A few years ago Edward Kelsey Moore wrote a short story called Kwanzaa-palooza which was published in the literary journal Indiana Review (Summer 2011, issue 33.1). Later he recorded this story as an audio file and now, to celebrate the holidays, Edward Kelsey Moore will read Kwanzaa-palooza to you! Click on the >arrow below to listen to the streaming audio file -- Free -- and no strings attached. Kwanzaa-palooza is the meaningful and hilarious tale of a woman who learns a little something about the Kwanzaa holiday and a whole lot about her own family! Pork products play an important role in the narrative. The story lasts about 25 minutes — though it might take longer if you are laughing real hard and have to go back!
Happy Holidays to you and yours from Edward Kelsey Moore.
(Attention parents -- there are a few cuss-words.)
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Read some short essays by Edward Kelsey Moore (for free!). Click here to find descriptions and links for a few of them (a new window will open).
Chances are you already know the great pleasures to be enjoyed when reading either the New York Times bestselling novel, The Supremes At Earl’s ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT or it’s long-awaited sequel, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues (which received many positive reviews in the press, and *starred reviews from Library Journal and Publishers Weekly). Either novel, or a do-it-yourself gift set of BOTH books, would make a supremely great holiday gift! Both of these novels may be on the shelf in a brick and mortar Barnes & Noble (or other large bookstore chain), and nearly every large book merchant (and many smaller independent bookstores) should have a few copies of the newer, Happy Heartache Blues, in their fiction section. Or you can order both The Supremes at Earl’s and The Happy Heartache Blues online, but shipping time is starting to run low! Shop at a nearby store soon — or order online today! The buttons below can help you order gift copies to brighten someone’s holidays!
The award-winning, bestselling novel, The Supremes at Earl's ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT, is the marvelous tale of Odette, Clarice, and Barbara Jean... Through marriage, children, happiness and the blues, these strong, funny women gather each Sunday at the same table at Earl’s diner for delicious food, juicy gossip, occasional tears and uproarious laughter. With wit, style, and sublime talent Edward Kelsey Moore brings together four intertwined love stories, three devoted allies, and two sprightly earthbound spirits in a warmhearted novel that celebrates friendship — and second chances!
In The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, returns to town — even though he’d sworn never to set foot in Plainview, Indiana, again. As they listen to El sing the blues the "Supremes" (Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean) have no idea how profoundly his arrival will affect their lives and those of the people they love. Ed Moore’s lively cast of characters, each of whom has already surmounted trouble and come into love, must learn this time not how to survive but how, fully, to live. And they do, serenaded by the bittersweet and unforgettable blues song El Walker plays, born of his own great loss and love. A touching new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness!
A few years back E.K.M. wrote a funny essay about a musical adventure that provided him with a phrase which he still uses, a decade later, when he finally gets past a bumpy stretch in his life. The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling is a short essay commissioned by Minnesota Public Radio back in 2014, but you can read it now, for free (no strings attached), on MPR’s YourClassical.org site. There are other short essays by E.K.M. on the site if you search for them (everything there is free). To enjoy The Perfect Sentence to Describe a Feeling -- click here (A new page will open.) If you like it you can use the social media links at the bottom of the essay page to share it (you can also Highlight and Copy the URL below and Paste it into an email to send to your friends)!
YourClassical.org from American Public Media, is a site dedicated to the calming effect of classical music. Click on what interests you to start the music! There’s a collection of curated streams, unique programs and relevant features which promote calm and focus. Whether you’re relaxing after work, lulling your baby to sleep, or powering through a tough day, YourClassical is there for you, with music for all of life’s moments. Also available for Mobile devices.
American Public Media, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the second largest producer and distributor of public radio programming in the nation, and has won nearly 1,000 broadcasting and journalism awards. They produce the nationally popular radio shows Marketplace and A Prairie Home Companion, among many others.
Edward Kelsey Moore will be at the Rondo Community Library on November 14th to read from his work and enjoy a conversation with the audience through an ongoing speakers program called Club Book. In addition to his two Supremes novels, E.K.M. is also known in the upper midwest through his essay writing for Minnesota Public Radio’s websites. The Rondo Library program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and a book signing will follow the presentation. Doors open 45 minutes before the start. Click the button for more Event Info!
If you’d like to enjoy one of E.K.M.’s short essays — click here to read it, hosted on the YourClassical.org site (for free, no strings attached).
Bringing best-selling, award-winning authors to the people, the Metropolitan Library Service Agency’s "Club Book" program works with all eight library systems in the seven-county Minneapolis metro area, giving everyone a chance to stop by their local library for a free reading by a famous author. Club Book is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.
Coming up in a few days, on Saturday, November 4th and Monday, November 6th, Chicago Sinfonietta will present two Día de los Muertos celebration concerts called: Regresar / Revisit. As the spirits return during the tradition of Día de los Muertos, Chicago Sinfonietta celebrates their past in this annual concert dedicated to the holiday. Join them as they recreate some of the audience’s favorite memories from previous Día de los Muertos concerts and build brand new memories together. This concert features some of Mexico and Latin America’s most celebrated composers, evoking and highlighting the music of their regions, along with an entrancing and chilling performance of Mozart’s Requiem, including a 70-voice choir (and a Sinfonietta twist)!
Edward Kelsey Moore will be among his Sinfonietta orchestra colleagues for these concerts.
Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra ~ Regresar / Revisit
Guest conductor: Hector Guzman
Guest Artists: NewMoon Chicago
Roosevelt University Conservatory Choirs
Saturday, November 4, 2017 ~ 8:00pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ 171 E. Chicago Ave. Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, November 6, 2017 ~ 7:30pm
Symphony Center ~ 220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604