A force of social change, the life of Appalachian activist, Helen Matthews Lewis, is revealed through her own notes and letters in a new compilation edited by Judith Jennings. Join Jennings at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27th at noon to explore the life of a true mover and shaker.
Winter may now be officially over, but nothing can stop 21c’s famous, flamed-colored, frigid-weather, feathered friends (now THAT was an alliteration! Boo ya!) from flexing their poetry wings. Sarabande Books hosts its monthly Reading Series with poets Martha Rhodes and Sarah Gorham this Monday, March 26th, at 7:30pm.
Get your early spring on with some free poetry at the Louisville Free Public Library! Maureen Morehead and Kathleen Driskell will read from their latest releases tonight, Wednesday, March 14th, at the Main branch starting at 7pm.
Former professor, Lindsey Apple, unearths the story of the Clay clan in his latest book, ‘The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch’. Join him at The Filson tomorrow, March 13th at noon for a look for the lesser known – but no less important – members of the Clay family.
Quick! Have you used a computer in the last 5 seconds? (If you answered “no” then we seriously need to talk about your grip on reality…). Come and learn the true tall tale about the creation of the device that changed our world; author and science historian, George Dyson, will present his book ‘Turing’s Cathedral’ at 7pm tonight, Monday, March 12th, at the Library.
Get ready to re-learn the alphabet – Irish style. Local author – and dual Irish citizen – Viki Pidgeon presents her latest ode to the Emerald Isle with a children’s book designed to marry fun with facts. Catch her at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th, at 4pm.
Being hailed as one of the best new novels of 2011, ‘The Sisters’ and its creator, Nancy Jensen, will be at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, March 9th, at 7pm for a special reading from this Bluegrass-based fiction.
Friday night? Check. Second Friday night of the month? Check! Oh, man…It’s Poetry night! Get your reading ritual on this weekend with writers Nicole Louise Reid and Patrick Wensink at the InKY Reading Series. The Bard’s Town’s doors are open this Friday, March 9th at 7pm for a good poetry partytime.
Add another name to the list of Louisvillians in the limelight (and order one of those big ol’ posters, too). Rising young adult novelist, Kristen Simmons, brings her breakout book to Carmichael’s Bookstore this Thursday, March 8th at 7pm.
The Crescent Hill neighborhood gets touted again! Join local authors Sam and Debbie Thomas at The Filson tomorrow, Tuesday February 21st, at 6pm as they share the stories that contributed to the creation of their popular books.
Carmichael’s Bookstore is pleased to host a reading and signing with author Silas House this coming Monday, February 20th, at The Clifton Center. Starting at 7pm, mix and mingle with the author as he celebrates the release of his latest venture in young-adult fiction, ‘Same Sun Here’.
Head out to everybody’s favorite local bookstore this Sunday, February 12th at 4pm, and join local author John E. Findling as he presents a diverse look at one of Louisville’s most popular boroughs.