About Broadstone Media
Broadstone Media LLC is a cultural
promotion company based in Frankfort, Kentucky,
founded in 2003 by long-time friends Stephan L.
Taylor and Larry W Moore.
The name “Broadstone” is an amalgam (or "mash
up" as we'd say today) of Broadway and
Limestone, for the streets in Lexington, Kentucky
where we attended college (respectively,
Transylvania University for Moore and the
University of Kentucky for Taylor). The name is
thus an homage to the time when we first began a
life-long commitment to arts and letters as well as
a hint at the breadth of the company’s scope. By
chartering our company to promote cultural
activities generally, we are able to pursue a wide
range of interests.
|A cultural promotion company based in Frankfort, Kentucky
|(Larry, left, and Stephan, right.
Photo by Lisa Huber.)
In 2003, under the imprint Broadstone Books, we began a publishing venture with Frankfort author
Sheila Bucy Potter’s Home Place and Other Poems as our first title. Since then we have issued two or
more titles each year, including works by A. R. Ammons, Nancy Bercaw, Robert Morgan, Frederick
Smock, KaterinaStoykova-Klemer, Barbara Leff, Steven Cope, Vickie Cimprich, Paul M. Pearson and
particularly, Jonathan Greene. Greene, himself a publisher and book designer for over forty years,
has designed nearly all of the Broadstone publications and has been an essential mentor for our
publishing efforts. While we specialize in poetry and related titles, there are no restrictions on genre
or subject for consideration for publication by the press.
Having been associated with the venture from the
beginning and having long consulted informally, in
2012 Sheila Bucy Potter officially joined the staff
of Broadstone Books as our principle reader and
associate editor. As such she is usually the first
person to read the submissions that arrive at the press
and helps to determine the works that we publish.
Meanwhile, in 2004 we established the Broadstone Gallery @ KECU, an alternative art space located
in the lobby of the Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort. In 2010 the credit union Board
of Directors officially named this space the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery in honor of the late
gallery curator (see more below). Inspired by artist Stephanie Potter (a frequent exhibitor), our
gallery is devoted to displaying original art by new and established local and regional artists
working in a wide range of mediums, providing a venue for artists to connect with viewers who
don't necessarily go to art galleries, and an opportunity for credit union members, staff and visitors
to enjoy a rotating exhibit of original art.
From our founding until her untimely death in 2010, Jane Chancellor Moore (Larry's wife) was a
tireless contributor to every aspect of our operation, and particular as the principle curator of the
gallery that now bears her name. We dedicate this web site to her memory, and invite you to visit
our tribute page to Jane by clicking here.
|Sheila Bucy Potter
Photo by Larry Moore