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Three things I like: succulent gardens, exploitative reality TV shows, and making lists of threes.
Currently reading: Empire of the Summer Moon, by S C Gwynne.
The Book Cellar is happy to host poet Chris Green!
Chris Green’s reading is the launch of his new book of poems, Résumé. This book of poetry sees life as a series of jobs: pimp’s assistant, lost pet psychic, petting tent attendant, target changer, aviary security, etc. He is the author of two other books of poetry: The Sky Over Walgreens and Epiphany School. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Poetry, New York Times, New Letters, Verse, and Nimrod. He’s edited four anthologies, including Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and the forthcoming, I Remember: A Poem by Chicago Veterans of War. He founded LitCity (www.litcity312.com), a comprehensive literary site for Chicago. He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. More information can be found at www.chrisgreenpoetry.com.
The Kates come by for a night of comedy! Arrive early for seats and drinks!
The Book Cellar welcomes whiskey expert Michael Veach as he shares his new book, Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage. Michael will be joined by Bill Rix Welter, Master Distiller at Journeyman Distillery in Michigan, and Paul Heltko, Master Distiller at FEW Spirits in Evanston.
Expect an evening of good spirits* and good discussion about them. You may want to consider taking the L, though, because the event includes a bourbon tasting!
*The spirits will be available for purchased at Provenance, just down the street at 2312 W Leland.
Mike Veach is one of the foremost authorities on all things Bourbon, and has spent over 15 years with The Filson Historical Society serving in the role of historian and author. Veach possesses an unsurpassed wealth of knowledge and perspective on an industry that has Kentucky at the forefront of the Bourbon Boom occurring across the United States and abroad.
Mr. Veach is featured in The Bourbon Review and The Louisville Encyclopedia. He wrote the forward for the release of Gerald Carson’s Social History of Bourbon in 2010, and in 2013 published his own now-widely acclaimed book Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage.
Prior to his long tenure at The Filson, Veach spent 5 years as the North American Archivist for United Distillers. Since then he has also provided research and consulting services for such institutions as the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, Brown-Forman, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, and Heaven Hill Distillery.
In 2006, Mike Veach was inducted into The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. He has provided pro-bono services to many major non-profit entities such as The Black Acre Foundation, The Farnsley-Kaufman House, The Farnsley-Moreman Landing, Boy Scouts of America, Girls.Inc in Owensboro and many other organizations including The Filson Historical Society.
Veach holds a BA and MA in History from the University of Louisville. He travels across the country researching, lecturing, and hosting special seminars designed to spread the knowledge of Kentucky Whiskey products and enhance the appreciation of Bourbon. Mr. Veach resides in his hometown of Louisville, KY in the heart of Bourbon Country.
Old St. Pat's meets to discuss The Green Line by E.C. Diskin.