Novelist Creates Own Drinking Game at Readings

Louisville author Patrick Wensink has discovered one simple strategy to help people pay attention during book tour readings. He’s made a drinking game out of his. “I’ve always felt like the worst part of a book reading is the book reading,” says Wensink. “I’m as guilty as anybody. I’ve sort of zoned out in the… Continue reading Novelist Creates Own Drinking Game at Readings

Surreal Play Introduces Kids to Magritte

Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte was known for his playful use of mystery–men in overcoats and bowler hats floating, an apple or a boulder suspended in mid-air. Sometimes silly, always evocative, he captured the imagination of art lovers of all ages. Alley Theater for Young Audiences will finish a run of Barry Kornhauser’s “This Is… Continue reading Surreal Play Introduces Kids to Magritte

Looking for Lilith Celebrates 10 Years with Motherhood Play

Louisville’s Looking for Lilith Theatre Company celebrates a decade of productions with a staged reading of a new play, “Becoming Mothers,” and a revue of old favorites titled “10 Years, 7 Stories.” The shows open Thursday and run in repertory at The Bard’s Town through June 10. Looking for Lilith is a feminist theater ensemble… Continue reading Looking for Lilith Celebrates 10 Years with Motherhood Play

Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’

Two Indian wrestling champions become business and political pawns in “Lion and Panther in London.” A young man looks for hints about his father’s death in handwriting samples in “The Scriptological Review: A Last Letter from the Editor.” A woman applies to be matched with a dead man in “Girl Marries Ghost.” Author Tania James’… Continue reading Strange and Beautiful Ghosts: Tania James’ ‘Aerogrammes’

21C, Flyover Film Festival to Screen Documentary on Performance Artist Abramovic

When filmmaker Jeff Dupre met legendary performance artist Marina Abramovic at a dinner party a year before her groundbreaking career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, he had a vague idea of who she was (the artist who once walked the Great Wall of China) and a healthy dose of skepticism about performance art.… Continue reading 21C, Flyover Film Festival to Screen Documentary on Performance Artist Abramovic

Arts Funding Cut $50,000 in Mayor’s Budget

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s proposed budget includes a reduction in overall funding for arts and cultural organizations. The city budget allocates half a million dollars to 32 arts, cultural assets and parks agencies, down more than $50,000 from the last fiscal year. The Louisville Ballet took an 80 percent cut in funding from the city.… Continue reading Arts Funding Cut $50,000 in Mayor’s Budget

Speed Museum Independence Exhibit Includes Rare Declaration Replica

Visitors to the Speed Art Museum will get a bonus history lesson this summer. A rare limited edition 19th century copy of the original Declaration of Independence will go on display in an independence-themed exhibit Saturday. By 1820, the original Declaration of Independence had already started to deteriorate. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams commissioned a… Continue reading Speed Museum Independence Exhibit Includes Rare Declaration Replica

‘Hush’ Author Woodson Headlines Spalding Festival of Writing

Acclaimed children’s book author Jacqueline Woodson will speak this week at Spalding University. Woodson is the award-winning author of more than 20 books for children and young adults, which have been honored by the Newbery, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King awards. As the Diane M. Raab Distinguished Writer in Residence, Woodson headlines Spalding’s Festival of… Continue reading ‘Hush’ Author Woodson Headlines Spalding Festival of Writing

Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Leung

Louisville novelist Brian Leung is the recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation’s outstanding mid-career novelist award. Lambda is the premiere organization honoring both individual books by and the careers of LGBT authors. Leung, the director of the University of Louisville’s creative writing program, is the author of one short story collection and two novels. His… Continue reading Lambda Literary Foundation Honors Leung