327 W. Cardinal Blvd. • 690-5553
Free; 7:30 p.m.
Quills Coffee is joining forces with Typecast Publishing to present author readings this summer, and Thursday’s lineup of three poets definitely merits some investigation if you’re near U of L and/or looking for more than just a caffeine buzz with your java. Maurice Manning, a Kentucky native who’s recently returned home to teach at Transylvania University, is the feature attraction. He’s held a Guggenheim fellowship, and his most recent book, “The Common Man,” is a celebration of the many dimensions of rural life among the mountains. Louisville’s Chris Mattingly, whose first full-length collection is coming out in a few months, will also be reading, as will Samantha Hall. —T.E. Lyons