received the 2013 Gulf Coast Fiction Prize. His fiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from West Branch, TriQuarterly, Story Quarterly, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Cincinnati Review, and The Normal School, among others. He is Co-Editor of the anthology Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days. He graduated from the M.F.A. Fiction Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
January 14, 2015:
From Katharyn: Please mark you calendar & join me as I host the amazing flash-fiction author Kathy Fish on Jan 14th, for the FBomb Reading Series! I’ll be reading some of Kathy’s stories as well as my own short fiction & open mic slots will be available, so come early to get your slot!
Kathy Fish is the acclaimed author of Together We Can Bury It and Wild Life… here’s what folks are saying about her work: “Kathy Fish’s Together We Can Bury It is a wonder”… “With remarkable precision, Kathy Fish champions the dreamers, believers, and lovers. If you are not one of those, you can trust Kathy Fish to show you the way back to your heart”…”This collection shines with amazing delight.””
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Host Katharyn Grant! Katharyn Grant directed, co-produced, and stars in “The One Who Loves You,” a feature-length film which recently screened at over 13 film festivals in the U.S. and Canada! Her writing has appeared in Fast Forward: Mix Tape, Fast Forward: Volume 2, and Monkey Puzzle Magazine. Her chapbook ,“Interior Life,” features Grant’s own art and poetry; wich the Boston Literary Review called, “an adventure for the eyes and a journey for the spirit.” She received a degree in creative writing and visual art from the University of Denver
Featuring 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/.
December 10: Fox Bomb!
This will be the final Fbomb of 2014 as well as the release of Nancy’s new collection of flash fiction, The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories!
Featuring Nancy Stohlman! Nancy’s books include The Monster Opera (2013), Searching for Suzi: a flash novel (2009), Live From Palestine (2003), and three anthologies of flash fiction including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (2010). By night she is the lead singer of the lounge metal band Kinky Mink.
With host Rob Geisen Aka Get in the Car, Helen!
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Featuring Jonathan Montgomery! Releasing his new book Pizzas and Mermaid!
With Host Kona Morris! Kona Morris is the upcoming featured writer for Grant Faulkner’s 100
Word Story literary journal. She is the co-founder of Fast Forward
Press and Godless Comics, and she was a panelist at the 2012 AWP speaking on the necessity of flash fiction in contemporary literature.She has been drowning in the deep end of an enormous bastard of a novel for several years now and has finally realized just how damaging her Naropa education was. She will forever despise the words “modular” and “rhizomatic” when used in the context of creative
writing. She loves to travel and enjoys hot sauce and pickle juice
more than any person should.