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February 2015

Books: Peter Brackney’s Lost Lexington, Farish Theatre

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Peter Brackney discusses and signs his latest book, Lost Lexington, at the Central Library’s Farish Theatre at 6 pm on February 26. “Join author, attorney, local historian, and preservationist Peter Brackney in the Farish Theater as he discuss his newest book, Lost Lexington. Come explore the back stories of the many hidden Bluegrass treasures. A book signing follows in the 3rd floor Kentucky Room. Books available for sale, or bring your own copy.”

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Lit: Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wandering Storytellers at Farish Theatre at 7 pm on Monday, February 23.

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Books: The Glass Arrow, Joseph-Beth

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Young Adult author Kristen Simmons discusses and signs The Glass Arrow at 7 pm on February 17.

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Read: Appalachian Dance, Morris Book Shop

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Susan Spalding reads and signs Appalachian Dance at the Morris Book Shop at 4 pm. Featuring music by Rich Kirby and friends.

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Lit: Kentucky Great Writer Series, Carnegie Center

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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On February 10, the Kentucky Great Writer Series presents MaryJean Wall, Julie Kibler, and Fred Minnick at the Carnegie Center. “The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Each event starts at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 7:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the author readings,…

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January 2015

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Carnegie Center

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the Carnegie Center at 6:30 pm on January 28.

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Books: Brandon Sanderson, Joseph-Beth

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Brandon Sanderson discusses and signs Firefight: The Reckoners Book Two at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth on January 26.

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Books: Christopher Scotton, Joseph Beth

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Author, Christopher Scotton, will discuss and sign his book, Secret Wisdom of the Earth: A Novel on Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm at Joseph Beth.

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Holler Poet Series, Al’s Bar

January 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Al’s Bar hosts the Holler Poet Series at 9 pm. Musical guest is Stephen Molyneux (La Station Radar Records).

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Books: Tess Gerritsen, Joseph Beth

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joesph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Tess Gerritsen will sign and discuss her book, Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel at Joseph Beth on Wednesday, January 21 at 7 pm.

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Books: Jonathan Ashley, Morris Book Shop

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, January 17, at 4 pm, Jonathan Ashley will be signing copies of his new book, The Cost of Doing Business.

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December 2014

Lit: Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

December 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theatre will host storyteller, teaching artist, and native of Eastern Kentucky, Octavia Sexton on Monday, December 29th at 7 pm.

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Kids: What Forest Knows, Morris Bookshop

December 20, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, December 20, author George Ella Lyon will meet with readers and sign her new children’s book, What Forest Knows.

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BOOKS: Jon Weece, Joseph Beth

December 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Lexington author Jon Weece will discuss and sign his book, Jesus Prom: Life Gets Fun When You Love People Like God Does.

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BOOKS: Rona Roberts, Joseph Beth

December 9, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Local Author Rona Roberts will discuss and sign her latest book, Classic Kentucky Meals: Stories, Ingredients & Recipes from the Traditional Bluegrass Kitchen

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BOOKS: Beth Ellen Rosenbaum, Morris Book Shop

December 6, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On Saturday, December 6th special guest and music specialist Beth Ellen will lead children’s story hour, filled with stories, music crafts, and more.

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Books: Anne Byre, Joesph Beth

December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joesph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Anne Byre will discuss and sign her cookbook, Anne Byrn Saves the Day! Cookbook: 125 Guaranteed-To-Please, Go-To Recipes to Rescue Any Occasion on Thursday, Dec 4th at 7 pm.

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November 2014

Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

November 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wandering Storytellers features the winners of the Kentucky Youth Storytelling competition. Central Library Farish Theatre on November 24 at 7 pm.

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Books: The Houses of Richard B. Isenhour, Carnegie Center

November 20, 2014 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Today the term “mid-century modern” designates a design movement in American housing that began after World War II. The postwar era was a time of new beginnings, with some designers creating a new look in housing for the modern age. Along with architects across the nation, Kentucky’s Richard B. Isenhour focused on new design goals — simple lines, open living areas, connection to the outdoors, and use of natural materials. Larry Isenhour, author of the book The Houses Of Richard…

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Holler Poets Series, Al’s Bar

November 19, 2014 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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There is a Holler Poets Series at Al’s Bar at 9 pm on Wednesday, November 19.

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Speak: Garrison Keillor, EKU

November 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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“Garrison Keillor is a storyteller. Returning to the EKU Center by popular demand, the charming, witty, and entertaining writer will have you wrapped around his finger with his touching anecdotes, comic monologues, and thought-provoking observations. You’ll never forget his tales of Lake Wobegon and so much more”

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Books: No Rehearsal, A Memoir, Morris Book Shop

November 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Brenda Peterson reads from and signs No Rehearsal, A Memoir at the Morris Book shop at 2 pm on November 16.

