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 guy: Night 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
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 Features: sign 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.
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