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August 2014

Daryl Brown, Morris Book Shop

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Daryl Brown signs Inside the Godfather of Soul at 7 pm at the Morris Book Shop on Sunday August 17th.

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Charles Dodd White, Morris Book Shop

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Charles Dodd White will sign “A Shelter of Others” at 2 pm on Saturday August 16th at the Morris Book Shop.

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Dr. Thomas G. Barnes, Morris Book Shop

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Dr. Thomas G. Barnes signs “Kentucky, Naturally” at Morris Book Shop on Saturday August 9th at 2 pm.

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Jane Hicks and George Ella Lyon, Morris Book Shop

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Jane Hicks and George Ella Lyon sign “Driving with the Dead” and “Many Storied House” at pm on Sunday August 9th at 2 pm.

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Quest Pastor Pete Hise, Joseph Beth’s

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Quest Pastor Pete Hise shares his book “What Life are You Waiting For? Push Play on the Adventure God Has for You.” at 7 pm at Joseph Beth’s.

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Poetry: Rebecca Gayle Howell, Wild Fig

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Wild Fig Bookstore,
Lexington, United States
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The Wild Fig Bookstore will be hosting a “A Field Office Conversation,” with Rebecca Gayle Howell, Ada Limo, and Marcus Wicker, at 7 pm.  

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Teen Howl Poetry Series, Morris Book Shop

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm, it’s the Teen Howl Poetry Series! Hosts Elizabeth Beck and Jay McCoy present an open mic opportunity for the under-21 crowd to read or perform their own work: just come in, sign up, and wait for your turn to howl! Each month we also have several featured performers to cap off the evening. The open mic list can fill up fast: come early if you wish to read your work!  

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July 2014

Books: Dr. Paula Trimble, The Morris Book Shop

July 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Dr. Paula Trimble to sign Prostitutes, Virgins and Mothers: Questioning Teachings about Biblical Women at Lexington’s The Morris Book Shop on July 13 at 2 pm.

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Books: Andrea Raynor, Joseph Beth

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Andrea Raynor will be signing and discussing her book Incognito : Lost and Found at Harvard Divinity School at Lexington’s Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Tuesday, July 1 at 7 pm.

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June 2014

LexPoMo Lexcentric Poetry Open Mic Night

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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“Poetry Open Mic Night, celebrating LexPoMo – come and sign up to read or perform ANY type of poetry! The only requirement is to reference Lexington, or anything Lexington-related, in your piece.”

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Books: Karen White, Joseph Beth

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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New York Times bestselling author Karen White sign A Long Time Gone at Lexington’s Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm

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Concert: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, The Morris Book Shop

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Latin Grammy winners Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band perform at Lexington’s The Morris Book Shop on June 23 at 3 pm.

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Books: Kevin Hearne, Joseph-Beth

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Kevin Hearne will be at Lexington’s Joseph-Beth Booksellers signing and discussing his book Shattered on Thursday, June 19 at 7 pm.

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Books: Kerry Boudreaux, The Morris Book Shop

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Lexington author Kerry Bourdreaux will be at The Morris Book Shop to sign ”PRISM: Seeing the World Through the Hearts of People with Special Needs” on June 14 at 2 pm.

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Books: Jack DuArte, Joseph-Beth

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Local author Jack DuArte will sign his book The White Mouse at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Saturday, June 14 at 1 pm.

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Lexington Poetry Month: Brunch on Mars

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Women Writers Conference celebrates Lexington Poetry Month: Join Tasha Cotter and Iris Law, poets and board members of Kentucky Women Writers Conference, for a discussion of our keynote speaker, Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry for Life on Mars. Smith will give a free public reading in Lexington on Sept. 12, 2014. This discussion is free and open to the public, and photocopies of poems will be available, along with complimentary bagels, cream cheese, and coffee.…

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Books: Carolyn Curry, Joseph-Beth

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Carolyn Curry comes to Lexington’s Joseph-Beth to sign and discuss her book Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907  on Friday, June 13 at 6 pm.

