There's always the possibility that no matter how obscure the writer, a fiction or poetry reading will cause you to forge a new consciousness in the smithy of your soul.
And there's the more likely possibility that the writing will be so God-awful that you'll be laughing your heine off at a writer so delusional that he had the audacity to air in public writing that's almost as bad as your thrice-started novel that you'll get back to once you get just a little more life experience (probably at the bar at Avalon).
With Louisville's most prominent emerging fiction writer, Tania James, featured on the front page of this week's Velocity
, and April being National Poetry Month, now is a great time to look at Louisville's upcoming fiction and poetry readings.
Poetry reading with special guests: Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Brett Eugene Ralph and Richard Taylor
700 W. Main Street
April 2, 7 p.m.
Irish novelist Cathal Liam
The Irish Society of Kentuckiana
Commonwealth Bank, 286 N. Hubbards Lane
April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate National Poetry Month with readings by Danville poet Lisa Williams and Indinapolis poet Chris Forhan
The Rudyard Kippling
April 10, 7 p.m.
Bards and storytellers: Harley Cannon
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind
1838 Frankfort Avenue
April 11, 1 p.m.
Reservations required: Call 502-899-2365)
Poets Merle Backman and Maureen Morehead
2720 Frankfort Ave
April 26, 4 p.m.
(Photo: Flickr/Patrick Denker