With the passing of May, we are itching for new literary events to explore and fulfill our appetite with. Luckily, the Denver literary community never sleeps and June promises to be a bountiful month. With a number of Litfest events to visit throughout the month, a handful of open mic nights and a few of Suspect Press’s own events, you can be sure to find something interesting to go to.
First Saturday Poetry (BookBar)
To kick off June’s literary events, BookBar is hosting its First Saturday Poetry event for the month with Peter Mishler and Diana Khoi Nguyen as their special guests. Diana’s poems are always so beautiful to read, so to get the chance to hear her read her work aloud is something to not miss. The event also includes Happy Hour at 4:30 before the reading starts at 5:30. Saturday, June 1, 4:30 pm
Join the Lighthouse Writers Workshop for two weeks as it kicks off its 14th annual Lit Fest. The event will be going on from June 7th to the 21st with a number of different events to attend such as the LitFest kickoff party, reading events with authors such as Steve Almond, Christopher Castellani and once again Diana Khoi Nguyen, writing workshops, poetry readings, open mics, seminars and many more exciting things to check out. For more information visit LitFest’s event page attached above.
Friday, June 7-21
Beet Poetry Open Mic (The Corner Beet)
The South Broadway Ghost Society is hosting its monthly first Friday open mic night event where anyone can come and share their work, enjoy others or simply be there to have some seriously strong kava! Jesse Lee Pacheco, a performance artist from Denver, CO is the feature for the month and will be sharing some of his work. If you plan on signing up for the open mic night, make sure to show up a little early!
Friday, June 7, 6:30 pm
All OUT Open Mic Night (Blush & Blu Denver)
In honor of Pride month, it’s important to share All Out Artist & Co Tuesday’s open mic nights which provide a safe space for the LGBTQ+ and others to come and share their work. All OUT encourages people to bring their own content, share their favorite poet or author’s work, say a few jokes, rant, sing or do just about whatever!
Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 pm
Mortified Live: Pride Edition! (The Oriental Theater)
This is an event that you will most likely find all of Suspect Press team to be at, why you might ask? Well, our very own Editor in Chief Amanda E.K. will be performing! Mortified Live is a ticketed event where we get to hear a selected number of people share their poems, stories, letters, songs and anything else from their teenage angst years. The event is sure to take you on both a comical and emotional roller coaster. Click on the link above to purchase your tickets now!
Thursday, June 13, 8 pm
The 2019 Slaughterhouse Slam (Mercury Cafe)
Mercury Cafe is always an amazing place to go to, especially for their reoccurring Friday open mic nights, yet the time for their 2019 Slaughterhouse Slam event has come. Visit the cafe to either join in and hopefully make it to the final round, or simply go to support the talented poets.
Sunday, June 16, 7:30 pm
KREWHOUSE: Open Mic (Hooked on Colfax & DATELINE)
Come check out KREWHOUSE quarterly open mic event where ironically there are no mics. If you plan to speak, you better be ready to use your voice! KREWHOUSE is hosting a two day event which means if you can’t make it to the open mic night, make sure to stop by DATELINE to listen to authors perform on Saturday June 22nd, at 8 pm.
Friday, June 21, 7 pm
Book Release: Hero Victim Villain (Mutiny Information Cafe)
Join us to celebrate Suspect Press’s very own poetry editor Brice Maiurro as he releases his book of poetry titled “Hero Victim Villain”!! Hear Brice read from his newly published book as well as from other authors.
Monday, June 24th, 7 pm
Mutiny Poetry Series #3 (Mutiny Information Cafe)
Join Meow Wolf and Suspect Press at Mutiny Information Cafe for another Mutiny Poetry Series! You can expect to hear some amazing work by a number of our favorites such as Briana Grace Hammerstrom, Jeanette Powers, Emily Eyrie, Brett Randell, Charly Fasano and Sam Albala.
Wednesday, June 26th, 7 pm
Pride Month Cards to Prisoners (Hooked on Colfax)
If the Prisoner Letterwriting and Mailing event from last month’s literary events was something you attended and enjoyed or saw and was interested in, Hooked on Colfax is once again hosting an event and this month is in honor of Pride. Stop by and send in a pride month card to prisoners. Black & Pink Denver aims to send 300 cards to incarcerated LGBTQ individuals across Colorado.
Wednesday, June 26th, 7 pm