Imprisoned for two decades in Chinese prison camps for his political viewpoints, Harry Wu now has a story and a message to share in the fight for human rights. Join him in conjunction with UofL for a special lecture tomorrow, Wednesday, January 23rd at 7pm.
This is a book about our planet as the rotation slows. I’m going to have a lot to say here. Join Carmichael’s Bookstore as they host author Karen Thompson Walker this Wednesday, January 23rd, at 7pm for a reading of her book, ‘The Age of Miracles’.
Ink to parchment went down 200 years ago and ‘Pride & Prejudice’ was born. The Jane Austen Society of Louisville jumpstarts the anniversary this Sunday, January 20th, with the meeting “Reliving the ‘Pride & Prejudice’ Tour”. Locust Grove. 2pm. There will be tea.
How long has it been since we’ve put on poetry pants? Too long? I think so. Join poet Katerina Stoykova-Klemer at Carmichael’s Bookstore this Sunday, January 20th, as she headlines a special reading and signing and shares her new collection, ‘The Porcupine of Mind’ at 4pm.
Join the fine folks at Carmichael’s Bookstore tonight, Thursday, January 17th, for a special reading and signing with author Leah Stewart honoring her new novel, ‘The History of Us’. Doors open at 7pm.
Touting the new book ‘Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County’s Quest for Basketball Greatness’, author Keith O’Brien will bring the courtside story of the Scott County Cardinals to the The Summit location of Barnes & Noble tonight, Wednesday, January 16th, at 7pm.
An Old Louisville homeowner and resident of the oh-so-lovely Belgravia Court, Shawn Fields Williams takes readers on a walking tour of Old Louisville’s finest walking court with her book ‘Belgravia Court’. And, why yes, there IS a picture of my balcony inside – thanks for noticing.
There’s something just so good about a fresh season of readings. Let’s do it! Louisville Literary Arts hosts writer Will Lavender tonight at The Bard’s Town for its first round of the InKY Reading Series at 6:30pm.
The author the book, ‘The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?’, Jared Diamond will take center spotlight at the Kentucky Center for the Arts this Wednesday, January 9th, for an interview with author and anthropologist, Sarah Hrdy. It sounds fancy and fine.
Well, ok, by “inspiring” I mean bludgeons the young dreaming wordsmith with black humor and promises of mild starvation and heartache. But this is a good thing. Local poet Jeffrey Skinner takes a twist on creative non-fiction with the self-help memoir, ‘The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’. And I read it.
The library is a wonderful, kid-friendly place to ring in the new year.
Here it is: my final Something To Say for 2012. And we’re going to launch it from the proverbial nest of Library events. Stop by the Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch this coming Monday, December 31st at 2pm for a special New Year’s Eve party.