Poetry Writing and Somatics Hybrid Workshops


Produced by Ashley Taylor [River City Revue]

“X: Monstrous Poetics: Abominable Self” designed and led by Jodi Hooper. 10-1 on May 1, 2022 at Riot Cafe.

“Queer Alchemy and the Magical Body” designed and led by Dr. Eric Shoemaker and Aubrielle Whitis. 11-2 on June 18, 2022 at Joe Creason Park.

“Reclaiming Sacred: Writing Sacrilege” designed and led by L. Hart. 10-1 on June 26, 2022 online via Zoom.

“Trauma Release Through Dance: A Group Poetry Retreat” designed and led by Madi Shipman. 12-3 on July 24, 2022 at The Bard’s Town. 


friday   1.31.2020   @8PM

erotic poetry night @ limbo tikibar

Produced by Ashley Taylor [River City Revue]

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.

saturday   11.23.19   @7PM

A night of poetry + art @ Kleinhelter gallery

Produced by Ashley Taylor [River City Revue]

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.

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.

wednesday   9.26.18   @12PM

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.

connect + collaborate

River City Revue now partners with art galleries, non-profit literary organizations, burlesque performers, and various writing groups, reading series, and performing arts groups. Please connect with us if you’d like to be a featured performer, sponsor, or host!