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At the Inkwell: Noir Night

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Come join us for At the Inkwell. This month is Noir themed.

a genre of crime film or fiction characterized by cynicism, fatalism, and moral ambiguity.

Please join At the Inkwell Denver for their next reading event: Noir Night. Featured readers include Benjamin Whitmer, Jon Bassoff, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden.

Hosted/organized by Hillary Leftwich.

About the Poets:

Benjamin Whitmer is the author of Cry Father, a 2015 finalist for the Colorado Book Award, Pike, which was nominated for the 2013 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and coauthor (with Charlie Louvin) of Satan is Real, a New York Times' Critics' Choice book. He was born and raised on back-to-the-land communes and counterculture enclaves ranging from Southern Ohio to Upstate New York. One of his earliest and happiest memories is of standing by the side of a country road with his mother, hitchhiking to parts unknown. Since then, he's been a factory grunt, a vacuum salesman, a convalescent, a high-school dropout, a graduate student, a semi-truck loader, an activist, a kitchen-table gunsmith, a squatter, a college professor, a dishwasher, a technical writer, a petty thief, a lover, a fighter, a wild horse rider, and pretty damn good windmill man.

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. 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.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden is Associate Professor of Native American Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver and an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota nation. He'll graduate with an MFA in Creative Writing in May, 2018 from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He's published short fiction in Transmotion, Yellow Medicine Review, Criminal Class Review and others, and is currently completing a novel, Winter Counts. He is a 2018 MacDowell Colony Fellow and is represented by Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management.

For more information, check out our website here: http://www.bookbardenver.com/event/inkwell-noir-night