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Books: Mari Adkins, Morris Book Shop

June 8 @ 2:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Southern gothic fiction writer Mari Adkins will be at The Morris Book Shop on June 8 at 2 pm to sign her book Midnight.

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Books-in-Progress Conference, Carnegie Center

June 6 - 7
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The 2014 Conference, featuring bestselling nonfiction author Ann Hagedorn (Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad and Wild Ride: The Rise & Fall of Calumet Farm), among others, is slated for June 6 & 7, 2014. The conference will offer craft & business workshops led by Frank X Walker, Marcia Thornton Jones, Julia Johnson, Peggy DeKay, and other top professionals. Enjoy small workshops & personal attention.

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Lit: Poetry and Paraphernalia, Morris Book Shop

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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To kick-off Lexington Poetry Month, Lexington’s Morris Book Shop will be hosting a poetry open mic starting at 2pm, with Katerina Stoykova-Klemer as emcee. Kentucky For Kentucky will host a pop-up shop from 1pm-4pm

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Lexington Poetry Month 2014

June 1
Lexington,
Kentucky,
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“Lexington Poetry Month was created by Hap Houlihan of the Morris book shop and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer of Accents Publishing to get Lexington, Kentucky writing and sharing poetry for the entire month of June. Last year, Accents Publishing conducted the Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge, which allows anyone who wants to the challenge to write a poem every day and share up to ten of them on the Accents Blog.”

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May 2014

BOOKS: Institute 193: Volume One, Morris Books

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On June 1, Lexington’s Institute 193 will release a new book highlighting the work of some 18 artists that the North Limestone gallery has played host to since its 2009 inception. The book, Institute 193: Volume One, is set to be a reflection of both the gallery itself and the artists whose work has hung on or, just as often, echoed off the small shop’s walls. Most Lexington art lovers who pick up the book will already be familiar with some…

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COMICS Free Comic Book Day!

May 3
Collectibles Etc,
115 N. Locust Hill Drive Ste 115, Lexington, KY United States
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Annual event at Collectibles Etc at 115 N. Locust Hill Drive (photos with Star Wars characters). 10 am to 8 pm.

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April 2014

THEATRE: Gossamer, Lex Children’s Theatre

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 West Short Street , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Children’s Theatre Saturday, April 19th 2pm Gossamer, based on a novel by Lois Lowry, is focused on the power of healing dreams. LIVE THEATRE LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KY, 2014

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BOOKS: John Calipari, Joseph Beth

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Thursday, April 17th 6 pm John Calipari will be discussing and signing his book Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out. First come first serve for this ticketed event. Tickets are free to those who pre-order or purchase Calipari’s book from Joseph Beth Booksellers. LIVE BOOK SIGNING LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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BOOKS: Story Musgrave, Joseph Beth

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Tuesday, April 15th 11 am Story Musgrave will be discussing and signing Blue Grass Airport: An American Aviation Story. Musgrave’s book focuses on the history of aviation in central Kentucky.  LIVE BOOK SIGNINGS, LEXINGTON KY, 2014

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BOOKS: Anne Carmichael, Joseph Beth Booksellers

April 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Saturday, April 12th 2 pm Anne Carmichael discusses Magoo Who? Life Through My Eyes. A portion of the sales will be donated to organizations that assist homeless and handicap animals.  LIVE BOOK SIGNING LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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BOOKS: Ann B. Ross, Joseph Beth

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Thursday, April 10th 7 pm Best selling author Ann B. Ross will be discussing and signing her newest book Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble. LIVE BOOK SIGNING LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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BOOKS: Milt Toby, Joseph Beth

April 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Wednesday, April 9th 7 pm Milt Toby will be discussing and signing Canonero II, his third book about Thoroughbred racing. LIVE BOOK SIGNINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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BOOKS: Dane Huckelbridge, Merrick Inn

