Homegrown this week, more events at McQuixote + Misha Feigin on the radio hour

Misha Feigin is an experimental jazz guitarist with Russian folk influence, he is also a poet, storyteller, and a delightful spirit in our musical and literary community. He has recently released a new book of musings that only Misha’s vast collection of intellect and character could conjure.

Let us go then you and I on a road trip of the mind with Russian born poet Misha Feign. Standing on the outside of our culture looking in at what Henry Miller called “the air conditioned nightmare,” Feign has written a series of stories which help us view what might be familiar with fresh eyes.
Harold Maier, the founder of Twice Told Books

Tune in Thursday to artxfm.com to hear live readings and music by Misha Feigin plus we’ll chat about his adventures.

Events this week:

Today at 8:00pm – 11:00pm [12.17.14]
https://www.facebook.com/events/751443371576205/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Al’s Bar of Lexington
601 N Limestone, Lexington, Kentucky 40508

Holler 79 features the debut of plumberries press founding editor, Edwin R. Perry and Chelsea Tadeyeske, proprietress of pitymilk press, author of several books including Totem. Also joining us will be Athens Word of Mouth managing director and author of Robot Cosmetics, Alx Johns. Electric Super Sex, a Morphine tribute lead by Nathan Pendleton (of Sundog Revival) will provide the tunes. Help us celebrate the ending of another fruitful year. Open mic kicks it off at 8pm.

Friday:

Friday at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cedar Grove Coffee House

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142 Buffalo Run Rd, Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165
Deck the walls with all things local. Drink up our good energy. Get in on the good vibes. Calling all homies! It’s our holiday show. Give gifts that mean something. Buy local stuff from our artisans market–books, CDs, artwork, and more. Come for the featured guests. Come for the open mic. Grab a cup of hot chocolate. Be one of the dreamers, the creators, the game-changers. We’re setting Bullitt County on fire!

ALL ORIGINAL. NO COVER FEE. $25 Cash Giveaway

DOUBLE FEATURE!
**Music by Nathan Strange**
**Spoken Word by Jean Kinsey**

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.

Friday at 6:00pm

McQuixote Books & Coffee
1512 Portland Ave Suite #1, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

We are excited to announce Portland native and author, Brenda Duffey, will be in the shop this winter reading and signing her book, The Peacemaker. Brenda is a regular at our counter and a lifelong writer.

The Peacemaker is historical fiction at its finest. The story begins in 1720 and follows “over ten generations of descendants as they struggle to restore the vision of the Peacemaker and end the continuing cycles of war and famine. It is the story of an American family that loses its connection to the values that made them strong and the efforts to restore those values.”

Join us for a night of local literature with one of our newest friends, Brenda Duffey.

Saturday 8-10pm

McQuixote Books & Coffee
1512 Portland Ave Suite #1, Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Brandon B Shatter Harrison is throwing a slam at McQuixote Books & Coffee and you need to be there! Come see talented slam poets from all over. People are coming from different states so if you’re in Louisville there’s no reason to miss this. Expect standing room only.

You don’t need a chair anyway. Just open ears, open hearts, and an open soul.

The most intense poetry show of the year: The Winter Soul-Spit Slam. The best in Kentucky, St. Louis, Georgia, and beyond will be coming out for the grand prize of $125, the trophy and bragging rights!!!! #whowilltakethegold #shatterseason #iluvbshatter

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Write on,

Rachel Short

Portland Poetry Series and InKY: This Friday Dec, 12 ++ Party with ArtFM on Saturday!

FRIENDS & FANS OF ARTxFM ~

On October 10, 2014 the Federal Communications Commission awarded a Construction Permit to  ART FM, Inc. for the development of a new broadcast station. Our assigned frequency is 97.1 FM and we will soon be audible over the air in Louisville, Kentucky U.S.A.

We are beyond thrilled by this exciting opportunity for our nonprofit radio station.   While we are have been amazed by the power of online broadcasting to carry our voices around the world, we look forward to the ease and accessibility with which FM transmission will connect us with our local community.

ARTxFM will soon be the first terrestrial radio station in America committed to providing contemporary artists access to the airwaves for creative and experimental use.  There are still many steps we must take, however, before launching our FM signal.  Soon we will be selecting and installing our transmitter, hoisting our antenna, and conducting engineering tests to assure the Federal Government that we are in compliance with all broadcasting regulations.  Once we do so, the FCC will issue our FM License and we will be free to broadcast around the clock on 97.1 in Louisville.

