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The first annual Lit Crawl Denver is Friday, September 2! Join more than 30 Denver-area writers for a wild night of literary debauchery during Tennyson Street’s First Fridays Art Walk. The fun continues during the after-party hosted by the 2nd Annual Fu*%ing Fabulous Fiction Fest presented by BookBar, 9-11 p.m., at the Oriental Theater. Entertainment includes High Fiction Band. More Details Soon! 

At each reading Bienvenidos Food Bank will collect non-perishable items. There will also be cash cans; for every $1 donated Bienvenidos is able to provide $9 worth food for a family in need. Bienvenidos has been helping neighbors in need for 40 years!
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Friday, September 2
 

6:00pm

Colorado Humanities
Colorado Humanities inspires the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate our diverse cultural heritage. Passing on the knowledge of the past, the inspiration of the present, and the hope for the future, we envision a Colorado that celebrates its heritage and its diversity; that reads, embraces cultural activities, participates in critical discussions, and listens, teaches, and learns; where communities, families, individuals, and especially our youth, apply the humanities in their everyday lives.  Colorado Humanities strives to bring the humanities to life in Colorado. Learn more at www.coloradohumanities.org.

Moderators
avatar for Josephine Jones

Josephine Jones

Josephine Jones serves the Colorado writing community as Director of Programs and Center for the Book at Colorado Humanities. The Colorado Authors League awarded an “Author Advocate” award jointly to Jones and Colorado Humanities Executive Director Margaret Coval last year, which recognizes those that work behind the scenes with consistent dedication to promote current Colorado authors, future Colorado writers, and... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Lisa Birman

Lisa Birman

Lisa Birman is a novelist and poet. She is the author of the poetry collection For That Return Passage: A Valentine for the United States of America; co-editor of Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action; and editor of Dearest Annie, You Wanted A Report on Berkson’s Class (forthcoming). Birman served as Director of the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of... Read More →
avatar for Edward Hamlin

Edward Hamlin

Edward Hamlin’s work has appeared in numerous literary journals and on stage. He was the winner of the 2013 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. A New York native, Hamlin spent his formative years in Chicago, and now makes his home in Boulder.
avatar for Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz grew up in a Boulder bookstore named The Rue Morgue, one of the first mystery bookstores in the U.S. She holds an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University and lives with her family in an old farmhouse on the outskirts of Boulder. Fig is her first novel.
avatar for Jonathan Waldman

Jonathan Waldman

A former Ted Scripps Fellow in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado, Jonathan Waldman grew up in Washington, DC, studied environmental science and writing at Dartmouth, and earned a master’s degree from Boston University’s Knight Center for science journalism in 2003. He has spent the last decade writing creatively about science, culture and politics for Outside, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, and... Read More →



Friday September 2, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Mermaid Fine Books 4220 Tennyson St, Denver CO

6:00pm

Mile-High MFA
Mile-High MFA is a two-year terminal degree that provides students with one-on-one instruction in fiction, young- adult fiction, creative nonfiction, writing for performance, poetry, or the graphic novel, along with theory and craft lessons, workshops, seminars, and readings by accomplished authors, as well as guidance on the practical and professional aspects of writing. The Mile-High MFA is not for casual writers who see writing as a hobby. It is for writers who are ready to take themselves seriously and fully engage in writing as a vocation.

Moderators
avatar for David Hicks

David Hicks

David Hicks is the author of the novel, White Plains (forthcoming from Conundrum Press) as well as over a dozen short stories in Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, and other fine magazines. He is a professor of English at Regis University, where he is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Mile-High MFA program. He lives in Wheat Ridge with his wife Cynthia.
avatar for Martin McGovern

Martin McGovern

Martin McGovern earned his master's degree in Philosophy at Stanford and his Ph.D. in Creative Writing (Poetry) at The University of Houston. He also spent a year studying in the Denver Center Theatre Company’s Playwrights Unit. Working in poetry and playwriting, Marty taught for the University of Houston Honors College and started the MA Creative Writing for Regis University’s College for Professional Studies in 2008; he co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Rexilius

Andrea Rexilius

Andrea Rexilius is the author of three books of poetry: New Organism: Essais (Letter Machine, 2014), Half of What They Carried Flew Away (Letter Machine, 2012), and To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation (Rescue Press, 2011).

