Tomorrow, April 29th, sometime between 9:15am and 10:00am, Central Daylight Time (CDT) Edward Kelsey Moore will be an on-air guest on the Book Mouse WCMY Radio Book Club Show. The book of the month, which will be the focus of discussion, is The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. If you live in the Ottawa, Illinois broadcast area, or will have access to the internet between 9:15 and 10:00am CDT, you can listen in! WCMY broadcasts at 1430am on the radio dial, or you can visit their website for a live feed of the show if you click here! In the banner at the top of the WCMY page you'll see "Click here to Listen Live" with an arrow that will launch the broadcast player for you.
Join the WCMY 1430 Radio Book Club the last Tuesday of every month at 9:15am for a discussion of the book of the month with Kathy Clair, Director of the Reddick Library, the Book Mouse's Eileen Fesco, and Jay LeSeure and Karen Rhodes from WCMY. The Radio Book Club is sponsored by the Book Mouse Bookstore, located in Ottawa, Illinois, 80 miles south-west of Chicago. If you haven't purchased The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat as an eBook, you can download it for a Kobo Reader through Book Mouse by clicking here!
Coming up on Sunday, May 18th at 7:00pm, E.K.M. along with three other authors will be appearing at Sunday Salon, a literary gathering which occurs periodically in the back parlor at the Black Rock Pub and Kitchen near Chicago's Roscoe Village neighborhood. Sunday Salon Chicago is an ongoing series, each event features four writers reading from their work. Admission is free -- no tickets needed! For more information, and a link for author bios, visit the Appearing Soon page on this site by clicking here (and then scroll down the page).
Sunday Salon Chicago is a literary reading series that takes place six times a year. At every event they feature four writers who read from their novels, short story collections or poetry books. In the last two years over fifty writers have been featured; many from Chicagoland and some from other midwest locations. Sunday Salon is a community for writers and those who love reading
and discovering new work. The casual environment -- the back parlor of the Black Rock Pub, complete with tables, chairs, fireplace and couches -- encourages conversation and networking.
The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago will present the U.S. Premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo and Juliet, musical score by Serge Prokofiev, performed by The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra (including Edward Kelsey Moore). In this compelling ballet, Shakespeare’s classic tale is set in Italy against a striking multimedia backdrop which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Throughout each time period, the timeless tale of love and loss unfolds to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score. Bravura dancing, touching lyricism and epic storytelling unite in this rendering of ill-fated true love. Opening Night for Romeo & Juliet is Wednesday, April 30th with weekend performances May 2nd through May 11th.
The Delta Memorial Endowment Fund presents its 38th Annual Literary Luncheon featuring Edward Kelsey Moore, author of the best-selling novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat. Moore was recently named the winner of the 2014 “First Novelist Award” from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This annual event increases public interest and knowledge of literary works by African American authors and raises money for college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
The Literary Luncheon is the signature event of the Delta Memorial Fund -- more than $125,000 has been raised for student scholarships since the fund’s inception. Noted authors who have spoken previously include: Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, Nikki Giovanni, E. Lynn Harris and
Toni Morrison. To read an interview with E.K.M. in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- click here!
Last September, Edward Kelsey Moore was invited to participate in a wonderful weekend retreat called Booktopia, which occurs three times a year (with a roster of different authors) in different U.S. locations. The fantastic McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, Michigan, hosted many of the weekend's events, including a Celebration of Authors on Saturday night. The truly delightful (and very informative) Michael Kindness and Ann Kingman, who created the Books On The Nightstand (BOTNS) podcast, are also the organizers of Booktopia and they were there, with podcasting equipment recording, throughout the Saturday night celebration. You can hear the BOTNS episode where Edward Kelsey Moore recounts to the lively audience how he was "nudged" to finish his first short story, if you click here! To enhance your listening pleasure with photos from the event, click here! Two of the other authors from that weekend, Peter Geye and Susan Gregg Gilmore, are featured in the same podcast and share insights about their writing. (The entire episode runs less than 30 minutes -- no registration or special equipment is needed to listen.) With your own ears you will experience how excited and entertained everyone was... It's nearly as good as being there yourself!
Note: It looks like all three of the Booktopia weekends for this year have already sold out -- but you can join a waiting list! Follow the registration links for the city where you would like to attend to find the waiting list. Or get yourself on their e-mail list to receive advance notice for next year's events! Click here for Booktopia.