May 30, 2015
The Morris Book Shop will host the African American & Africana Studies Program Reading Series. This first installment of the series welcomes Dr. DaMaris B. Hill.
(Visible Textures) is a chapbook project of poems that incorporate digital DaMarisCover3.2.15 (3)humanities methods in creative expressions. The poems are inspired by GPS technologies. The series contrasts details and physical spaces associated with an 1854 Indian Reservation map of Kansas and a 2013 highway map of Kansas. Some poems detail territories allocated to Indigenous American Nations.
May 31, 2015
Trampoline, a debut novel by Robert Gipe, is set in the coalfields of Kentucky. Its narrator is Dawn Jewell, a teenager who recounts the turbulent time when her grandmother Cora led her into a fight to stop a mountaintop removal coal mine. Dawn’s father, Delbert, is dead, killed in the mines, leaving her mother, Tricia, a grieving drunk. Trampoline follows Dawn as she decides whether to save a mountain or save herself; be ruled by love or ruled by anger; remain in the land of her birth or run for her life.
June 2, 2015
The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Each event starts at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 7:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Locally owned Morris Book Shop will be on hand to sell books and refreshments will be provided by Common Grounds. Featured authors will be Leatha Kendrick (Almanac of the Invisible), Molly Harper (Better Homes and Hauntings) and Joseph G. Anthony (Wanted: Good Family). Free event. No pre-registration required.
June 6, 2015
June 10, 2015
Carrie Ryan, Renee Ahdieh, Gwenda Bond, Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd book discussion and signing at Joseph-Beth
Meet five young adult authors in this packed panel of women.
Carrie Ryan discussing and signing Daughter of Deep Silence
Renee Ahdieh discussing and signing The Wrath and the Dawn
Gwenda Bond discussing and signing Fallout
Megan Miranda discussing and signing Soulprint
Megan Shepherd discussing and signing The Cage
June 13, 2015
Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess discussing and signing “My Old Kentucky Road Trip” at Joseph-Beth
Discover all the worthwhile distractions between Paw Paw in Pike County and the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River in Fulton County. Treasures like Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple. Or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview. From rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is chock-full of timeless landmarks. Join native Kentuckians Cameron and Blair as they explore all the amazing and irreplaceable things that make this state one of a kind.
Anita Blake is a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to anyone is Jean-Claude’s fiancee. It’s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass–to some extent. Luckily she’s still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one heck of a zombie issue. Bronte Bistro will feature a special menu starting at 4:00 pm.
This is a ticketed event, call (859) 273-2911 or stop by the store to reserve your place in line.
June 14, 2015
This is the story of a small group of Army National Guardsmen from the Volunteer State of Tennessee – otherwise simple men, who spent a year of their lives in the Triangle of Death, one of Iraq’s most hostile areas of operation. But their daily patrols and combat missions weren’t featured on the nightly news. Instead, they operated as silent professionals – ordinary men facing extraordinary circumstances, who carried out their jobs to the best of their abilities and prayed they’d stay alive.
June 20, 2015
In 1873, Persistence P. Pigly builds a beautiful brick home on the top of Pigville Hill that houses wonderful dreams. But as one disaster after another befalls Mr. Pigly’s mansion, it slowly becomes nothing more than dusty remains of a time long forgotten. Even the rumors that there is a treasure buried somewhere within the house begin to fade away.
Featuring the release of Jason Sizemore’s new book ‘For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher’, and a reading from ‘For Exposure’ with a signing afterward. Door prizes throughout the evening, a Q&A with prominent Apex editors and authors, dinner with Apex from 6 to 8 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ menu at Bronte’s Bistro, and A cocktail mixer with Apex from 8 to 10 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ mixed drink.
Join Dr. Paul Pearson of The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University to discuss Shaker Village’s summer exhibition, A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton.
June 25, 2015
This collection by Don Boes features quick shifts in tone, subject, and language as a way to discover and track the moving targets of life. Each poem offers an experience based in serious wordplay and deadpan seriousness. Poem titles like History of Appliances and Retain this Portion for Your Records hint at the jangly conglomerations that we will read and enjoy and then read again.
September 3, 2015
The Bourne Identity” meets “Minority Report” in this first highly anticipated installment in Harrison’s sexy new suspense trilogy, featuring a brilliant special task agent at the top of her field and set in a futuristic Detroit.
Tickets to meet the author FREE with purchase of ‘The Drafter’. Gives Back members are eligible for a limited number of VIP tickets.