Authors
avatar for J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets for his first book, Heredities. His latest, In the Garden of the Bridehouse, is available from the Universtiy of Arizona Press. He is Poetry Editor of NOEMI Press and his writings are anthologized in Ahsahta Press' The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, Rescue Press' The New Census: 40 American Poets, and Counterpath Press' Angels of the... Read More →
avatar for Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen

Khadijah Queen is the author of four books, most recently Fearful Beloved (2015). In 2015, The Relationship theater company staged her verse play, Non-Sequitur, in NYC as part of the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers, with publication by Litmus Press. Individual poems appear in Brooklyn Magazine, Tin House, Fence, jubilat, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks from Vietnam... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Shank

Jenny Shank

Jenny Shank's novel The Ringer (The Permanent Press, 2011) won the High Plains Book Award in fiction, was a finalist for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association's Reading the West Book Awards, and was a Tattered Cover Book Store Summer Reading selection. Her stories, essays, satire, and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Onion, Poets & Writers Magazine, Bust... Read More →
avatar for Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe

Helen Thorpe is an award-winning journalist who lives in Denver, Colorado. Her magazine work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Texas Monthly, Westword, and 5280. She has also reported radio stories that have aired on This American Life and Soundprint. Her first book, Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, won the Colorado Book Award and was named one of the best books of the... Read More →
avatar for Denise Vega

Denise Vega

Denise Vega is the award-winning author of four books for middle school and young adult readers, including her blog books: Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade) – a Scholastic Book Club/Fair bestselling title and a Colorado Book Award winner – and Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages) as well as Fact of Life #31 (Colorado Book Award winner) and Rock On (Colorado... Read More →



Friday September 2, 2016 6:00pm - 6:45pm
BookBar 4280 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO

7:00pm

At The Inkwell
At The Inkwell supports published authors through book reviews, interviews and readings. Founded in 2013, the series is held in Denver, New York, San Francisco and Seattle. Readings in Denver are held on the first Mondays, 7 p.m. at Syntax Physic Opera, 554 South Broadway. Learn more at www.attheinkwell.com.

Moderators
avatar for Monique Lewis

Monique Lewis

Monique Antonette Lewis is the founder of New York City-based At The Inkwell, which supports published authors through book reviews, interviews and readings. The series is held in Denver, London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Richmond. Monique is an annual reader for the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. A former board member of the New York Writers Workshop, she taught fiction workshops in Manhattan and Brooklyn. She was... Read More →

Authors
avatar for Teow Lim Goh

Teow Lim Goh

Teow Lim Goh is the author of Islanders (Conundrum Press, May 2016), a book of poems on the history of the Angel Island Immigration Station. She also makes letterpress and art editions of poetry and other writings at her imprint Black Orchid Press. She lives in Denver.
avatar for Jovan Mays

Jovan Mays

Jovan Mays is the Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado and a National Poetry Slam Champion. As member of the Denver SlamNUBA national slam poetry team, he has had many highlights including winning two Denver city slam championships and qualifying for three international finals stages. Mays has been published by The Pilgrimage, Button Poetry, and Write About Now. He is the former slam master for the highly decorated poetry... Read More →
avatar for Manuel Ramos

Manuel Ramos

Manuel Ramos is a retired lawyer and the author of eight published novels and one short story collection. For his professional and community service he has received the Colorado Bar Association’s Jacob V. Schaetzel Award, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s Chris Miranda Award, the Spirit of Tlatelolco Award, and others. His fiction has garnered the Colorado Book Award, the Chicano/Latino Literary Award, the Top Hand Award from... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Sharp

Nancy Sharp

Nancy Sharp is a keynote speaker, BOLD Living expert, and the author of Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living, winner of eight literary honors, including the 2015 Colorado Book Award. She holds a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College.



