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The Literary Renaissance Mission Statement

The Literary Renaissance is a culturally diverse, non-profit organization based in Louisville, Kentucky supporting a global arts community.

Our goal is to create a discourse, to give a voice, an equal voice, to those who haven't been heard, all voices, all people without excluding anyone.

Our mission is inclusive: to create a place, a temporary autonomous zone in books, posters, chapbooks, on film/screen, on audio recordings, out loud onstage at readings, concerts, events, festivals, INSOMNIACATHONs, galleries, in nature, always open to the new without excluding the old, where the creative imagination is the vital source and all people stand on and share common ground, a place where known and unknown walk hand in hand.

The members of The Literary Renaissance are non-violent warriors working for peace and justice, devoted to helping those who can't help themselves, laboring to resurrect the heart.



- The Literary Renaissance Credo -

to introduce
to those that haven't been heard
into life's discourse

to give
a voice
an equal allinclusive voice
to every one

to create
a place where
the creative imagination
is the vital source
all people
share common ground
the known and unknown
walk hand in hand

to awaken
the bearers
of the collective humanity
to strengthen
their caring and shaping
of the common unconscious life of the species

to entice
regardless of vocation or lifestyle
allinclusive into
the creative imagination
the dreams and visions
the alternative paths
through the doorway
from the mundane and death
into inspiration
to life

- Ron Whitehead and David Hatfield -


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In the Spring of 1994 at The Kentucky Center for The Arts in Louisville His Holiness,The Dalai Lama, gave poet, Ron Whitehead, a message for him to share with young people of all ages thoughout the World. That message was the inspiration of the Ron Whitehead poem, "Never Give Up." - Click Here to Learn More about the story behind the inception of the Ron Whitehead poem, "Never Give Up!"
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On Sunday, December 11th 'Ode to the Sidewalks of New York Jazz & Poetry Reading' will happen once again hosted by legendary musician, composer, author David Amram & his Trio at the Bowery Poetry Club. - Click Here For More Info! - ALSO View Pix and Clips from May's Ode Celebration!

As The Poets and The Players make their way from The Heartland to The Cities and Beyond they bring back their Sights, Sounds and Stories from The Road. Click Here for their recounts and Learn Why . . . Travel Is Fatal!

Pix, Clips and Page from kindred Keepers of The Flame! Join us in celebrating the LifeArtSpirit of Allen Ginsberg! Click Here to Enter!

On Sunday, Feburary 20th, Writer, The Gonzo Journalist, Kentuckian and Friend, Hunter S. Thompson headed on from this world to the next. Click Here to read the emotes, reflects, rants and raves coming in to Insomniacathon On-Line!

Dave Amram Birthday Special! Click Here for VidClips, Pix and Debut Mp3's from  the new CD "The Long Road To Nowheresville!"
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Insom 04' Galleria!  - New & Expanded! -  Click Here to Enter! -

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A True Tale of a Tall Trip. - Click Here To Read an Excerpt from the Sarah Elizabeth & Ron Whitehead book "Western Kentucky: Lost & Forgotten, Found & Remembered"

Read Ron and Sarah Whitehead's experience at Hunter S. Thompson's Send-Off at Woody Creek - Click Here to Read!

Jack Shea - Filmmaker, Poet, Songwriter, Friend.  - Click Here for More -





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