To reach this stage quickly we need the support of our community.  We anticipate fundraising events over the next few months and we hope you will participate in the tower raising. This foundational period is an exciting time to get involved with our broadcasting project and become a member of ARTxFM.  You can learn more about these opportunities through our website:  http://www.artxfm.com/membership/

As we move toward the FM dial, expect the same great ARTxFM programming now enjoyed online to continue uninterrupted.  We are so proud of all of our DJs and have great confidence in each of their unique shows.  While we have been impatient for the grant of our FM Permit, we are thankful that the past two years of online broadcasting have provided us with the tools and experience necessary to bring our station confidently into the Big Time.

After such work and such a very long wait, it is still completely unbelievable that we have our own FM signal!!!   We are extremely grateful to the FCC and to everyone who worked hard to make this happen.

From idea to reality ARTxFM Board Members Tim Barnes, John Begley, Kyle Anne Citrynell, Margue Esrock, Mathias Kolehmainen, Leslie Millar, John Papanek, and Anna Tatman have steered our nonprofit organization from its inception to this very exciting historical moment.  Our FM application could not have been completed without assistance of our Engineers and FCC Advisers Michi Bradley of RecNet, Will Floyd of the Prometheus Radio Project, and Todd Urich, Jeff Shaw and Clay Leander of Common Frequency.  We are deeply grateful to Sound Technicians Sean Selby, Brian McMahan, and Norman Stockwell who got our station online and keep it sounding so good.  Their talent and humility is startling.  Heartfelt appreciation also goes the many talented DJs that bring the station to life each day with their music, their ideas, and their diversity.  We are so thankful also for our dedicated listeners and supporters, especially those of you who have believed in us since the beginning, and those of you who stream us in everyday.  You are AMAZING and ARTxFM would be nothing without you.

Thank you all and congratulations.  97.1 FM Louisville.  This great accomplishment is yours.

Sincerely,
Sharon

 

Two Events this Friday, Dec. 12 :

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On Friday, December 12th join Louisville Literary Arts for InKY at the Bard’s Town, at 1801 Bardstown Road, for an evening of literary entertainment. One note, Richard Taylor has unexpectedly had to cancel.
– OPEN MIC
– FEATURED InKY readers, poet, Makalani Bandele, fiction by Martha Greenwald and poetry by special guest, Marie Coma.
– Open Mic sign-ups begin at 6:45, and the Open Mic reading will begin at exactly 7 PM.
Makalani Bandele is a member of the Affrilachian Poets and a Cave Canem fellow, his work is forthcoming or can be found in print or online in literary magazines and journals such as Sou’wester, Barely South Review, The New Sound, Louisville Review, The Platte Valley Review, and Prime Number Magazine. He is a 2012 and 2013 Pushcart prize nominee, Ernest Sandeen Poetry Prize and Literary LEO 1st Prize in Poetry winner. Hellfightin’, published by Willow Books in 2011, is his first full-length book of poems.
Martha Greenwald’s collection of poems, Other Prohibited Items, was the winner of the 2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in The Threepenny Review, Slate, Poetry, Best New Poets, The Sycamore Review, Shenandoah, and many other journals. She has held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and been awarded scholarships from both the Breadloaf and Sewanee Writers Conferences. Greenwald has also held an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. Works in progress include Shivah Bullies, a memoir, and Well, Bless His Heart, a collection of short fiction. She has taught in the English Department at the University of Louisville since 1999.
Marie Coma is a writer, painter, and yoga teacherss. She is interested in expanding consciousness through meditation and creative practices. She lives with her husband, Kyle, who is also a writer, and their 3 giant, Buddha-like black and white cats.

 

Portland Poetry Series https://www.facebook.com/events/345193358996257/

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Join us for a night of poetry. The cast in this troupe come from all reaches and walks of life. They promise to climb treehouses, build model airplanes, hole up in tenements in cold cities, and drink cheap brandy on street corners with you through the course of the night.

Aside from our featured poets there will be a “Reading from the Canon” to acknowledge we are always standing on the shoulders of giants. There will also be three 5 minute open mic slots. These three poets will be competing for a spot as a featured poet in a future Portland Poetry Series event.

Light snack options will be provided by Gumby’s Specialty Catering.

Sheri Wright, Dr. Yoshev Omed, Tyler Curth, Chelsea Tadeyeske, & Edwin R. Perry are our featured guests.

Two-time Pushcart Prize and Kentucky Poet Laureate nominee, Sheri L. Wright is the author of six books of poetry, including the most recent, The Feast of Erasure.
Wright’s visual work has appeared in numerous journals, including Blood Orange Review, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journal and Subliminal Interiors. In 2012, Ms. Wright was a contributer to the Sister Cities Project Lvlds: Creatively Linking Leeds and Louisville. Her photography has been shown across the Ohio Valley region and abroad. Currently, she is working on her first documentary film, Tracking Fire.

Dr. Yoshev Omed is an albino dwarf of Greenland Inuit and Norwergian descent who was adopted by Hasidic Jews as a child and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Multilingual, he is fluent in English, French, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and Esperanto. A Talmudic scholar and an acknowledged expert in Medieval Scholastic Philosophy, Dr. Omed is the author of The Atheist Qaballah.

Tyler Curth is a senior in Spalding University’s BFA in creative writing program. He won second prize in Sarabande Books’ Flo Gault Poetry Competition and was an ESU scholar to study at Oxford University’s 2013 Creative Writing Summer School. His work has appeared in 94 Creations and Word Hotel.

Chelsea Tadeyeske is the author of the chapbooks HEELDRAGGER (plumberries press, 2012) and TOTEM (plumberries press, 2013), co-author with Cynthia Spencer of THERE EXISTS…(plumberries press, 2012), proprietress of pitymilk press (pitymilkpress.wordpresss.com), and co-organizer of the Midwest Small Press Festival. Her work has been published in places such as Everyday Genius, Burdock Magazine, OxMag, Drupe Fruits, Humble Humdrum Cotton Frock, and others. She is currently pursuing her MA in poetry at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

Edwin R. Perry is a multidisciplinary artist, curator and community organizer from the midwest. he is the founding editor of plumberries press and his work has appeared in such places as Sawbuck, Cannot Exist, Burdock and others.

 

Contact me for bookings on the radio hour at keeplouisvilleliterary@yahoo.com

write on,

Rachel Short

Ekphrasis with A Narrow Fellow on the radio hour + this weeks events

This Thursday on artXfm at 1pm I’ll be chatting with Mark Lee Webb and Deborah Hazlett about their collaborative efforts on the newest issue of A Narrow Fellow.  Mark, the editor of Narrow Fellow, selected N D Hazlett to create works of art based on the poems selected for the issue.

“Deborah Hazlett enjoyed fifteen years of costume work in New York, where her experiences ran the gamut from shopper to dyer and painter to designer’s assistant to costume designer. As a member of USA Local 829, she had the pleasure of designing and styling clothes for over thirty television, film, theatre and commercial productions. Today,she applies her design talents to dressing up the pages of the theatre journal TD&T and books published by Broadway Press. Her award- winning paintings have been exhibited in regional and national shows in and around Louisville, KY.”

The release party for the event is this Friday, 7pm, Open Gallery. Event PAGE 

‘A NARROW FELLOW Fall 2014 Launch Party and Show: “Revealing The Art of Poetry” featuring the art of N D Hazlett and poems from the Fall 2014 issue of A NARROW FELLOW Friday December 5 7p-11p at The Open Gallery, 2801 S. Floyd Louisville KY. Live music, bar, poetry, art, and friends. Come and party with us!!!!”

Other events this week:

Tomorrow: Wednesday, December 3rd, 7pm : Spalding BFA salon at Hillbilly Tea featuring:  Merle Bachman, Adriena Dame, Lynnell Edwards, and Makalani Bandele.

Spalding BFA salon at Hillbilly Tea featuring:  Merle Bachman, Adriena Dame, Lynnell Edwards, and Makalani Bandele.

Spalding BFA

 

 

On Friday, December 5th, you’ll have to make a choice between ‘Reveling the Art of Poetry’, The A Narrow Fellow release and a reading at McQuixote Books and Coffee, a evening with the Bone Man. Event PAGE

Friend and poet, Ron Whitehead, will proffer up his unmistakable blend of poetry and inspiration to us this night. His words are built from the workings of clocks and limestone rocks.

Select a coffee or tea suitable to your mood and turn an ear to the Bone Man. Be ready for a ride through the hills of Kentucky to the fjords of Scandinavia.

Friday, December 5th, 6pm at McQuixote Books and Coffee.

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Keep Louisville Literary is always looking for guests for the radio hour on artFM of local and regional writers, editors, publishers, agents, etc. to chat about their work in preparation for readings or release dates. Please contact Rachel Short at keeplouisvilleliterary@yahoo.com for booking.

 

Write on,

Rachel Short