Friday September 2, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Tea for Ewe 4234 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

7:00pm

Tethered by Letters
At Tethered by Letters, we believe in the power of storytelling. This uniquely human ability should be treasured and championed, no matter a person’s background, age, or education. We provide the tools to help writers master this craft, combining our extensive educational resources, lively international community, and in-house publisher. By fostering a love of literature, we strive to discover, nurture, and publish the next generation of great storytellers. Learn more at www.tetheredbyletters.com.

Moderators
avatar for Leah Scott

Leah Scott

Leah Scott is the Education Director for Tethered by Letters and a Senior Editor for F(r)iction, a tri-annual collection of art and literature published by TBL. Her poetry manuscript With Scissors & a Tiny Saw won the University of Denver’s Mary Cass Award in 2015. You can find her in the virtual realm on Instagram (@miss.teamountain) and Twitter (@snoggingleah).

Authors
avatar for Kathy Fish

Kathy Fish

Kathy Fish's stories have been published or are forthcoming in THE LINEUP: 20 PROVOCATIVE WOMEN WRITERS  (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), Guernica, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is the author of four collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, A PECULIAR FEELING OF RESTLESSNESS (Rose Metal Press, 2008), WILD LIFE (Matter Press, 2011), TOGETHER WE CAN BURY IT (The Lit Pub, 2012... Read More →
avatar for Richard Froude

Richard Froude

Richard Froude has written three books: FABRIC (Horse Less 2011), The Passenger (Skylight 2012), and Tarnished Mirrors: Translations of Charles Baudelaire (Muffled Cry 2004). His writing about working with palliative care and hospice patients has been awarded the 2013 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction and a 2015 Stanley Kaplan Essay Prize. Excerpts from this project – "Kingdom of Ends: Notes Toward a Poetics of... Read More →
avatar for Emily Pérez

Emily Pérez

Emily Pérez is the author of the poetry collection House of Sugar, House of Stone (Center for Literary Publishing) and the chapbook Backyard Migration Route (Finishing Line Press). She graduated with honors from Stanford University and earned an MFA at the University of Houston, where she served as a poetry editor for Gulf Coast and taught with Writers in the Schools. A Canto Mundo Fellow, she has received funding and recognition from... Read More →
avatar for Nate Ragolia

Nate Ragolia

Nate Ragolia is the author of There You Feel Free; a novella. He’s also the creator, writer and illustrator of the webcomics, The Illiterate Badger and The Right Corking Adventures of Cecil Larkbunting and Alastair Wakerobin. He writes articles about Denver, and all sorts of other stuff, on Medium. And he is Editor-in-chief of Boned, a blog-zine publishing stories, poems, and essays that feature skeletons. He graduated magna cum... Read More →
avatar for Suzi Q. Smith

Suzi Q. Smith

Poet and author Suzi Q. Smith lives with her brilliant daughter in Denver, Colorado.  In addition to working as a teaching artist in Denver, Suzi Q. performs throughout the United States.  Among the most well-known performing poets in the country, she has shared stages with the late Gil Scott Heron, Nikki Giovanni, Talib Kweli, and many more over the years. Her work has appeared in Union Station Magazine, Suspect Press, Muzzle... Read More →
avatar for Gina Wohlsdorf

Gina Wohlsdorf

Gina Wohlsdorf was born in Bismark, North Dakota, and graduated from Tulane University. In 2013 she earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado. "Security "is her first novel.



Friday September 2, 2016 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Berkeley Untapped 4267 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

8:00pm

F Bomb
The FBOMB (Flash-Bomb) is Denver’s only flash fiction reading series with rotating guest hosts and featured performers, as well as (limited) open mic slots. A beautiful blend of amateur and professional set in the quirky Mercury Cafe. Third Tuesdays, 7:30 pm at 2199 California Street. Visit www.flashbombdenver.wordpress.com for more details.

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Stohlman

Nancy Stohlman

Nancy Stohlman’s books include The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories, The Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, and four anthologies including Fast Forward: The Mix Tape, a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is the creator of the Fbomb Flash Fiction Reading Series and was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize.

