At The Inkwell: Book Release Party

Join At The Inkwell for a Book Release Party with Camille Dungy and Richard Froude, featuring special reader Steven Dunn. Curated and hosted by Hillary Leftwich.


At The Inkwell, founded in 2013, is a multi-city literary reading series, managed by local curators, to support published writers through book reviews, readings and manuscript editing. Founder Monique Antonette Lewis created At The Inkwell to help authors get more exposure to an increasingly crowded literary market. We feature writers across a variety of genres in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Today our reading series is held in Denver, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.


About Camille:

Camille T. Dungy’s debut collection of personal essays is Guidebook to Relative Strangers (W. W. Norton, 2017), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade (Wesleyan UP, 2017), winner of the Colorado Book Award.

Her other poetry collections are Smith Blue (Southern Illinois UP, 2011), finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award, Suck on the Marrow (Red Hen Press, 2010), winner of the American Book Award, and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison (Red Hen Press, 2006), finalist for PEN the Center USA Literary Award for Poetry. Dungy edited Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (UGA, 2009), co-edited the From the Fishouse poetry anthology (Persea, 2009), and served as assistant editor on Gathering Ground: Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Her poems and essays have appeared in Best American Poetry, Best American Travel Writing, 100 Best African American Poems, nearly 30 other anthologies, plus dozens of print and online venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, VQR, Guernica, and Other honors include two Northern California Book Awards, a California Book Award silver medal, two NAACP Image Award nominations, two Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominations, fellowships from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and fellowships from the NEA in both poetry and prose. Dungy is currently a Professor in the English Department at Colorado State University. She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her husband and child.


About Richard Froude:

Richard Froude MD PhD is a writer, teacher, and physician in Denver, Colorado. His fourth book - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough - will be published in late 2018 by Subito Press. He is also the author of FABRIC (Horse Less Press, 2011), The Passenger (Skylight Press, 2012) and Tarnished Mirrors: Translations of Charles Baudelaire (Muffled Cry Editions, 2004). His writing has appeared in various publications including Conjunctions, Witness, Diagram, Tarpaulin Sky, The Denver Quarterly, Bombay Gin, The Sycamore Review. He has read and performed his work widely - including appearances on public radio in California, Oregon, and Colorado. He holds an MFA from Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School, a PhD in English from the University of Denver as the 2010-11 Evan Frankel Fellow, and is the recipient of the 2013 Wabash Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Cheryl Strayed. He has taught MFA students at the Kerouac School's Summer Writing Program since 2011, alongside various nonfiction, memoir, and hybrid/experimental forms workshops at Lighthouse since 2012. Recently, he has facilitated writing workshops with the Alzheimer's Association and taught as a guest artist at the Denver School of the Arts. He works as a physician in the University of Colorado Psychiatry Residency.


About Steven Dunn:

Steven Dunn is the author of the novels Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) and water & power (forthcoming from Tarpaulin Sky, 2018)

He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy, he earned a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver.

Some of his work can be found in Columbia Journal and Granta Magazine.


Event date: 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm