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This week: Sarah McCartt-Jackson on the radio hour. Spalding at the Speed. Imaginarium

This Thursday [9.18.14] on the radio hour on artxfm.com, I’ll be chatting with Sarah McCartt-Jackson.

“Kentucky poet, naturalist, and folklorist Sarah McCartt-Jackson has spent decades developing her craft, dedicating her art to exploring the natural and cultural world that encompasses all who share in planet life. Her poetry inspires others to connect, reflect, meditate, and act for the future of our ecosystems of all sizes: valley, prairie, forest, fern. Her poetry interprets scapes (landscape, homescape, culturescape) in both traditional and contemporary ways, exploring biological and cultural diversity, cultural history as embodied in tangible and intangible resources, and profound experience rooted in pleasure, sanctuary, and wilderness.

She was selected to serve as an artist-in-residence for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for its 2014-2015 season. Her poetry collections Children Born on the Wrong Side of the River (Finishing Line Press) and Vein of Stone (Porkbelly Press) are forthcoming (2014). She is owner and founder of Stonelight Studio, home of Apple Cider Vinegar Press.”

Featured Image from Sarah’s web-page

credit:

-Lauren Hunter-Smith- & -Sarah McCartt-Jackson-
“Self Portrait at Mammoth Cave.” SQecial Media Picture Poem Contest, First Prize. April (2014).
Exhibited at sQecial Media, Lexington, KY.

EVENTS 

The Spalding at the Speed reading series’ first season concludes this Friday.

Local Speed 6p-7:15

“Join Spalding’s MFA in Writing program as we conclude the inaugural season of Spalding at the Speed: A Gathering of MFA and Community Writers in true gala style. MFA alum Michael Jackman showcases his musical talent to kick off the evening. In celebration of the season’s success, previously featured writers read favorite short excerpts from their readings. Featured September readers are poets Rae Cobbs, Karen George, and SueFeatured September readers are poets Rae Cobbs, Karen George, and Sue Driskell; novelist and nonfiction author David Dominé; and novelists Angela Jackson-Brown, K. Shaver, and Sena Jeter Naslund. The evening includes “Jump Start,” an open-mic session for 1- to 2-minute readings of works in progress. Attendees are invited to bring unfinished works to read.”

Also this weekend is the Imaginarium Conference 19-21st

Crowne Plaza Louisville

830 Phillips Ln, Louisville, Kentucky 40209
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All about Imaginarium with guest Andrew Cooper on the radio hour + Subterranean Phrases [9.10.14] and InKY this week [9.12.14]

The Imaginarium Convention is a 3-day event that combines the information and education of a literary conference with the fun of a sci-fi/fantasy convention. Featuring eleven writing tracks, workshops, gaming, a film festival, art show, and more, The Imaginarium promises an action-packed and fun-filled weekend for anyone with literary, film, or gaming aspirations.

Featuring world class guests such as Tim Waggoner, James R. Tuck, and Imaginators Maurice Broaddus and Jeffrey Reddick, the event is open to all genres, exploring all kinds of creative writing, from books to comics/graphic novels, screenplays, blogging, and much more!

This year’s Toastmistress is the incomparable Lee Martindale.

September 19-21, 2014
http://www.entertheimaginarium.com/

I will be chatting with one of the panelist, scholar and author, Andrew Cooper on the radio hour this week. [9.11.14] 1pm on artxfm.com

L. Andrew Cooper scribbles horror fiction: the novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines as well as the upcoming anthology of experimental short stories Leaping at Thorns (Sept. 19, 2014). He is also Director of Film and Digital Media Studies and Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisville. His most recent study of film, Dario Argento, examines the maestro’s movies from the 70s to the present. Cooper’s other works on horror span from eighteenth-century Gothic through Universal’s monsters up to Cabin in the Woods and A Serbian Film. His B.A. is from Harvard, his Ph.D. from Princeton. Locals might recognize him as WDRB-TV’s “movie guy.” Find his work atwww.amazon.com/author/landrewcooper.

 

Subterranean Phrases, [9.10.14] Decca, 812 e. market, 730p featuring Adriena Dame, Lara Donnelly, and Nick HIll (Phourist) 

Adriena Dame is a military brat whose nomadic home life and extensive travels drive many of the themes she explores in her writing. She is a graduate of Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program, publishes 94 Creations, a literary journal, and teaches college writing and literature courses.

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Adriena is also the featured writer for Subterranean Phrases this month (September 10)  and will be backed by the musical stylings of Nick Hill (Phourist and the Photons) http://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/welcome-wild-world-phourist-photons/.

Lara Donnelly will open the evening with a short reading.

 Lara Elena Donnelly is a fantasy writer who hails from southwestern Ohio. She is a graduate of the Alpha SF/F/H Young Writers Workshop and will attend the Clarion Writers Workshop in summer 2012.Her writing is largely historical fantasy, urban fantasy, and fantasy of manners with lots of other things cropping up here and there.

 

InKY [9.12.14]  THE Bardstown, 7pm

InKY is FRIDAY 
This Friday, September 12th, featured readers Seth Johnson & Tyrone Williams and “special guest,” Michael Estes read for InKY. Open mic sign-ups at 6:45, and open mic reading at exactly 7 PM. Featured readers begin at 7:30. 

Seth Johnson is a high school dropout who now has a BA in English from Western Kentucky University and an MFA in creative writing from Murray State University. He has worked as a transmission mechanic, a heating and air conditioning installer, and a technical writer for a large corporation. His stories have appeared in various publications including Inwood Indiana and REAL. 

Tyrone Williams was born in Detroit, Michigan and earned his BA, MA, and PhD at Wayne State University. He is the author of a number of chapbooks: Convalescence(1987); Futures, Elections (2004); Musique Noir (2006); and Pink Tie (2011), among others. His full-length collections of poetry include c.c. (2002), On Spec (2008), The Hero Project (2009),Adventures of Pi (2011), and Howell (2011). Williams is the editor of African American Literature: Revised Edition. (2008). He teaches at Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Michael Estes writes and teaches in Louisville, Kentucky. His poems have appeared in Boulevard, Court Green, Catch Up, Margie, The Southeast Review, and elsewhere.

 

Saturday, [9.13.14] McQuixote Books and Coffee Grand Opening !~

Grand OPenin 

Coffee, books, music, poetry, art, food, and more!

Join us to celebrate our grand opening. We’ll be serving up all sorts of delicious beverages. Don’t miss this exciting day!

We’ll have scones, muffins, and more from Flour de Lis Bakery, chocolates from Amore di Mona, and two varieties of Ugo bars.

Performers for the day include:
Christina Howard
Daniel Hardin
Eli Keel
John Sheckler 
Yalonda JD Green
Jake and Jake
and more!

At the same time as this event the Tim Faulkner Gallery will be participating in Open Studio Weekend 2014. You will have an opportunity to see how the gallery and shop work together. For more information on this simultaneous event, please follow this link: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/2014-open-studio-weekend-2/

Fall readings start this week + the radio hour with Adriena Dame [9.4.14]

Thursday on the Radio hour on artFM (1pm EST), I’ll be chatting with Adriena Dame.

Adriena Dame is a military brat whose nomadic home life and extensive travels drive many of the themes she explores in her writing. She is a graduate of Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program, publishes 94 Creations, a literary journal, and teaches college writing and literature courses.

adrienaDame

 

Adriena is also the featured writer for Subterranean Phrases this month (September 10)  and will be backed by the musical stylings of Nick Hill (Phourist and the Photons) http://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/welcome-wild-world-phourist-photons/.

Lara Donnelly will open the evening with a short reading.

 Lara Elena Donnelly is a fantasy writer who hails from southwestern Ohio. She is a graduate of the Alpha SF/F/H Young Writers Workshop and will attend the Clarion Writers Workshop in summer 2012.Her writing is largely historical fantasy, urban fantasy, and fantasy of manners with lots of other things cropping up here and there.

bio from laradonnelly.com.

Here is a recent short fiction publication on Strange Horizons Fiction  http://www.strangehorizons.com/2014/20140707/chopin-f.shtml

open mic slots available.

Decca, 812 e. market st, Louisville, KY

730pm

 

Subterranean Phrases is next week

THIS week the Spalding BFA literary salon kicks off fall readings at Hillbilly Tea with the WORD HOTEL reading release party.  Featuring Kiki Petrosino. September 3, 730pm

Poet Kiki Petrosino was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of an African American mother and an Italian American father. She earned a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of Fort Red Border (2009) and Hymn for the Black

Petrosino spent two years teaching English and Italian at a private school in Switzerland. She co-edits Transom and currently teaches at the University of Louisville.

bio from Poetry Foundation 

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Friday [9.5.14] 5pm-7 at A Reader’s Corner, Leesa Cross Smith- Every Kiss A War- & Ashely Farmer-Beside Myself-  

Q&A by Erin Keane 

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InKY also starts up their 2014/15 season next Friday, September 12th with Tyrone Williams and Lisa Williams. I’ll post more info here next week. Until then, check out there new website. http://louisvilleliterary.wix.com/louliteraryarts

 

Tune in to the radio hour on artFM Thursday at 1pm HERE 

and write on,

Rachel short

 

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Deadlines and Hot Shops [8.28.14]

Lynnell Edwards will be joining me on the radio hour Thursday [8.28.14] with “Kings of the Rock and Roll Hot Shop (Or, What Breaks)” 

Lynnell Major Edwards is the author of three collections of poetry, most recentlyCovet (October, 2011), and also The Farmer’s Daughter (2003) and The Highwayman’s Wife (2007), all from Red Hen Press.  Her short fiction and book reviews have appeared most recently in Connecticut Review, American Book Review, Pleiades, New Madrid, and others. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky where, since 2010 she has been president of  Louisville Literary Arts, a non-profit literary arts organization that sponsors the monthly InKY reading series and The Writer’s Block Festival. She is also Associate Professor of English at Spalding University.  She also teaches creative writing at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and is available for readings and workshops in a variety of settings.

Her Chapbook, “Kings of the Rock and Roll Hot Shop” was released this year by Accent’s Publishing, but was researched intensively at Flame Run Gallery in 2010 at their Market Street location.  Edwards explores all aspects of glassmaking with a concise 17 poems.  All senses. All meditations–From process and history to the methodological clutter and clean up, Edwards paints a full canvas of the art of glass shaping as colorful and beautifully transparent as the glass she describes. 

Tune in Thursday at 1pm on artFM to hear live readings and discussion.  

 

Deadlines Approaching. I repeat. Deadlines: 

September 1stRadar 

Women only 3-6 unpublished poems. 

September 30thNew Southerner

fiction, non-fiction, poetry 

October 1stAmerican Literary Review

short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry 

October 15Writer’s Block

1-3 unpublished poems

***Writers Block will also begin accepting reservations for workshops on September 1st. HERE 

 

write on, 

Rachel short

Thursday on the radio hour: Idris Goodwin [8.21.14] also this week…

Idris Goodwin is an award winning playwright, essayist, and spoken word artist. His play HOW WE GOT ON, developed at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2012 Humana Festival. Nominated for an ATCA Steinberg New Play Award. Critically acclaimed and published by Playscripts, HOW WE GOT ON is being widely remounted across the country. Goodwin was back at Humana Festival this year as co-writer of Remix 38. Upcoming productions include: THIS IS MODERN ART at Steppenwolf Theater and AND IN THIS CORNER: CASSIUS CLAY at StageOne. He holds writing commissions from B Street Theater and InterAct (as recipient of their annual 20/20 Award). Goodwin has been a writer in residence at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor Program, The Kennedy Center and New Harmony Project. Goodwin is a Core Writer with The Playwrights’ Center and a proud member of the Dramatist Guild. An accomplished poet and essayist, his book These Are The Breaks was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s performed on HBO, Discovery Channel, and Sesame Street. Goodwin teaches performance writing and hip hop aesthetics at Colorado College.

Idris will be in-studio with me on Thursday at 1pm reading poems and chatting about his work here in Louisville.  You can stream live from anywhere at artxfm.com 

Also this week, Friday, August 22nd, another reading series/open mic under the radar: 

The Rising Art, Music & Spoken Word Show is an open-mic and arts exhibition series held monthly throughout the summer at The Nature Center at Blackacre Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. Our mission is to give local emerging performing artists, writers, and fine artists a platform to share art, music, and words. No experience is necessary. Come one, come all — share your voice, your art, your music with the world — so let’s start a Rising! FREE and

Open to the Public. Open-mic signups begin at 6:30 pm.

