Amber Tamblyn in Conversation with U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, Saturday, October 22




The Sena Jeter Naslund-Karen Mann Graduate School of Writing and its flagship low-residency MFA program are delighted to host award-winning author, activist, and actress Amber Tamblyn in conversation with new U.S. Poet Laureate and Kentucky resident Ada Limón. Tamblyn’s and Limón’s conversation will focus on the new anthology Listening in the Dark: Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition, which features an essay by Limón and is edited by Tamblyn. The event is co-sponsored by Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville’s oldest independent bookseller.


The conversation takes place at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 22, in Spalding University’s Columbia Gym Auditorium, 824 South Fourth Street, in Louisville. Tickets are $28 and include a copy of Listening in the Dark and a meet-and-greet opportunity with Tamblyn and Limón. Parking is nearby, easy, and free.


Attendees can find more information and purchase tickets here.


Publisher HarperCollins says, “Listening in the Dark breathes new life into an ancient wisdom by taking a fresh and powerful look at our relationship to intuition and how we can harness it to change our everyday lives and the world. “This remarkable anthology includes essays from Jessica Valenti, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jia Tolentino, Samantha Irby, Meredith Talusan, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Ada Limón, Huma Abedin, and many others, who share how intuition has helped to shape and alter their life choices. “Have you ever had a feeling about something that you just couldn’t explain, but knew was right or wrong? Something that was telling you in your gut what decision to make, which direction to go in, or what to believe? For generations, women have been taught to ignore their intuitive intelligence, whether in their personal lives or professional ones, in favor of making logical, evidence-based decisions. But what if that small voice or deeper knowing was our greatest gift, an untapped power we could use to effect positive change? “Edited by award-winning author, activist, and actress Amber Tamblyn, Listening in the Dark is a compilation of some of today’s most striking women visionaries across industries—in literature, science, art, education, medicine, and politics—who share their experiences engaging with their own inner wisdom in pivotal, crossroad moments.”