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Word for Word

High Priestess Productions and Malarkey Books present


readings of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction
plus a word game or two with wordy prizes

September 21
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mutiny Info Cafe
2 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209


Manuel Aragon
Ahja Fox
Sasha Geffen
Alan Good
Holly Salvatore
Raksha Vasudevan
David Heska Wanbli Weiden
Jennifer Wortman

MANUEL ARAGON is a writer, director, and photographer based out of Denver, CO. A graduate of NYU’s Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television at Tisch School Of The Arts, his music video work has been featured on MTV, MTV2, NME, Pitchfork, and Stereogum. He is currently working on Norteñas, a collection of short stories centered in the Northside, a Mexican and Mexican-American centered part of Denver, and the people, ghosts, and demons that live there. He most recently won the CineLatino Pitch Latino Award for Emerging Filmmakers with the web series, Welcome to the Northside, a comedic take on gentrification and Latino displacement in North Denver.

AHJA FOX can be found around Denver, Colorado reading at various events, cheering on her community, or co-hosting Art of Storytelling. She is an assistant poetry editor for Copper Nickel and Homology Lit and publishes in online and print journals like Five:2:One, LEVELER, Driftwood Press, Rigorous, Okay Donkey, The Perch (Yale), and more. She has also been included in the 2018 Punch Drunk Anthology, YANYR Anthology, and Reclaim: An Anthology of Women's Poetry. Follow and contact Ahja on Instagram or Twitter at aefoxx.

SASHA GEFFEN is a writer whose work focuses on the intersections between pop culture and gender. Their first book, Glitter Up the Dark, will be published by the University of Texas Press in April 2020, and their writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Nation, Artforum, Pitchfork, and elsewhere. They live in Aurora with their partner and their cat.

ALAN GOOD is a writer and an editor at Malarkey Books.

HOLLY SALVATORE is a writer and farmer in Boulder, CO. Their work has appeared in Lockjaw Magazine, After the Pause, Honey & Lime, Wellington Street Review, Barren Magazine, Kissing Dynamite, and Nightingale & Sparrow. Find them outside.

RAKSHA VASUDEVAN is an Indian-Canadian economist and writer. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Catapult, LitHub, Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, NYLON, TASTE, High Country News, and more. She is a James Houston Memorial Scholar of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and a Writing in Color Fellow of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creating Writing.

DAVID HESKA WANBLI WEIDEN is an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation and received his MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He’s a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Tin House Scholar, and the recipient of the PEN/America Writing for Justice Fellowship. His novel, WINTER COUNTS, is forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins in August, 2020. His children's book, SPOTTED TAIL, will be released October, 2019 from Reycraft Books.

JENNIFER WORTMAN is the author of the story collection This. This. This. Is. Love. Love. Love (Split Lip Press, 2019). Her work appears in TriQuarterly, Glimmer Train, Electric Literature, DIAGRAM, Brevity, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is an associate fiction editor at Colorado Review and an instructor at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.