At The Inkwell

At the Inkwell Denver's 3rd reading event of 2019 brings five phenomenal poets to read for you! Get there early, it's going to be packed! Why? Check out our incredible lineup of featured readers! Organized and hosted by Hillary Leftwich:

Tameca L Coleman is a singer, multi-genre writer, massage therapist, itinerant nerd and point and shoot tourist in their own town. Tameca has published work in many genres, and has also
performed and recorded music with many different bands. She doodles sometimes and likes weird music and dancebreaks. For more information about Tameca's work, follow @sireneatspoetry on social media.

Ashley Cornelius is a performance poet in Colorado. She graduated with a master's in International Disaster Psychology from DU. She focuses on providing creative therapy for adolescents through poetry therapy and is currently working as a therapist in Denver and lives in Colorado Springs. Her poems reflect her personal struggles and journey as a young black woman navigating the changing world. She aims to inspire, empower, and tell a story of truth and depth. She has won four Hear Here Poetry Slams in Colorado Springs. She was the Women of the World Poetry Slam Colorado Springs Representative and competed in Dallas at Nationals in March 2018. She has been featured at Keep Colorado Springs Queer open mic, the Black Voices Matter Open Mic, the Colorado Springs Women's March and events in Denver and Colorado Springs. Ashley is an organizer with Poetry 719 and has planned multiple community events in Colorado Springs included the Poetry 719 festival. Ashley was nominated for two 2018 Pikes Peak Art Council (PPAC) awards and won best recurring poetry event. Ashley is committed to using poetry as a platform to speak up and out for marginalized groups and be a voice for those who have been silenced.

Ian D is a Denver-based poet, DJ, and performer. He’s performed in 22 states and two European countries. He is a co-founder of the Mercury Cafe Poetry Slam and has been a member or coach of 14 National Slam teams, including 2nd and 4th place finishes at NPS 2004 and NPS 2015 respectively. His work has appeared in online, print journals and, chapbooks. Civil servant by
day. Creative by night. He has driven all of Interstates 25, 70, and 80. He holds a Bachelor's in Philosophy from MSU Denver. He loves listening to loud music while driving, usually at night.

Piper Mullins was the director of the Denver Mercury Poetry Slam from 2013-2016, and a coach and/or team member of 4 Denver Mercury national teams.  They were a part of the 4th place nationally ranked Denver Mercury team at the

National Poetry Slam in 2015. They have worked as a teaching artist with students all across Denver.  They have also been a featured poet in venues across the US. Their work has been featured in La Palabra: The Word is a Woman, and published in the Swimming with Elephants Publications anthology "Light as a Feather," among other publications. Piper is a licensed acupuncturist with a BA in Writing and a Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

S.V Yu has roots in Southern California and Taiwan. She also spent time in Portland, Oregon earning her Masters in Fine Arts Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She published her first book of poetry, "The Landscape is Always Changing" through World Stage Press in February 2018. S.V Yu writes about her experience as a first generation Chinese American womxn. She delves into themes of spirituality, mental health, intersectional feminism, and self love. She is also a photographer and small business owner of a shop called Wilder Bag Co. located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs.

Event date: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm