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    Margaret Atwood, author of such lauded books as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Blind Assassin, delivered a series of lectures at Cambridge University on writing. These lectures were compiled into a book entitled Negotiations with the Dead. It is a fantastic resource for writers active or aspiring, or even just for people who love to read and want to know more about the writing craft. One of the lectures talks about the relationship between the reader and the writer, and it’s heady stuff. One of the points she makes is that the reader should not make the mistake of implicitly associating an author’s work with the author him/herself.

    However, there is something appealing about getting to experience first-hand the source from which art springs, and it is for this reason that you would do well to head to The Bard’s Town tonight, December 12, for this month’s installation of the InKY Reading Series, presented by Louisville Literary Arts on the second Friday of every month. Tonight’s event features three writers:

    +Makalani Bandele, a Cave Canem fellow and member of the Affrilachian poets. His work can be found in numerous literary publications, as well as in his book Hellfightin’. Bandele will be sharing his poetry.

    +Martha Greenwald, winner of the 2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Series. She is currently working on a memoir entitled Shivah Bullies and a collection of short fiction, Well, Bless His Heart. Greenwald will be reading from her fiction.

    +Marie Coma, a meditation enthusiast who, along with writing, also paints and teaches yoga. Coma will be reading poetry.

    The night will begin at 7:00 with open mic readings, so if you have work you’re dying to share with the community, arrive by 6:45 for signups. The scheduled authors will begin reading at 7:30.

    The Bard’s Town is located at 1801 Bardstown Road. Complete information about the InKY Reading Series can be found at the Louisville Literary Arts website.

    Photo courtesy of Louisville Literary Arts.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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