At The Inkwell: Farkas & Leftwich Pre Book/Book Release Night

The next At the Inkwell Denver features a special pre-book and book release launch reading for special guest Andrew Farkas for his forthcoming book from Kernpunkt Press and Hillary Leftwich for her debut book from CCM Press/The Accomplices with an incredible lineup of featured readers!

Andrew Farkas is the author of a novel: The Big Red Herring (KERNPUNKT Press), and two short fiction collections: Sunsphere (BlazeVOX [books]) and Self-Titled Debut (Subito Press). His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, North American Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Florida Review, Western Humanities Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He has been thrice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, including one Special Mention in Pushcart Prize XXXV and one Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.F.A. from the University of Alabama, an M.A. from the University of Tennessee, and a B.A. from Kent State University. He is a fiction editor for The Rupture (the new iteration of The Collagist) and an Assistant Professor of English at Washburn University. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

Hillary Leftwich is the author of “Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock” from CCM Press/The Accomplices in October. She is the poetry and prose editor for Heavy Feather Review and runs At the Inkwell Denver, a monthly reading series. Her writing can be found or is forthcoming in such journals as The Rumpus, Entropy, The Missouri Review, Hobart, Smokelong Quarterly, and others. She lives in Colorado with her partner, her son, and their cat, Larry. Find more of her writing at

Brandi Homan is the author of the novel BURN FORTUNE (CLASH Books, 2019) and two books of poetry, Hard Reds (2008) and Bobcat Country (2010), from Shearsman Books. She holds a PhD in English, Creative Writing (Fiction), from the University of Denver and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. With her husband and daughter, she lives in the suburbs of Denver, where she thinks about the Midwest and misses drinking Yellow no. 5.

Jay Halsey moved to the Denver area thirteen years ago and soon after his prose, poems, and photos were being published in several online and print journals and a handful of anthologies. In 2018, his writing was nominated for a Best of the Net award and a Pushcart Prize. His photography has been used as cover art for poetry collections and novels, featured in fundraising campaigns for the Rocky Mountain Land Library in Fairplay, Colorado, and was part of a touring exhibit featured at libraries and bookstores throughout France to represent Editions Gallmeister's American authors.

Akusua A. Akoto is a spoken word poet, essayist, public speaker and facilitator currently working on a poetry manuscript centered around Black mother-daughter relationships, generational trauma, madness and survival. Akusua also works with the Close to Home org as speaker on homelessness.

Tameca L Coleman is a singer, multi-genre writer, massage therapist, itinerant nerd and point and shoot tourist who currently lives in Denver Colorado. Tameca has performed and recorded music with many bands ranging from punk-ska and avant garde to ambient and jazz fusion. They are a member of the board of Creative Music Works, a Denver-based arts nonprofit organization that provides educational and performance opportunities for musical innovators, and sometimes works to promote artists, especially those whose aims are to create positive change on many fronts, and recently finished an MFA in fiction and poetry from the Mile-High MFA’s creative writing program at Regis University. They have published or have forthcoming work at Heavy Feather Review, Colorado Independent, Denver Westword, Full Stop Reviews, pulpmouth, Inverted Syntax, Lambda Literary, and Tarpaulin Sky.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock Cover Image
ISBN: 9781948700191
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Published: Civil Coping Mechanisms - October 7th, 2019

N.E. Every Cover Image
ISBN: 9781090163608
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Published: Independently Published - March 28th, 2019