The spring season of the Axton Reading Series kicks off this Thursday, 3pm, at the University of Louisville.
Sayed Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it Be Morning and Person Singular, winner of the Berstein Prize. Kashua also writes a satirical weekly column in Hebrew for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. In a humorous, tongue-in-cheek style, Kashua addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV show Arab Labor(Avoda Aravit), now in its third season. In 2004 Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in Literature. He is also the subject of the documentary Forever Scared.
Kashua’s presentation at UofL is entitled “The Foreign Mother Tongue: Living and Writing as a Palestinian in Israel.” His visit is co-sponsored by the Program in Judaic Studies in the Division of Humanities.
Presentation: Thursday, 2/12, 3:00PM-5:00PM, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library
Master Class: Friday, 2/13, 10:00Am-Noon, Bingham Humanities 300
LYNN MELNICK is the author of If I Should Say I Have Hope (YesYes Books, 2012) and the co-editor, with Brett Fletcher Lauer, of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015). Her poetry has appeared in The New Republic, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in Opium and Forklift, Ohio and she has written essays and book reviews for Boston Review, Coldfront, LA Review of Books, and Poetry Daily, among others.
DEBORAH BERNHARDT is the author of Driftology (New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM, 2013) and Echolalia (Four Way Books, 2006). Her poetry has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Barrow Street, columbia poetry review, Court Green, Cue, Fence, Free Verse, New American Writing, The Offending Adam, Trickhouse, TYPO, Verse Daily, Volt, and elsewhere.
JEREMY CLARK was born and raised west of the 9th Street Divide. He recently graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Pan-African Studies. In 2014, he was chosen to attend the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, and his work is forthcoming in PLUCK! and Callaloo.
Thursday, on the radio hour on artxfm.com, I’ll be chatting with Lance G. Newman, 1pm EST
Word Play (Activities)
WHY & HOW…
“Children and adults alike enthusiastically embrace poetry through SpreadLove poetry workshops. Dissecting both written & oral tradition Mr. SpreadLove, Lance G Newman II, instructors his students to read and write poetry with a greater understanding of poetical devices.
Exploration of poetical devices such as: wordplay, alliteration, personification, metaphors, satire among many other techniques are used to compose original works. After participants compose their written poetry they are able to learn memorization and stage presence techniques.
Spoken-word poetry derives from folklore which is the art of storytelling. Not only has humanity’s history been vividly recorded by such method but challenging qualms and also affirmations of hope. Spreadlove is certain that you have a story to share.”
Tune in to artFm on Thursday at 1pm to hear about the status on the grant proposal, some spoken word pieces, and how he’s keeping louisville Literary.