October 19, 2012 - 12:42pm
Author Judith C. Owens-Lalude tells the story of her great-grandfather with her
Re-telling the haunting true story of her great-grandfather’s life in slavery, author Judith C. Owens-Lalude brings her novel, ‘The Long Walk: From Slavery to Freedom’, to Carmichael’s Bookstore this Sunday, October 21st at 4pm.
I have a collection of pipes that sits in my kitchen windowsill.  There are six of them there, balanced on their smooth, wooden noses in a stand; another three perched for display on bookshelves.  I like these pipes very much.  The curve fits so neatly against the fingers, swaddled...
October 19, 2012 - 11:23am
Poets Lynnell Edwards and Sean Patrick Hill bring their words to Java
You may think donuts pair best with coffee, but I would challenge you to think even sweeter. Join poets Lynnell Edwards and Sean Patrick Hill for a deliciously free reading at Java Brewing Company tonight at 7:30pm.
It is scarf weather.  It has been for a hot minute.  This is, perhaps, old news to my savvy readers, but I feel such a moniker of Fall needs to be properly anointed; there is a difference between merely “chilly” and true “scarf weather”.  I like the concept of...
October 18, 2012 - 1:10pm
Best-selling author and Vietnam veteran, Karl Marlantes, brings his new book to
The best-selling author of ‘Matterhorn’, Karl Marlantes now brings his latest release exploring the world of combat to Carmichael’s Bookstore. Join him tomorrow night, Friday October 19th, for a presentation of ‘What It is Like to Go to War’ starting at 7pm.
War is something that needs no elaboration.  Or, at the least, very little commentary from my snarky tongue.  It’s a small word, one that rather just slides out of the mouth, very final and straightforward – like shutting a lid or closing a door.  There is nothing fussy...
October 16, 2012 - 3:58pm
Kentucky Historian, James Klotter, discusses ‘Bluegrass Renaissance’ at The Fils
Join state historian, James Klotter, as he speaks on the history of central Kentucky, and presents the rich culture of the region with his new book, ‘Bluegrass Renaissance’. Catch him this Thursday, October 18th, at 6pm at The Filson Historical Society.
I’m tired.  With perhaps a little more nuance than usual, my friends.  This woman’s heart is a landscape of potholes at the moment, and I feel like a lonely body eclipsed by a gray, lunar surface whenever it beats.  It’s getting bad, kids.  Real, real bad....
October 12, 2012 - 4:14pm
Spoken word poet, Anis Mojgani, will deliver keynote reading at Writer’s Block F
Poetry doesn’t always need to be airy-fairy (and if you read any at all, you’ll know it usually isn’t in real life). National Poetry Slam champion, Anis Mojgani will bring his flow of words center stage as part of UofL’s Axton Reading Series, featured as a keynote speaker tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th, at this Writer’s Block Festival.
I can relate anything poetry.  Just about, probably.  Let’s try.  Let’s pretend you’ve given me a prompt: “rabbit”.  Here is a thing that would bring to mind a whole manner of interesting ruminations – it’s easy.  Alice in...