The Jeffersonville Steamboat days are this weekend, October 17-19, and amongst the Festivities, the Kentuckiana Authors will have a writers block with booths and readings.
I’ll be chatting with 3 more members of this promotional collective this Thursday on the radio hour.
We are still live streaming on artxfm.com, however the FCC has granted us the FM dial 97.1 in the Louisville, KY region. This is a very exciting step for ArtFM, Keep Louisville Literary, and all of the other great programming the station provides.
If you missed last weeks show with Kenutckiana Authors, Atty Eve and Wilhelmina Stone, you can find it HERE along with many other archives of great readings and show.
Here are the bios for the writers I’ll be chatting with Thursday at 1pm
Mysti Parker (pseudonym) is a full time wife, mother of three, and a writer. Her first novel, A Ranger’s Tale was published in January, 2011 by Melange Books, and the second in the fantasy romance series, Serenya’s Song, was published in April 2012. The highly anticipated third book, Hearts in Exile, came out in June 2013. The Tallenmere series has been likened to Terry Goodkind’s ‘Sword of Truth’ series, but is probably closer to a spicy cross between Tolkien and Mercedes Lackey.
Mysti’s other writings have appeared in the anthologies Hearts of Tomorrow, Christmas Lites, and Christmas Lites II. Her flash fiction has appeared on the online magazine EveryDayFiction. She serves as a class mentor in Writers Village University’s seven week online course, F2K. Currently, she’s working on her first historical romance and has two children’s books in the hands of a hard-working agent.
When she’s not writing, Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specfic publication, and is the proud owner of Unwritten, a blog
Yolantha Harrison-Pace was born in Tacoma, Washington, but lived her early childhood in Amarillo, Texas during segregation until her family moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1966. There integration became a part of her everyday life, often just because her family of 7 attended an event or she and one of her 4 brothers were the only African American student in the classroom. This unique legacy of having lived on both sides of the track, segregation and integration, has been influential in her love for and artistic portrayals of her precious home, America. Pace uses her art forms as tools and strategies for supporting her platform of unity through the pursuit of cultural excellence. Her focus group emphasis is under served populations in America and beyond. Yolantha is an advocate for abused family members and advocates especially concerning hate crimes against women and children. She has been a Children’s Ambassador for Haiti since the year 2000. She is a teaching artist, playwright, poet and author and has had her play THE WHOLE SKY premier at Berea College. Her multitude of writings have gleaned her such honors as Poet of the Year, Book of Poetry of the Year, and won her the personal accolade of Humanitarian Author of the year. Her works have gone international through her postings as an adjunct writer for University of Southern California’s Art Institute for Genetic Medicine. In addition, as an Urban Folk Artist, Pace’s primitive Angel dolls are owned by collectors around the world. HER NEWEST RELEASE: UNCLE THAXTER. A children’s book celebrating friends and family of wounded warriors.
Pace has her AA degree from Columbia College, her BFA from University of Texas, Austin and did her Masters work at Penn State University. Her area of study was Theater and the Performing Arts.
Also this week: The Homegrown Art, Music and Spoken Word, hosted by Bobbi Buchanan and Austin Whitely
Ceder Grove Coffee House
Fall is upon us. It’s time to get creepy. It’s time to get scary. The thing that shivers us to our bones the most, however, is lack of creativity. So, let’s put some in the air. Share your love, spread your art, and sip on some mojotastic beverages.
ALL ORIGINAL. NO COVER FEE. $25 Cash Giveaway
**Art by TooLaree**
**Music by XX4II**
Music – Stories – Poems
Bring yours and get in on the act for a chance to win $25 cash!
Open Mic Signups: 6 p.m.
*Due to language and mature themes, the show is recommended for ages 16 and up.