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Joseph-Beth Booksellers announced re-structuring under Chapter 11

The Joseph-Beth Group (with its first store founded in Lexington, Kentucky in 1986), has announced re-structuring under Chapter 11, though owner Neil Van Uum reports the flagship Lexington store will continue as the group’s focus. Their announcement reads in part: […]

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National Novel Writing Month

This story appears on page 4 of the November 11 edition of Ace.BY BIANCA SPRIGGS A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.—Franz KafkaIn

Kentucky Great Writers: Holly Goddard Jones at Carnegie Center

The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects Carnegie Center students with authors in an intimate atmosphere. Tonight's event starts at 7 pm (October 12), at the Carnegie

Holler If You Hear Me: Holler Poets

BY BIANCA SPRIGGSIn the midst of all the fanfare surrounding WEG, I daresay that this is the perfect opportunity to remind folks that for many, the Bluegrass isn't

‘Staggering Genius’ Dave Eggers at the University of Kentucky

 “I wish that you — you personally and every creative individual and organization you know — will find a way to directly engage with a public

Kentucky Women Writers Conference, featuring C.E. Morgan and Diane Ackerman

Presenters at this year's Kentucky Women Writers conference include Diane Ackerman, Jennifer Chang, Sue Halpern, C.E. Morgan, Simone Muench, Heather Sellers, Patricia Smith, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, Valerie Wilson-Wesley.The

Wild Women of Poetry

BY BIANCA SPRIGGS “Wild women don’t get the blues,” Francine Reed wails on Lyle Lovett’s Live in Texas album. I

David Sedaris at Louisville’s Kentucky Center

"Everybody's got an eye for something. The only difference is that I carry around a notebook in my front pocket."--David Sedaris, interview with Missouri Review David Sedaris

Isaac Murphy Everybody Reads, Kentucky

Kentucky's new statewide literacy project -- Isaac Murphy: Everybody Reads -- will coincide with the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Kentucky author and UK professor Frank X Walker has

Now Reading: UK professor Erik Reece on Lexington in Garden and Gun

[Thanks to KY political blog Barefoot & Progressive for the tip.] UK writing professor and Lexington author Erik Reece contributes a City Portrait of Lexington in the August/September issue



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