April is National Poetry Month, and Carmichael’s will start the celebration with a host of Kentucky poets featured in the anthology, ‘Bigger Than They Appear: Anthology of Very Short Poems’. Along with the books’ editor, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, the poetic gang will be at the Frankfort Avenue store Sunday, April 1st at 4pm.
…but don’t worry, it’s not game day, you silly bull-headed basketball nuts. Whiles sports fans swell with pride (and rivalry rage simultaneously…) as the NCAA spotlight falls on the Bluegrass, another Kentuckian makes her splash in the literary world. Join Tracy Coffee Gayle at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Friday, March 30th at 7pm for a reading from her first book.
Stop thinking about sports. No, really. Wash off the face pant, put on a shirt and listen up! Literature lord Tobias Wolff will share his work tomorrow night, Thursday, March 29th, for free as the final guest for the University of Louisville’s Axton Reading Series.
Fresh from her date tonight with 21c’s penguin paramours, poet and publisher, Martha Rhodes, will speak at the University of Louisville tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27th at noon as part of the Axton Reading Series.
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.
Former Washington Post columnist, Donna Britt, will sign copies of her new book, ‘Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving’ and speak on the subject at a dinner conference at Hotel Louisville, this Friday, March 23rd.
Ready to read for free in some new and improved swank? The Fairdale branch of the Louisville Free Public Library is opening its fresh doors this Saturday, March 24th at 1pm.
…ok, maybe just in their imaginations, but there’s no shame in that. Join the group at the Library’s Main branch this Wednesday, March 21st at noon to discuss the Parisian-based novel chosen for this month’s meeting, ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog’.
Step aside Super Man. The University of Louisville’s Ekstrom Library is hosting an exhibition about the Edgar Rice Burroughs character believed to be the world’s first superhero – John Carter. Visit the free exhibit anytime from 9am to 5pm through March 23rd.
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.