Event Page HERE

Starting in September, The Axton Reading Series, Imaginarium, and much more. Stay tuned and

write on,

Rachel short  

Four events this Friday. FOUR. How will you choose? Also this week: Subterranean Phrases and Cynthia Arrieu-King on the radio hour [8.14.14]

You read it correctly, that’s right, there are four readings in this city on Friday August 15th, FOUR.  How will you choose?  By venue?  Proximity to home? Best chance to get some time on the mic? Potential after party? You could choose by the scheduled feature reading or the host.  Coffee shop or bar?  Tacos?  Money?

Overwhelmed yet?  Let me help you break it down.

 

The new guyNight of the Chupacabra hosted by John Beechem, KeepLouLit former co-host and editor of AmericanFantastic.com 

Venue: Taco Punk [736 e market]  –that’s right, ‘Tacos?’ was not just an attention grabbing ploy, this is actually happening.

Featured sets: Words-John Beechem, Music-Maplex Monk with Dr. Rockwell & DJ Mythos of artxFM.com

Open Mic: Yes

After Party: Yes

Bonus Features: art for sale to benefit American Fantastic (and the artists, of course)

Friday August 15, 6-9 pm –EVENT PAGE nightofthechupacabra

The Cash $$ giveaway: Homegrown Music, Art, and Spoken Word, hosted by Bobbi Buchanan, editor of the New Sou:herner, and Austin Whitely

Venue: Cedar Grove Coffee House, 142 Buffalo Run Road, Shepardsville, KY

Featured sets: Words- Lance Newman & Music- David A. Patrick

Open Mic: Yes, get there early bc this place is always packed.

After Party: No

Bonus Featuressign up for the open mic, stay within the time, and you’re eligible to win Cash $25

Friday, August 15, 6-8pm–EVENT PAGE

Welcome Back: Speak Social hosted by John James, Assistant Poetry Editor at Phantom Limb Press and Adjunct Professor at Bellarmine University, & Sarah Maddix 

Venue: Seidenfaden’s 1134 e Breckenridge Ln 

(Formerly this event was at Java on Bardstown Rd)

Featured Sets Cynthia Arrieu-King, all the way from Philadelphia; Eric Scott Sutherland, from Lexington; and Louisville’s own Marie Coma-Thompson 

Open Mic: no

After Party: In the past, John and Sarah have hosted an after party. They’re parents now, so to my knowledge, no. However, This event takes place at a bar, so party on, Garth, party on.

Bonus Features: I’ll be chatting with CYNTHIA ARRIEU-KING on the radio hour Thursday on artFM, 1pm. Cindy teaches at Stockton College in New Jersey and is a former Kundiman fellow. Her books are People are Tiny in Paintings of China (Octopus Books 2010) and Manifest (Switchback Books 2013). She is a community and educational advocate for poetry through the Dodge Foundation teacher meetings. Her interviews with contemporary poets can be heard on The Conversant, part of The Volta on-line Magazine. Her poems will appear this year in Fence, The Kenyon Review, and Sink Review. She feels like a citizen of the planet and enjoys the connections between major religions and all that unless you ask where she’s from and she’ll say Louisville, Kentucky and from then on, will never let you forget that it is the best place on earth.

Friday, August 15, 7:30–EVENT PAGE 

Under the radar: Charles Dodd White, who’s judging New Southerner’s fiction contest this year, will be in Kentucky this weekend reading from his new novel. You can catch him in Louisville at Carmichael’s this Friday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. or in Lexington at the Morris Bookshop on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m.

I haven’t seen an event page for this and wouldn’t have known of it’s existence had the New Southerner not made a post.  I’m assuming you need to go to the Carmichael’s on Frankfort ave for this one.

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I know Friday night is a great night to go out and maybe that’s why all of these hosts have chosen the same day of the month, but there is NO way you can attend all of these event’s, you’ll have to choose, unfortunately.  To ease the pain, you can attend Subterranean Phrases on Wednesday to double down on readings this week.

Hump Day: Subterranean Phrases hosted by Rachel Short 

Venue: Decca cellar lounge. 812 e. Market st. 

Featured Set: Tony Brewer and his performance troop from Bloomington presenting a radio adaptation of William S. Burroughs, A Junky’s Christmas.  Opening- Leesa Cross-Smith, reading from ‘Every Kiss A War’

Open Mic: Yes 

After Party: not planned 

Bonus Features: Shakespeares Monkey, performance troop from Evansville

Wednesday, August 13, 8p (doors) –EVENT PAGE

 

 thanks for tuning in and 

write on,

Rachel