About Broadstone Media
Broadstone Media LLC is a cultural promotion company based
in Frankfort, Kentucky, co-founded in 2003 by long-time friends
Larry W. Moore and Stephen L. Taylor.
The name “Broadstone” is an amalgam of Broadway and Limestone,
for the streets in Lexington, Kentucky where they attended college
(respectively, Transylvania University for Moore and the University
of Kentucky for Taylor). The name is thus an homage to the time
when they first began a life-long commitment to arts and letters, as
well as a suggestion of the breadth of the company's scope. By
chartering Broadstone to promote cultural activities generally, the
company is able to pursue a wide range of interests.
As of spring 2018, Steve is no longer actively associated with the
company, though he continues to serve as legal counsel and is also
an avid supporter of all things Broadstone.
The company first became active in publishing in 2003, under the
imprint Broadstone Books, with Frankfort author Sheila Bucy
Potter's Home Place and Other Poems as the first title. Since then,
Broadstone Books has issued several titles each year, including
works by regional and national authors, established and emerging.
While specializeing in poetry and related titles, the press is open to
many other genres and subjects - see the "Submissions" link on the
Broadstone Books page for more details. Larry serves as publisher
and editor-in-chief (also shipping clerk and janitor).
Meanwhile, 2004 saw the establishment of the Broadstone Gallery @ KECU, an alternative
art space located in the lobby of the Kentucky Employees Credit Union in Frankfort. In 2010
the KECU Board of Directors officially named this space the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery
in honor of the late gallery curator (see more below). The 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. Larry now serves as gallery curator.
From founding until her untimely death in 2010, Jane Chancellor Moore (Larry's wife) was a
tireless contributor to every aspect of Broadstone's operations, and especially so as the curator
of the gallery that now bears her name. This web site is dedicated to her memory, and you are
invited to visit her tribute page by clicking here.
|Sheila Bucy Potter
Photo by John Sarsgard
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 an associate editor and lead
reader. As such she is usually the first person to
read the submissions that arrive at the press and
helps to determine the works to be published.