At The Inkwell

At the Inkwell Denver's July Fiction Night event brings six talented 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:

Teague von Bohlen is an associate professor of fiction at the University of Colorado Denver, where he serves as one of the Fiction Editors for the national literary magazine Copper Nickel. He works the literary, pop-culture, and commentary beats for the alt-weekly Westword, and his short fiction has been seen in venues like Saranac Review and Hobart, and forthcoming in Split Lip and Defenstration. His first novel, The Pull of the Earth, won the Colorado Book Award for Fiction, and he's the co-author of the student-strategy textbook The Snarktastic Guide to College Success. Flatland is his first collection of stories, and he's currently at work on a second novel. He may make a home in Colorado now, and developed an abiding love for the desert in his time in Arizona, but his corn-fed heart has never left the Midwest. 

Paul Cohen's Pushcart nominated debut novel, The Glamshack, was named by Barnes and Noble Reads one of ten debut novels to read for Fall 2017. His short fiction has appeared in Tin House, Five Chapters, Hypertext and Eleven Eleven. He won the Prairie Lights Fiction Contest (judged by Ethan Canin), was a finalist in a Black Warrior Review Fiction Contest, received an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Spring 2017 Fiction Open and was named a finalist for the 2016 Big Moose Prize for his novel-in-progress, The Sleeping Indian. His nonfiction has appeared in The Millions, The New York Times Magazine, Details, the Village Voice and others. He's a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he won a teaching scholarship. For more info visit

Trent Hudley is the author of the short story collection One of These Days. He teaches Creative Writing, Literature and Composition at various Colleges. He was raised and still resides in Denver, Colorado.

Benjamin Nickol is a writer who "reveals how we love and how we lose what we love" (E.J. Levy), and whose voice greets the reader "like dark thunder" (Alyson Hagy). Ben Nickol's stories and essays have appeared widely, in Alaska Quarterly Review, Boulevard, Fourth Genre, Crab Orchard Review, Fugue and elsewhere.  His latest book, Sun River, explores the unraveling of families, and the mysterious life that grows out of that.  A native of Idaho, Nickol lived and wrote throughout the U.S. before settling in Kansas and joining the creative writing faculty at Wichita State.

Mark Pleiss is a writer in Denver. He publishes fiction, book reviews, scholarly criticism, and essays. His debut collection of linked short stories, April Warnings, was released by Veliz Books in July 2019. His work has appeared in Tupelo Quarterly, Colorado Review, The Omaha Pulp, Sequel, Fine Lines, Palimpsest, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Denver Post, The Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Anales de la literatura española contemporánea, and elsewhere. He worked as a freelance journalist for The Omaha World-Herald and The Des Moines Register before completing a doctorate in Spanish Literature and teaching at St. Olaf College, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Metro State University Denver. He is from Omaha, Nebraska.

Rachel Weaver is the author of the novel Point of Direction, which Oprah Magazine named a Top Ten Book to Pick Up Now. Point of Direction was chosen by the American Booksellers Association as a Top Ten Debut for Spring 2014, by IndieBound as an Indie Next List Pick, by Yoga Journal as one of their Top Five Suggested Summer Reads and won the 2015 Willa Cather Award for Fiction. Prior to earning her MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University, Rachel worked for the Forest Service in Alaska studying bears, raptors and songbirds. She is on faculty at Regis University’s low-residency MFA program, and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Her work has appeared in The Sun, Gettysburg Review, Blue Mesa Review, Alaska Women Speak and Fly Fishing New England.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm