• Video: Louisville Story Program

    Hear from authors and collaborators about our mission to amplify unheard voices & untold stories.

  • If You Write Me a Letter, Send It Here

    Louisville’s historic Russell neighborhood is in the midst of major redevelopment—almost $1 billion in investments. The neighborhood will be transformed, and its residents are documenting its history and culture through this book.

  • The Defender: Special Edition of Louisville Magazine

    The Louisville Story Program guest-edits a special edition of the Louisville Magazine, sharing a selection photographs that honor the legacy of the Louisville Defender.

  • Upcoming: I'm Glad About It

    Louisville Gospel Music Restoration Project - In the mid-20th century, a substantial body of gospel music was recorded and produced in Louisville, but today those recordings are in danger of being lost forever.

  • Upcoming & Ongoing Projects

    Upcoming books, audio stories, photography, gospel music, and community writing workshops. The Louisville Story Program supports community voices through various media. Each project can take years of work as authors craft their narratives.

  • The Fights We Fought Have Brought Us Here

    Ten young writers from Muhammad Ali's alma mater write about the fights they've fought that have brought them to where they are today.

  • Better Lucky Than Good: Tall Tales and Straight Talk from the Backside of the Track

    A book documenting the unique and fascinating world of the backstretch of Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, written by the people who work there.

  • Track Changes Podcast

    The whole world pays attention to Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May for the Kentucky Derby. Track Changes brings you the people and stories who make up the track and its neighborhood the other 364 days a year.

  • No Single Sparrow Makes a Summer

    In narratives rooted in six countries, nine young women document cultural and geographic communities of South Louisville from the inside, exploring topics such as the refugee experience, juvenile detention, motherhood, and shifting identities.

  • Iroquois Stories

    Audio stories developed by eight young producers at Iroquois High School during the Spring of 2019.

  • I Said Bang!: A History of the Dirt Bowl

    An impressionistic portrait of the Dirt Bowl and the community that nurtures and sustains it, written by dozens of people who have contributed to and been shaped by the iconic streetball tournament since 1969.

  • Available Light: Louisville Through the Lens of Bud Dorsey

    A book honoring the legacy of Bud Dorsey, West Louisville's most iconic photographer, produced in close collaboration with him.

  • In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand

    A book about the art of Julie Baldyga, an extraordinary self-taught artist in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind

    Authors from the Kentucky School for the Blind write about the travails and triumphs of visual impairment, difficulties of being an outsider, and how they've found community and a path to independence in Louisville.

  • Our Shawnee

    Eight resilient young authors vividly describe their experiences in often-overlooked parts of Louisville. The best-selling book in Louisville in 2014!