louliteraryarts | InKY Reading Series

Louisville Literary Arts coordinates the InKY Reading Series, Louisville’s oldest independent reading series. Founded in 2004 by poet and Salon editor, Erin Keane, InKY readings are held on the second Friday of the month at the The Bard’s Town restaurant, theater and tavern in Louisville, KY.

The InKY Reading series showcases diverse literary voices from the region and the nation. Since our first reading in 2004, we have featured writers from as far as Los Angeles and as close as our own Louisville neighborhoods. Most featured readers have at least one book from a nationally distributed, literary publisher, although we have been pleased to showcase emerging writers. All writers receive an honorarium


6:30 PM Open mic sign-ups
7:00 - 7:30 PM Open mic readings (3 minutes each)
7:30 - 7:50 PM First featured reader
7:55 - 8:15 PM Second featured reader

8:15 - 8: 35 PM  Question & Answer Session


Interested in being one of our visiting writers? Fill out the following form.



2016-2017 InKY readers:

Sarah Anne Strickley & Jeff Worley 

Norman Finkelstein & Kyle Coma-Thompson 

Maggie Smith & Lan Samantha Chang 

Julie Hensley & Crystal Wilkinson 

Vu Tran & Tasha Golden 

Sarah Combs & Gwenda Bond 

T. J. Jarrett & Megan Kaminski 

Julia Story, Philip White, Hannah Lillith Assadi 

Ian Stansel & R. Dean Johnson 

2017-2018 InKY readers:

Kristi Maxwell & DaMaris B. Hill

Constance Merritt & Richard Engling

Stephen Robert Stein & Martha Greenwald

Kayla Rae Whitaker & Kiki Petrosino

Frederick Smock & Noah Eli Gordon

Noley Reid & David Serchuk

Tom Hunley, Katie Dary Mullins, &

Katerina Stoykova

Pamela Garvey & Gayle Hanratty

Leesa Cross-Smith & Amelia Martens

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