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Flora K. Schildknecht & Annette Allen

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Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Flora K. Schildknecht has published fiction in The Louisville Review, 2nd & Church, The Chaffin Journal, and Sisyphus. Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart prize. She earned an MFA from Spalding University, where she studied fiction and screenwriting. Her love of travel has taken her to Japan, Tanzania, Argentina, Mexico, Great Britain, and to Scandinavia and much of Europe. She lives with her husband and their son in Louisville, Kentucky, and teaches at Bellarmine University.
She and her family often enjoy weekends at their condo in the Lakeview East neighborhood of Chicago.

Annette Allen is the author of two books of poetry: Country of Light, which recieved the Lee Witte Award, and What Vanishes, which was awarded the Dr. Guy Award by the Winston-Salem Arts Council. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, she is the recipient of three statewide arts council poetry awards, and recently, a Poetry Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council for 2018-19.

Megafauna: Stories and Screenplay Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780996012027
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Published: Louisville Review Corp. and Fleur-de-Lis Pres - November 1st, 2018

Bad choices, deliberate and otherwise, compose the terrain. The dark side of the human heart is in full nuanced display here. It is nothing short of wonderful to see the anger and self-regard of girls and women fully mounted

-Julie Brickman, What Birds Can Only Whisper


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Published: Negative Capability Press - January 14th, 2019

With depth, warmth, and a piquant play of detail, Annette Allen's splendid volume of new and selected poems, The Cruel Radiance of What Is, richly fulfills a life's work in poetry. All the contradictions and ambiguities of her title, both
brilliance and the possibility of harm, vibrate with what it means to be alive in these readable--and re-readable--poems.


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Brian Haara

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Brian Haara is a Louisville attorney who found a way to combine his passions for law, bourbon, and history. He is co-managing partner of the local business litigation law firm, Tachau Meek PLC, he writes about bourbon history and law on his blog Sipp’n Corn, and was featured in the documentary Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon. For more information about the author visit brianhaara.com.

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By Brian F. Haara, Fred Minnick (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781640120853
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Published: Potomac Books - November 1st, 2018

Bourbon whiskey has made a surprising contribution to American legal history. Tracking the history of bourbon and bourbon law illuminates the development of the United States as a nation, from conquering the wild frontier to rugged individualism to fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to solidifying itself as a nation of laws.


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James Higdon

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

James Higdon is a native of Lebanon, Kentucky, where he was educated by the Sisters of Loretto. He holds degrees from Centre College, Brown University, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of “The Cornbread Mafia,” and works as a freelance journalist with bylines in POLITICO Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Esquire Magazine, and The Washington Post. He lives in Louisville.

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Published: Holland Brown Books - December 15th, 2018

The Nearly Forgotten History of Portland, Kentucky is the true story of the creation of the independent town below the falls of the Ohio that is now a resurgent neighborhood on the northwest end of Louisville.


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Chris McGreal

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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In AMERICAN OVERDOSE: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts investigative journalist Chris McGreal scrutinizes these questions by calling to account the people Americans look to protect them yet who catastrophically failed to address the crisis as the bodies piled up year after year. In parallel with heartrending insights into the devastation of opioids on families and communities, McGreal homes in on the role of Big Pharma as it poured millions of dollars into discrediting the evidence that mass prescribing was creating an epidemic. Above all, AMERICAN OVERDOSE exposes how a greedy drug industry spent years coopting and corrupting Congress, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the medical establishment into colluding in the tragedy.

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Mickey Hess

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Born in rural Kentucky, Mickey Hess grew up listening to the militant rap of Public Enemy while living in a place where the state song still included the word “darkies.” Listening to hip-hop made Hess think about what it meant to be white, while the environment in small-town Kentucky encouraged him to avoid or even mock such self-examination.

With America’s history of cultural appropriation, we’ve come to mistrust white people who participate deeply in black culture, but backing away from black culture is too easy a solution. As a white professor with a longstanding commitment to teaching hip-hop music and culture, Hess argues that white people have a responsibility to educate themselves by listening to black voices and then teach other whites to face the ways they benefit from racial injustices.

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Published: Ig Publishing - December 18th, 2018

Born in rural Kentucky, Mickey Hess grew up listening to the militant rap of Public Enemy while living in a place where the state song still included the word "darkies." Listening to hip-hop made Hess think about what it meant to be white, while the environment in small-town Kentucky encouraged him to avoid or even mock such self-examination.


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Jessica Hopper

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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes drawn from 2004 through 2009, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night. And, along the way, she creates an homage to vibrant corners of the city that have been muted by sleek development. A book birthed in the amber glow of Chicago streetlamps, Night Moves is about a transformative moment of cultural history—and how a raw, rebellious writer found her voice.

 

Jessica Hopper, Chicago, Illinois, is a music critic and the author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic. In a career spanning more than twenty years, Hopper has earned acclaim as a provocative, fearless writer on topics ranging from the male myopia of emo music to the ways in which commercial success may have saved Indie Rock. She was formerly the Editorial Director at MTV News, and an editor at Pitchfork and Rookie. Her essays have appeared in Best Music Writing for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011, and her writing appears in New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, Buzzfeed, and Bookforum among others. Her book The Girls's Guide to Rocking was named one of 2009's Notable Books For Young Readers by the American Library Association.
 

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Published: University of Texas Press - September 18th, 2018

Written in taut, mesmerizing, often hilarious scenes, Night Moves captures the fierce friendships and small moments that form us all. Drawing on her personal journals from the aughts, Jessica Hopper chronicles her time as a DJ, living in decrepit punk houses, biking to bad loft parties with her friends, exploring Chicago deep into the night.


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Paul Alan Ruben

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

In his newly released short story collection, Terms of Engagement: Stories of The Father and Son, Paul Alan Ruben portrays father and son as intimate enemies, each yearning to be understood, acknowledged, and validated by the other. These nine stories take place in collision territory—where father and son engage one another in uncertain terms, both desperately trying to repair the emotional damage that has led to their alienation.

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ISBN: 9781642552072
Published: Alison Larkin Presents - October 20th, 2018

"A quiet lyricism emerges from these stories and it serves to underscore their emotional impact. Ruben can touch you deeply--and he can break your heart."

--T. C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author


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Daniel Meyer

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Come to Carmichael's the day after Halloween to extend your spooky fun! We'll host Daniel Meyer, author of Kentucky Haunts, who'll talk about the ghosts and haunted sites of Kentucky.

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Great American Read Watch Party

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm
1601 Story Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

In the spring the PBS miniseries "The Great American Read" set out to determine America's best loved novel. Multiple themed shows and thousands of votes later, the winner will be revealed in this final show. Come join us for tasty treats and adult beverages!

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Carmichael's Love Poetry: Mitchell Douglas

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Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Mitchell L. H. Douglas is the author of dying in the scarecrow’s arms, \blak\ \al-fə bet\, winner of the Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, an NAACP Image Award and Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee. In her review of dying in the scarecrow’s arms in the April 2018 issue of O: The Oprah Magazine, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith says Douglas’ latest is among a crop of recent poetry collections that “deliver truth with originality and grace.”

His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (University of Georgia Press), The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop(Haymarket Books), Crab Orchard Review, and Ninth Letter, and  among others. He is a cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets, a Cave Canem graduate, and Associate Professor of English at IUPUI.

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