Reading: Courtney LeBlanc, Laura Passin, and Carolina Hotchandani, Saturday, October 7, 2023, 7pm

Join us on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 7pm at Counterpath (7935 East 14th Ave. in Denver) for a reading by Courtney LeBlanc, Laura Passin, and Carolina Hotchandani. Free and open to the public.

Courtney LeBlanc is the author of the full-length collections Her Whole Bright Life; Exquisite Bloody, Beating Heart; and Beautiful & Full of Monsters. She is the Arlington County Poet Laureate, a Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellow, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Riot in Your Throat, an independent poetry press. She loves nail polish, tattoos, and a soy latte each morning. Find her online at

Laura Passin is the author of Borrowing Your Body (Riot in Your Throat) and All Sex and No Story (Rabbit Catastrophe Press). She earned her PhD in English Literature at Northwestern and her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. Her writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, including Prairie SchoonerGlass: A Journal of PoetryThe ToastRolling StoneElectric Literature, and Best New Poets.  Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart prize and Best of the Net anthology. Laura lives in Denver with too many pets.

Carolina Hotchandani’s debut poetry collection The Book Eaters won the 2023 Perugia Press Prize. Hotchandani is a Latinx/South Asian poet born in Brazil and raised in various parts of the United States. She holds degrees from Brown, Texas State, and Northwestern universities and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Community of Writers, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, and Tin House Writers’ Workshop. She is a Goodrich Assistant Professor of English in Omaha, Nebraska.