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Kevin Gibson

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206

 

Keep Louisville Weird!

Think of this book as a scavenger hunt of sorts for Kentucky's largest city– covering the strange, the surprising, the silly locales, history, and facts. From the legendary birthplace of the cheeseburger (or so the story goes) to the home of the "Happy Bithday" song. Secret Louisville will serve as the hometown tour guide you didn't know you needed. You won't want to miss this free signing and presentation from the author that brought us 100 Things To Do in Louisville Before You Die, Kevin Gibson. 

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville-based freelance author of Secret LouisvilleHe writes about everything from food, beer, entertainment tourism. You've probably seen his work in LEO Weekly and on InsiderLouisville.com. In his 25 years as a professional writer, he has won numerous journalism awards and is author of Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft (2014).

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Published: Reedy Press - March 30th, 2017

Where would you find a professional recording studio that doubles as a funeral parlor? That would be Louisville. Or a hidden set of steps that connects two key parts of an historic neighborhood? Also Louisville. Or even the last ruins of a once-elite neighborhood of mansions owned by New Orleans millionaires? That would be Louisville as well.


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Published: Reedy Press - April 1st, 2016

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Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Release with James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

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Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Virtual Zoom Event
Louisville, KY 40204

Join us on Monday, October 5th at 6pm as Carmichael's Kids hosts James Patterson and Kwame Alexander in partnership with the Ali Center as they present their new release, Becoming Muhammad Ali!

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.

Synopsis: Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius' family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali.

Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, and vividly brought to life by Dawud Anyabwile's dynamic artwork, Becoming Muhammad Ali captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.

This is a ticketed event. The book must be purchased from Carmichael's Bookstore to receive the Zoom access link.

Zoom access links will be emailed prior to the event. Please note in the comment field that you are purchasing for the event.

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Published: jimmy patterson - October 5th, 2020

From two heavy-hitters in children's literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali.


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Ian Stansel w/ Craig Finn

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Published: Acre Books - September 12th, 2020

Following his acclaimed debut novel, The Last Cowboys of San Geronimo, the eleven stories of Ian Stansel’s Glossary for the End of Days explore today’s cultural and political climate with a disarming blend of speculation and realism.


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Louisville Anthology w/ Erin Keane & Louisville Literary Arts

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event, moderated by Amy Miller of Louisville Literary Arts and hosted by Erin Keane of the Louisville Anthology. 

Register for the event in advance here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/louisville-anthology-w


What is Louisville's identity in the twenty-first century? Is it the Southernmost Midwestern city, the Midwestiest Southern town, or somewhere in between? Living on the border of two regions creates a hybrid sensibility full of contradictions that can be difficult to articulate beyond "from Louisville, not Kentucky." In this collection of evocative essays and poems by natives and transplants, The Louisville Anthology offers locals and visitors a closer look at compelling private and public spaces in an attempt to articulate what defines Louisville beyond--but also inclusive of--its most recognized cultural exports.

Erin Keane has lived in Louisville, where she currently teaches in Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing and works as editor in chief at Salon.com, for more than twenty years. The author of three collections of poems, Keane has also served as an arts reporter and critic for the Courier Journal, Louisville's daily newspaper, and WFPL, Louisville's NPR news station.

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Published: Belt Publishing - September 21st, 2020

What is Louisville's identity in the twenty-first century? Is it the Southernmost Midwestern city, the Midwestiest Southern town, or somewhere in between?


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Fenton Johnson & Julie Marie Wade

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 10th, 2020

A profound meditation on accepting, and celebrating, one’s solitude.


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Published: Mad Creek Books - February 27th, 2020

You have a history, and a body. You are a history, and a body. Your body has (is) a history, too. As a girl, Julie Marie Wade was uninterested in makeup, boy-watching, and other trappings of conventional girlhood, much to her mother’s disappointment.


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Christopher Kimball

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:00pm

This online event includes a special virtual cooking demonstration featuring two recipes from Kimball’s new cookbook, followed by a live question and answer session. The event will take place virtually on Zoom. To attend, purchase Milk Street: Cookish on our website or at your nearest Carmichael’s bookstore location and you will be e-mailed a link with instructions a few days before the event. Your copy will include a signed bookplate.