Authors
avatar for Steven Dunn

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.
avatar for Roseanna Frechette

Roseanna Frechette

Roseanna Frechette is in love with words. Written. Spoken. Published. Or not. It's all about words on page and energy on stage. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, most recently Blink-Ink out of North Branford, CT, Naropa's “Semicolon” and “Lummox” out of L.A. Featured in a range of venues including rock shows, public radio and TV, as well as art festivals, she has great passion for the... Read More →
avatar for Rob Geisen

Rob Geisen

Rob Geisen writes books. A number of these books have been published. He also writes books under the name Get in the car, Helen. Some of these books have been published too. Once upon a time he ran a weekly open mic in Boulder and was poetry editor for Illiterate Magazine, but he doesn't really do the hosting and editing stuff much anymore.
avatar for Bryan Jansing

Bryan Jansing

Bryan Jansing is an international, award-winning author. Some of his works include, “Like  Clumps of Dried Dirt,” “Bridge Party,” and “A Number on Reality,” in Fast Forward Vol. 3, The Mix Tape (2010), which was the finalist for the Colorado Book Awards. He has also written for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. His book Italy: Beer Country was released in 2014.
avatar for Jonathan Montgomery

Jonathan Montgomery

Jonathan Montgomery was born in 1980 in Akron, Ohio. He’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and Naropa University and the author of The MeToo Poems Volume I & II, and Taxis and Shit: The MeToo Poems Volume III. He lives in Colorado and works as a taxi driver.
avatar for Kona Morris

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... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas B. Morris

Nicholas B. Morris

Nicholas B. 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. 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... Read More →


Friday September 2, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Local 46 4586 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

8:00pm

Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Lighthouse Writers Workshop is the largest nonprofit literary center in Colorado and the Mountain West. Since 1997, we’ve offered high-quality writing instruction in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, and many other genres. Lighthouse members have published books with the likes of Little Brown, Harper Collins, Red Hen Press, and Pegasus Books. Their books have been on the New York Times bestseller list, been made into award-winning movies, been short-listed for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and received several Colorado Book Awards. Our workshops aim to support—and to challenge—writers. At Lighthouse you’ll find a safe, creative learning environment, whether at the introductory, intermediate, advanced, or masters level. Learn more at www.lighthousewriters.org.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Manzanares

Dan Manzanares

As Lighthouse’s creative curator, Dan Manzanares loves collaborating with Denver and Colorado-based individuals and organizations. He’s led writing workshops at the Leon Gallery, Arts Brookfield, American Museum of Western Art, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, History Colorado, and many more. In 2013, Dan received a Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts writers’ residency in Saratoga, WY.

Authors
avatar for Sheree Brown

Sheree Brown

Sheree Lovemestiza Brown is an artist, a writer, a poet and creative. Sheree has been invited to read poetry and speak on panels at numerous universities and has taught and provided workshops for youth with Lighthouse and other organizations, and has coordinated after-school programs on the east side of Denver.
avatar for Michael J. Henry

Michael J. Henry

Michael J. Henry currently serves as Executive Director of Lighthouse, where he also teaches poetry and memoir and essay workshops. He's published two full-length collections of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own and Active Gods, both with Conundrum Press.
avatar for BK Loren

BK Loren

BK Loren’s novel Theft won the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Award, the Willa Award, a Dana Award for novel in progress, and was a finalist in several other national awards. Her collection of essays, Animal, Mineral, Radical won the Colorado Book Award. Her short stories and essays are published widely, and have garnered numerous awards and fellowships.
avatar for Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson

Elizabeth Robinson  is the author most recently of On Ghosts (Solid Objects), Counterpart (Ahsahta Press), and Blue Heron (Center for Literary Publishing). Robinson will be a Dora Maar House fellow in Menerbes, France in the fall of 2016.



Friday September 2, 2016 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Call to Arms Brewing Company 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO

9:00pm

2nd Annual Fu*%ing Fabulous Fiction Fest presented by BookBar and High Fiction (After-Party)
The 2nd Annual Fu*%ing Fabulous Fiction Fest will include hip hop dancing, adult drinking spelling bee, burlesque, circus acts, authors doing strange things and High Fiction Band

Tickets are $10. This is an adult-only event. Reserve your ticket now!


Friday September 2, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
The Oriental Theater 4335 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO