January 24, 2013 - 2:52pm
Local author, Greenfield Jones, brings his new collection to Carmichael’s
Touting his new book, Don’t Lose This, It’s My Only Copy and Other Stories, Greenfield Jones comes to Carmichael’s Bookstore for a special reading and signing this Saturday, January 26th, at 4pm.
You should not try to say the name “Flannery O’Connor” at three in the morning.  You can try, you really can – I won’t stop you – but you and your tongue will find yourselves more than surprised by what happens to the sounds there in your mouth. That...
January 24, 2013 - 11:02am
Animal advocate Jenny Brown brings her compassionate story to Carmichael’s
The Kentucky native and founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary, animal advocate Jenny Brown will share her new book, ‘The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals’, at Carmichael’s Bookstore tomorrow, Friday, January 25th at 7pm.
Over the summer I watched a rooster die.  He hung by his ankles in a tree with his dinosaur claws, and my ex-husband slit his throat with a knife.  The knife looked bigger in the sunlight.   And my jaw dropped open when the blood flowed out like cherry paint into the grass....
January 23, 2013 - 4:23pm
Sarabande Books hosts Daniel Khalastchi and Craig Morgan Teicher at the 21c Read
Oh it’s just a new year and new line up of poets and art and independent flair in this joint. Join Daniel Khalastchi and Craig Morgan Teicher for the 21c Reading Series kicking off tomorrow, Thursday, January 24th at 7:30pm.
My hands feel dead.  They’re raw shellfish attached to my wrists, cold meat with thin skin.  I don’t know how to survive winter in this body.  My bones make Cold on the inside, somewhere next to the fresh red blood cells, and I can’t find anywhere in the world to be...
January 22, 2013 - 10:56am
Former political prisoner, Harry Wu, discusses human rights in China at UofL
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.
All life is suffering. This is one of those small sentences that become permanently stained on your sense of Self.  It is something I took away from a class on East Asian Religion eons ago and has made me feel the right kind of gray and still and calm in the deep parts of the night when I...
January 21, 2013 - 11:25am
Novelist Karen Thompson Walker brings ‘The Age of Miracles’ to Carmichael’s
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’.
Sometimes, when I’m sitting very still in the projection booth – let’s say I’m statuesque – I can feel the building breathing.  The rumble of some large truck down Main Street or an abusive wind, something strong and slicing, forces itself into the brick, the...