Special Events

LLA Interview with

Farrah Alexander

Author of Raising The Resistance




Purchase Raising The Resistance from Carmichael's Bookstore.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

7:00-8:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Live via ZOOM


There may be no better time to pick up a book and read. With an ongoing social justice movement rallying for change here in Louisville and across the globe, a worldwide pandemic that has claimed over 200,000 lives in the U. S. alone, and an acrimonious presidential election season in its final weeks, hearing a voice of optimism for the future is a welcome change. Join LLA as we welcome Farrah Alexander for a Zoom interview on October 20. We'll discuss her debut parenting guide, Raising The Resistance, her approach to writing the book, current and future projects, and how to stay as balanced and focused as possible while parenting young children, pursuing a writing career, and facing all of the challenges of 2020.

Farrah Alexander is a writer whose work focuses on feminism, parenting, social justice, politics, and current events. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, BUST, and Scary Mommy. Her commentary has been discussed in Scientific American, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Yahoo, Hello Giggles, Woke Sloth, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Perez Hilton, Daily Mail, BBC, and others. RAISING THE RESISTANCE: A Mother's Guide to Practical Activism is her debut book. She is a member of the Everytown Author's Council, which was designed to "harness the power of the literary community to amplify the gun safety movement." She is a Jeremiah Fellow with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice along with a cohort of young, progressive Jews dedicated to fighting white supremacy, antisemitism, and injustice. Farrah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Indiana University. She lives outside Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, son, and daughter.


Reading & Conversation



The Louisville Anthology

featuring contributors Asheé Clark and Dave Harrity, along with editor Erin Keane

Thursday, November 5, 2020

7:00-8:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Live via Crowdcast


Purchase Raising The Resistance from Carmichael's Bookstore.

Join us for a free virtual event, moderated by Amy Miller, Executive Director of Louisville Literary Arts, and hosted by Erin Keane, editor of THE LOUISVILLE ANTHOLOGY. 

What is Louisville's identity in the twenty-first century? Is it the Southernmost Midwestern city, the Midwestiest Southern town, or somewhere in between? Living on the border of two regions creates a hybrid sensibility full of contradictions that can be difficult to articulate beyond "from Louisville, not Kentucky." In this collection of evocative essays and poems by natives and transplants, The Louisville Anthology offers locals and visitors a closer look at compelling private and public spaces in an attempt to articulate what defines Louisville beyond--but also inclusive of--its most recognized cultural exports.

Ashleé Clark (contributor) is the author of the book Louisville Diners (History Press). Her writing has appeared in publications including CNET, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Washington Post. She’s also the Vice President of Digital at Louisville Public Media. 


Dave Harrity's (contributor) writing has appeared in Verse Daily, Copper Nickel, Palimpsest, Memorious, The Los Angeles Review, Softblow and elsewhere. His most recent book is Our Father in the Year of the Wolf" (Word Farm, 2016). He is a recipient of an Emerging Artist Award and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.


Erin Keane (editor) is editor in chief at Salon.com and teaches in Spalding University's School of Creative and Professional Writing. A recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, Keane is also the author of three collections of poetry and the co-producer of "These Miracles Work: A Hold Steady Podcast."


Lipstick University

Poetry Reading



We are so thrilled to introduce participants from the first Lipstick University class!

Cheer on spoken word poets from Lipstick University and show them some love for their hard work at the debut Lipstick University Poetry Reading.

In lieu of ticket sales, we are asking for a donation to support the continued programming of Lipstick University classes.

More information -- Coming soon!

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Louisville Literary Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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