September 6, 2013

Nancy Stohlman’s books include The Monster Opera, Searching for Suzi: a flash novel, Live From Palestine, and Fast Forward: The Mix Tape (2010), an anthology of flash fiction that was a finalist for a 2011 Colorado Book Award. She is a co-founding member of Fast Forward Press, the creator and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series, and she recently won the Stories on Stage flash fiction contest. She lives in Denver, where she’s a writing professor and the lead singer of the lounge metal band Kinky Mink.

Anna Avery applies her punk rock roots to her education in art, mixing DIY culture, house shows and public outreach with theory.  Anna founded the Drunk Poet Society, Boulder’s largest poetry open mic from 2008-2011, with 80 people in attendance.  She co-founded Astroland, a warehouse venue in North Boulder which ran from 2009-2011, curated The Community and Arts Symposium, an informational session on economic structures and local art communities, curated The Simulacra Series, an independent music and art showcase which featured students from The University of Colorado and Naropa University and performances by videographers, electronic musicians, and interactive visual art and text installations.  Anna plays in the noise punk band, Prayer Hands and wants to take experimental writing out of the academy and into people’s living rooms and onto the streets.

Mandy Rose studied creative writing at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she lives with her two young children.  Her work has most recently appeared in A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park (Wolverine Farm Publishing 2013), an anthology of poetry and prose dedicated to the species in the park.   Her essay, “Hands” is forthcoming in the September issue of Pithead Chapel.  Mandy teaches creative writing workshops to women and children affected by violence, and will begin her MFA in poetry at CSU in 2014.

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