August 27, 2014
This month’s show features the debut of Ada Limón, author of Sharks in the Rivers and Bloomington’s Tony Brewer, author of Hot Type Cold Read. Lexington MC, Real Tha Poet, co-founder of Urban Creek Records, brings his unique flow to the mix. Open mic kicks it off at 8p and wraps it up, with signups beginning at 645p.
September 6, 2014
Presented by the KY Chinese American Association, this celebration features a moon cake competition, mini Chinese language lessons, cooking demonstrations, crafts, inflatable and a petting zoo, among other family activities. For more information, visit www.kycaa.org.
September 11, 2014
The Sonia Sanchez Series, honoring the indelible spirit of the poet and her many visits to the neighborhoods of Lexington, brings Asha Bandele, a major thinker whose writing impacts Black culture and social justice issues. She participates in the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference and gives a keynote address, free and open to the community, alongside series chair Patrice Muhammad. www.carnegieliteracy.org
September 13, 2014
In its 8th year, the Japan Summer Festival has become Kentucky’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, food, and fun. Come enjoy traditional Japanese Origami, try on a Kimono, and get your name written in Japanese. Kids (and adults!) can have fun at the Japanese games booth and traditional workshop area. Enjoy great Japanese food and goods as well as …
This year’s Wild Women of Poetry Slam, a spoken word competition with audience judging presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference, features poet and celebrity judge Ellen Hagan and is emceed by Bianca Spriggs. 6:30 Open mic, performances begin at 7. www.carnegieliteracy.org