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 

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  


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