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Bourbon Tasting and Book Signing Hosted at the Merrick Inn Thursday, April 3rd 6 pm Dane Huckelbridge discusses the history of Bourbon while signing his newest release Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit. The ticket price includes the tasting and a copy of the book. The event is hosted by the event location Merrick Inn and Joseph Beth Booksellers. LIVE BOOK SIGNING LISTINGS, BOURBON TASTING, LEXINGTON KY, 2014

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BOOKS: Jacinda Townsend, Joseph Beth

April 2 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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 Joseph Beth Booksellers Wednesday, April 2nd7 pm Jacinda Townsend will be discussing and signing Saint Monkey. The authors first novel focuses on fiction characters from Montgomery county, segregation, and the Harlem Jazz Era. LIVE BOOK SIGNINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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BOOKS: Stephan Pastis, Joseph Beth

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Tuesday April 1st 7 pm Stephan Pastis will be discussing and signing  Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury a collection of his New York Times Best- Selling Pearls Before Swine comic strip. LIVE BOOK SIGNING LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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January 2014

BOOKS: The Life of Actor Jim Varney, Joseph Beth

January 19 @ 2:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Local Author Justin Lloyd discussing and signing The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney Sunday, January 19 at 2pm

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BOOKS: Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Morris Book Shop

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Shannon Elizabeth Bell signs “Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed” at the Morris Book Shop  01/17/2014 5:30 pm University of Kentucky sociology professor Shannon Elizabeth Bell will sign her new book, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. This event is co-sponsored by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. In this collection of interviews, sociologist Shannon Elizabeth Bell presents the voices of twelve Central Appalachian women.

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BOOKS: Accents 4th Anniversary, Morris Book Shop

January 4 @ 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Accents Publishing celebrates its fourth anniversary with 32 poems — one from each of the 32 poets featured in “The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry.”  These 32 poems will be selected and read by Accents Publishing’s authors, staff, and special friends.

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November 2013

BOOKS: Historic Lexington, Morris Book Shop

November 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Lexington attorney and local historian Foster Ockerman, Jr,  signs a new book produced by the Lexington History Museum entitled “Historic Lexington: Heart of the Bluegrass.”  

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October 2013

BOOKS: Anne Rice signing, Joseph Beth

October 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Monday October 21, 2013 Anne Rice The Wolves of Midwinter Christopher Rice The Heavens Rise 7 pm Ticketed event. Tickets free with book purchase.

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ART talk: Helene Steene’s Aegean Echoes, Headley Whitney

October 6, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Headley Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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On October 6th, 2013 from 2 – 4pm Bianca Spriggs-Floyd, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, Janet Holloway and more will interpret Helene Steene’s work and perform in the Headley-Whitney museum gallery. Stephanie Harris will dance and Helene will give a short art talk about her work and Jay Crutcher’s sonic sculpture. ON EXHIBIT: “Aegean Echoes,” Greek inspired paintings by Helene Steene with sound design by Jay Crutcher running August 11th thorough December 22nd, 2013. With this exhibition the museum forges a new goal…

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September 2013

Stars With Accents Reading, Carnegie Center

September 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Stars with Accents” will be held at the Carnegie Center at 7 pm on Sunday, September 22, featuring readings by Ada Limón, George Ella Lyon, and Sarah Freligh, and will be hosted by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer.  

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Forum: Drama and Social Change, Carnegie Center

September 22, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Drama and Social Change: A Conversation with Kia Corthron and Patrice Muhammad This event is part of the Sonya Sanchez Series, a series honoring the spirit of the poet and her many visits to the neighborhoods of Lexington. This event features Kia Corthron, who will be participating in the Kentucky Women Writers Conference and giving a keynote address.

