friday   12.18.2020   @7pm est

the muses mouth @ riot cafe

Produced by Arte Chambers + Gean Velveteen.
The Muses Mouth provides a space for individuals to share their stories & experiences while inspiring & supporting one another thru the art of poetry and performance. 
Email: musesmouth@gmail.com 

574 South 4th Street Louisville KY

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monday   11.30.2020   @7PM est

Lipstick university poetry reading

Created by Rheonna Nicole.
Come celebrate the poetry of special guests spoken word artists and poets who have completed the first class of Lipstick University, a program offered by Lipstick Wars Poetry Slam in partnership with Louisville Literary Arts.
Suggested donation: $5.00 All donations support the next session of Lipstick University, coming this winter.

Online Event.

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sunday   10.11.2020   @3pm est

kSPS Annual conference: Featured reading

Produced by the Kentucky State Poetry Society (to inspire, encourage, and develop Kentucky poets). Annual Conference: writing workshops, panels, readings, open mics, & more. Keynote: Maurice Manning.

Online event. 

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thursday   6.18.2020   @6PM est

Spalding at 21c: Voice and vision

Spalding University MFA in Writing 2020 Lit Series.

This June reading will feature a variety of readers representing different genres as well as celebrate Pride Month. The readers include Nickole Brown, Brian Leung, Ashley Taylor, Julie Marie Wade and Keith S. Wilson. Lynnell Edwards emcees.

21c Museum Hotel 700 W Main Louisville KY.

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sunday   2.16.2020   @6pm est

The Muses mouth: Female spoken word

Produced by The Muses Mouth and hosted by Gean Velveteen. Safe + supportive open mic space for women and femme to share their stories and experiences while connecting with each other via poetry and performance. Fierce + open. 

Tim Faulkner Gallery 991 Logan Street Louisville KY.

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friday   1.31.2020   @8PM est

erotic poetry night @ limbo tikibar

Produced by River City Revue + Keep Poetry Weird.

Hosted by the Headmistress of Titty Tiki Tuesdays, Tangerine Tease, Ethel Loveless. Erotic poems by V. Leon, Megan Pillow, Danika Isdahl, Dean Velveteen, Wilma Shakesqueer, Emily Dykeinson, and Isiah Fish as ‘Sloppy Joe.’ 

Limbo TikiBar 411 W Chestnut Louisville KY.

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saturday   11.23.19   @7PM est

A night of poetry + art @ Kleinhelter gallery

Produced by River City Revue + Keep Poetry Weird.

Co-Hosted w/ Eric Shoemaker of Poetry Is. Ekphrastic poems by Kristi Maxwell, Danika Isdahl, Amy M. Miller, Josh Christian, Natalie Snyder, and Kay Shamblin. 

Kleinhelter Gallery 701 E 8th Street New Albany IN.

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saturday   11.16.19

ekphrastic Performance @ the writer’s block festival

Poetry Is developed a self-led ekphrastic workshop and collaborative, musical experience for the Louisville Literary Arts Writer’s Block Festival. Performance by Eric Shoemaker, Ashley Taylor, Isiah Fish, Tyler W. Curth, Maxfield Sparrow, and Low Hale.

Huff Art Gallery of Spalding University Library. 853 Library Lane Louisville KY.

Poetry Is

Wednesday   10.23.19   @7PM est

“in other words” poetry workshop reading + exhibit

Louisville Literary Arts community workshop. Sponsored by Kentucky Humanities. Designed and led by Ashley Taylor. Words by Diane Cruze, Katy Harvey, Andrea Hansen, Kay Shamblin, and Jodi Hooper.

ART x FM’s WXOX Flight Deck Gallery 515 W Breckinridge Louisville KY.

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sunday   10.20.19   @6pm est

The Muses mouth: Female spoken word

Produced by The Muses Mouth and hosted by Gean Velveteen. Safe + supportive open mic space for women and femme to share their stories and experiences while connecting with each other via poetry and performance. Fierce + open. 

Tim Faulkner Gallery 991 Logan Street Louisville KY.

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thursday   9.5.19   @6PM est

queer poetry + story slam

Queer Kentucky and Nanny Goat Books’ first ever Poetry and Story slam, hosted by Sarah Gardiner. Bring your favorite pillow and blanket and curl up with like-minded people of all sorts and sizes expressing their art. This will be a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to mix and mingle. 
If you would like to participate, please email contact@queerkentucky.com.

Nanny Goat Books 218 S Clay Louisville KY.

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tuesday   8.13.19   @7PM est

kmac poetry slam

Hosted by Lance G. Newman and produced by Maxwell Mitchell of MaxwellSounds.

Slam performances by Ariel Owens, Ashley Taylor, Katie Marcsik, David Moore, Luther, Samuel Son, and more. 

KMAC Museum 715 W Main Louisville KY.

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thursday   12.20.18   @7PM est

Surface Noise with Citizen lit

Citizen Lit officially comes to Louisville with a reading featuring poet and founder of the River City Revue reading series, Ashley Taylor + the Citizen Lit team of Aubrie Cox and Jim Warner. 

Surface Noise 600 Baxter Ave Louisville KY.

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monday   10.8.18   @6PM est

flying out loud: October

Produced by Flying Out Loud and hosted by Steve Cambron. Words by Ashley Taylor, Christopher Kempf, and Corey Van Landingham + open mic. 

Sunergos 2122 S Preston Louisville KY.

Flying Out Loud

wednesday   9.26.18   @12PM est

queer writers showcase

Curated and hosted by Ashley Taylor, facilitator of UofL’s LGBTQ Creative Writing Group. Words by Adam Yeich, Elizabeth Glass, J.R. Morris, Max Burch, Kay Shamblin, Mackenzie McCamish, Madi Gwyn, Sonja de Vries, Jardana Peacock, Danika Isdahl, Ashley Taylor, and Eric Shoemaker.

Grand Hall @ The Speed Art Museum 2035 S 3rd Louisville KY.

LGBTQ Creative Writing Group @ UofL