At The Inkwell

At the Inkwell Denver's 4th reading event of 2019 brings an epic lineup of writers 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:

Jon Bassoff was born in 1974 in New York City and currently lives with his family in a ghost town somewhere in Colorado. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, has been translated in French and German and was nominated for the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere, France’s biggest crime fiction award. Two of his novels, Corrosion and The Disassembled Man have been announced as feature films, with Emile Hirsch attached to star in The Disassembled Man. For his day job, Bassoff teaches high school English where he is known by students and faculty alike as the deranged writer guy. He is a connoisseur of tequila, hot sauces, psychobilly music, and flea-bag motels.

Big Bruiser Dope Boy has been writing for ten years. This is his first book. He lives in Colorado. He tweets @gaydeathtrance and is the founder/editor of

Leza Cantoral is the author of Cartoons in the Suicide Forest & Trash Panda. She is the Editor in Chief of CLASH books & the editor of Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath & the founder of Follow her on Twitter, IG & FB @lezacantoral

Marston Hefner has been published in Tyrant Magazine, Hobart Pulp, and Witchcraft Magazine. He currently resides in Colorado with his backgammon coach who is really looking like he’ll be number one in the nation this year. His backgammon coach has been playing since 2001 which is cool. Follow Marston on Twitter @MarstonGHefner & Instagram @marston101

Brandi Homan holds a PhD in English, Creative Writing (Fiction), from the University of Denver and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. She is the author of two books of poetry, Hard Reds (2008) and Bobcat Country (2010), from Shearsman Books. With her husband and daughter, she lives in the suburbs of Denver, where she thinks about the Midwest and misses drinking Yellow no. 5.

Bethany Moore is a poet, witch, and activist who has published in various online journals and print magazines. She has been writing poetry and practicing Paganism since before the age of twelve, and enjoys the study of healing, alchemy, and ritual work. Moore is also an activist who has published in various online journals and print magazines.

Christopher David Rosales is from Paramount, CA. His first novel, Silence the Bird, Silence the Keeper, won him the McNamara Creative Arts Grant. His second novel, Gods on the Lam (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing 2017), and his third novel, Word is Bone (Broken River Books 2019), are available now. Rosales currently lives and teaches in Denver, and has his PhD from the University of Denver. Contact him at

Erika T. Wurth’s publications include two novels, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend and You Who Enter Here, two collections of poetry and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. 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, The Writer’s Chronicle, Waxwing and The Kenyon Review. She is a Kenyon Review Writers Workshop Scholar, and will be attending the Tin House Summer Workshop. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm