We are pleased for you to join us for our June 2021 literary showcase. 21c Louisville is proud to partner with Spalding’s School of Writing and The Louisville Review to present Voice and Vision. This seasonal forum, held on the third Thursday of each month, May-August, provides an opportunity for writers to share samples of their work with each other and the public.
Our June 2021 program will feature readings by Renée Culver, M Shelly Conner, Ashleé Clark, Carrie Green, Amy Tudor, and Mark Lee Webb. The evening is hosted by Spalding University School of Writing’s Katy Yocom.
In honor of Pride month, we will begin the program with special guests David Burns and Austin Young, artist duo Fallen Fruit, who will speak about the art installation in the Proof on Main Lounge at 21c Louisville, “It Happens To Everyone Some Day / The Last ‘Gay’ Bar In America.” This installation is about infatuation and the chemistry of attraction, in addition to being an exploration of one of the marginalized communities of Louisville that maintains a strong presence in our community’s archives and present-day social fabric. The title of the work, “It Happens To Everyone Some Day,” is about “the experience of falling in love and forgetting your ego, the stereotypes you represent, and everything else about yourself because that day is not about you, but is about someone else,” explain the artists. The secondary title, “The Last ‘Gay’ Bar In America,” is based on the idea that there will be a day when everyone is accepted for who they are and there may no longer be a need for gay bars. The images in the space celebrate important figures from Louisville’s LGBTQ+ history.