 

 

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Published: Voracious - October 13th, 2020

Throw together fast, flavorful meals in no time with just a handful of ingredients with 200 highly cookable, delicious, and incredibly simple recipes from the James Beard Award-winning team at Milk Street.

In Cookish, Christopher Kimball and his team of cooks and editors harness the most powerful cooking principles from around the world to create 200 of the simp


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Robert Fieseler w/ Sheri L. Wright

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event with Robert Fieseler and Sheri L. Wright. Register for the event ahead of time here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/robert-fieseler-w-dr--2

 

An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community.

Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and archives, Fieseler creates an indelible portrait of a closeted, blue- collar gay world that flourished before an arsonist ignited an inferno that destroyed an entire community. The aftermath was no less traumatic—families ashamed to claim loved ones, the Catholic Church refusing proper burial rights, the city impervious to the survivors’ needs—revealing a world of toxic prejudice that thrived well past Stonewall. Yet the impassioned activism that followed proved essential to the emergence of a fledgling gay movement. Tinderbox restores honor to a forgotten generation of civil-rights martyrs.

 

Robert W. Fieseler is the 2019 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association "Journalist of the Year" and the acclaimed debut author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation, winner of the 2019 Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime as well as the 2020 Louisiana Literary Award. Queer literary icon Andrew Holleran reviewed the book as "far more than just a history of gay rights," and Michael Cunningham praised it as "essential reading at any time." Fieseler graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia Journalism School and is a recipient of the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. He lives with his husband and dog (a senior Cairn Terrier named Chompers) in New Orleans.

Kentucky Poet Laureate and two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Sheri L. Wright, is the author of seven books of poetry. Her award-winning visual work has been shown throughout the Ohio River Valley. Wright is the producer/director of the documentary Tracking Fire, which chronicles the Up Stairs Lounge fire/Pulse Nightclub shootings - the deadliest mass killings in LGBTQ history in the US.

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Winner • Edgar Award (Best Fact Crime)
Winner • Lambda Literary's Judith A.


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Charles Dodd White

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Published: Swallow Press - October 13th, 2020

A chilling, timely reminder of the moral and human costs of racial hatred.

What happens when a delusional white supremacist and his army of followers decide to create a racially pure “Little Europe” within a rural Tennessee community?


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Nancy Jensen w/ Sena Jeter Naslund (VIRTUAL)

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Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual in-conversation with authors Nancy Jensen and Sena Jeter Naslund! Click here to register for this event. 

About IN OUR MIDST: Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that brought them to America.

ABOUT NANCY JENSEN: Nancy Jensen’s bestselling novel The Sisters was selected by the Independent Booksellers Association as a #1 Indie Next Pick, and included by Kirkus Reviews on its list for Best Fiction of 2011.  She has been awarded an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.  Her first book, Window: Stories and Essays, was published by Fluer-de-Lis Press in 2009.  She teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University, where she also edits The Chaffin Journal.  She shares her home with five rescued cats: Jack, Butch, Sundance, Cache, and Joey.

ABOUT SENA JETER NASLUND: Sena Jeter Naslund, MA, Ph.D., U of Iowa; fiction writer, author of critically-acclaimed, national-bestselling novels Ahab’s Wife; Four Spirits; Abundance, a Novel of Marie-Antoinette, and six others. Naslund served as the first director of creative writing at UofL, where, in 1976, she and students launched The Louisville Review (TLR); she also served as founding Program Director of the Spalding MFA in Writing, 2001-2017. She continues as editor of the independent TLR and its book press, Fleur-de-Lis.

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Published: Dzanc Books - April 28th, 2020

Drawing upon a long-suppressed episode in American history, when thousands of German immigrants were rounded up and interned following the attack on Pearl Harbor, In Our Midst tells the story of one family's fight to cling to the ideals of freedom and opportunity that brought them to America.

Nina and Otto Aust, along with their teenage sons, feel the foundation of their American lives c


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