Pizza and Beer bring Kentucky authors and readers together in Richmond.
At Apollo Pizza in Richmond, Kentucky, you will find one of the best tap lists and carry-out beer selections in the city. But on some Thursdays, you will find their side room with its curtain drawn and a chalkboard sign. The sign is to let other patrons know there are authors reading to a room of guests and they can join the audience during an intermission. However, the events reach capacity most weeks.
Audience members can order pizza, sandwiches, salads, and more to enjoy alongside their preferred beverage. They will hear authors share anecdotes and read from their work. The featured authors usually have their recently published works available for purchase.
On March 29th, Pages and Pints will host a special event as a fundraiser for the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop. Crystal Wilkinson, Gurney Norman, and Rebecca Gayle Howell are the three featured authors at this particular event. Wilkinson is a poet and novel writer who has won several regional awards and co-owns Wild Figs Books and Coffee in Lexington. Norman, a published author since the 1970s, most recently released the 2012 novella Ancient Creek. Howell is the Writer-in-Residence at the Hindman Settlement – where the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop resides – and is also the poetry editor of the literary magazine Oxford American.
The event will benefit the Mike and Frieda Mullins Scholarship which covers the cost of the workshop for one first-time attendee. The workshop will be July 23rd to July 28th with the goal of helping the attendees with their own writing craft.