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Lit: Bonnie Jo Campbell, UK Worsham

September 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
UK Worsham Theater,
404 S Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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What I Learned from My Mother’ features special guest Bonnie Jo Campbell, and will be followed by a Q & A and a book signing.

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference 2013

September 20, 2013 - September 21, 2013
Unnamed Venue,
Lexington, KY United States
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The 35th Annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be held September 20-21, 2013, 9 a.m.-5 a.m. at the Carnegie Center. A couple of the events include: Paisley Rekdal’s craft talk, “Forgiveness Empathy, and Photography: A Discussion of Visual Nonfictions”. Kia Corthron’s panel discussion on “The Ethics of Ethnic: Artistic Authority in Writing Outside One’s Own Ethnicity”. Molly Peacock’s craft talk, “Truths about Late Life Creativity from the Life of Mary Delany”.  

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Off the Road! Rally, Lyric Theatre

September 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
Lexington, KY United States
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Following the opening of Guy Mendes’s exhibit, Marble Creek/Endangered Watershed, at the Ann Tower Gallery. There will be a literary and musical event called “OFF THE ROAD!-A Rally Against the I-75 Connector” at the Lyric Theater at 7:30. Writers: Barbara Kingsolver, Wendell Berry, Crystal Wilkinson, Richard Taylor, Maurice Manning, Erik Reece, and Eric Scott Sutherland will read.  Musicians: Matt Duncan, the Northside Sheiks and Tee Dee Young will play.

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Lit: Women of the Word, Green Lantern

September 15, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
The Green Lantern,
497 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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7 pm Women of the Word features a reading, a poetry slam preview and a book drive for incarcerated women at The Green Lantern.

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Rev. Wayne Smith, The Grand Reserve

September 13, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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On Friday, September 13, The Wit and Wisdom of Reverend Wayne Smith and Reed Polk will be held at The Grand Reserve. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Recognition of Special KHAKY Guests will be at 7 pm, and Rev. Wayne Smith and Reed Polk’s storytelling showdown, moderated by Doug Bruce, will begin at 7:45 pm. The event is open to the public, will feature Hors d’oeuvres Buffet and Cash Bar, and will require tickets purchased in advance ($10 per person).

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BOOKS: Robert Morgan, Morris Book Shop

September 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Author Robert Morgan will sign “The Road from Gap Creek,” the sequel to his national bestseller and Oprah Book Club selection, “Gap Creek.”

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August 2013

Holler 63, Al’s Bar

August 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Holler Poet Series #63 will be held at Al’s Bar of Lexington on Wednesday, August 28, from 8 pm-12 am, featuring the return of Norman Buzz Minnick, touring in support of his new book from Kentucky publisher, Wind and the debut of Christina Lovin, EKU professor and poet. One of UK’s gems in the music performance department is classical guitarist Dieter Hennings, who has performed all over the world. Open mic starts the show at 8 pm, with signups available…

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BOOKS: Ricky Skaggs, Joseph-Beth

August 28, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir. B1, Lexington, KY United States
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Ricky Skaggs will discuss and sign his book Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 pm. This is a ticketed event. Line tickets are free and available with the purchase of Kentucky Traveler, available Tuesday, August 13, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Vouchers for the book will be available Thursday, August 1, and will come with a line ticket.  

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BOOKS: George Ella Lyon, Joseph-Beth

August 22, 2013
Joseph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir. B1, Lexington , KY United States
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Kentucky author George Ella Lyon will discuss and sign Many-Storied House: Poems on Thursday, August 22, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers.

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BOOKS: Exile, Joseph-Beth

August 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir. B1, Lexington , KY United States
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Randy Westbrook and members of the band, Exile, will discuss and sign 50 Years of Exile: The Story of a Band in Transition at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 pm. Exile formed in 1963 looking to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky, but managed to top both the pop and the country charts during a ten-year span in the late 1970s and 1980s. “Kiss You All Over” was a major hit in 1978, spending four weeks at the…

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