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Kentucky Book Fair, Frankfort Convention Center

November 15, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Frankfort Convention Center,
405 Metro Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair is on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at the Frankfort Convention Center. Over 100 authors and 4,000 patrons attend The Kentucky Book Fair each year. This year, Maryjean Wall, Virginia Smith, Wanda Luttrell, and R.L. Isenhour are among the feature authors.

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Books: Diane Cook, Joseph-Beth

November 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Nonfiction and short story writer Diane Cook discusses and signs Man v. Nature: Stories at Joseph-Beth on November 12 at 7 pm.

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Eat: Country Ham Dinner With Steve Coomes, Azur

November 12, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Azur,
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550, Lexington, KY 40513 United States
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“Author Steve Coomes will bring stories of the timeless Southern tradition of country ham to a special dining event at Azur Restaurant & Patio Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. Azur chef Jeremy Ashby, inspired by recipes in Coomes’ recently released book Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke, has created a four-course menu highlighting the Kentucky delicacy. An avid cook of cured meats, Ashby will prepare some of world’s best aged pork while Coomes gives diners…

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Books: A New Dawn: Star Wars, Joseph-Beth

November 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle , Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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New York Times bestseller John Jackson Miller discusses and signs A New Dawn: Star Wars on Tuesday, November 11 at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth.

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Books: LOST Lexington Kentucky, Morris Bookshop

November 9, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Peter Brackney signs and reads his latest book, LOST Lexington Kentucky.

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Books: Salt River Anthology, Morris Book Shop

November 8, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Charlie Hughes reads and signs his collection Salt River Anthology

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Carnegie Classics: Catcher in the Rye

November 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Even though we hate such a phony word, you’re in for a “grand” night at our third annual Carnegie Classics event featuring The Catcher in the Rye, Friday, November 7, 7:00 pm. Come clap for all the wrong reasons as we feature the Jessie Laine Powell Jazz Trio, local filmmakers (Norton Brothers, Whitney Baker, Bianca Spriggs & Jeremey Midkiff, to mention a few), performances by BlackBird Dance Theatre and other artistic surprises inspired by J.D. Salinger’s seminal novel. We’ll drown…

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Speak: Walking The Way, Farish Theatre

November 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Presentation of the 1,000 mile journey to Santiago with guest speaker Lee Sanstead.

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October 2014

Reading: Silas House, Carrick Theatre

October 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nationally bestselling author Silas House comes to the Carrick Theatre to do a public reading. Silas’s works include Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo.

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Children’s Literacy Festival, the Arboretum

October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 17th: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, October 18th: 10 am – 5 pm “Presented by Child Advocacy Today in partnership with The Arboretum, A CAT’s Tale brings beloved children’s literature to life through interactive exhibits, created and staffed by students at the University of Kentucky. Come walk the trail at The Arboretum and enjoy the costumes and theatrics. Curriculum tailored for children in grades K through 5, but plenty to enjoy for younger children, and the child…

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Books: Felix Francis, Joseph-Beth

October 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 10 at 7 pm, Felix Francis discusses and signs Dick Francis’s Damage: A Novel of Suspense.

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Books: Hannah Pittard, Morris Book Shop

October 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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UK Assistant Professor Hannah Pittard signs her new book, Reunion, 5:30 pm, Morris Book Shop.

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Books: Maryjean Wall, Morris Book Shop

October 5, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Maryjean Wall signs her new book Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel, Noon, Morris Book Shop.

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Books: Gwenda Bond, Morris Book Shop

October 4, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Gwenda Bond signs Girl on a Wire, 5:30 pm, Morris Book Shop.

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Books: Brad Jones, Joseph-Beth

October 1, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Wednesday, October 1 at 7 pm, Brad Jones discusses and signs Black Walls Turn Gray: A Veteran’s Novel of War and Recovery. “Black Walls Turn Gray is a novel about the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that soldiers face when readjusting to civilian life. Young, fit, and from a military family, Corporal Quince Magowan sees serving his country as his patriotic duty. Unfortunately, fighting in his generation’s war proves to be more than just a physical battle. When he returns home to…

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September 2014

Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 21, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 21st, historian and author David Burg will open his 1920s Craftsman…

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Books: Joan Walsh Anglund, Farish Theater

September 20, 2014 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Author of more than 95 books with 45 million in sales, Joan Walsh Anglund is a literary icon adored by generations of readers. Join us to learn more about her extraordinary career. Special guest author/illustrator Mary Engelbreit will also speak.” This event will take place at 2:30 pm at the Farish Theater.

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Books: Mark Schimmoeller, Morris Book Shop

September 20, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Mark Schimmoeller will be signing his book Slowpoke: a Unicyclist’s Guide to America at the Morris Book Shop, on September 20, at 2 pm.

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Books: Kim Harrison, Joseph-Beth

September 16, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison discusses and signs The Witch with No Name Tuesday, September 16 at 12 pm at Joseph-Beth.

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Stars with Accents Readings, Carnegie Center

September 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Sunday, September 14, there will be Stars with Accents readings by Leatha Kendrick, Paulette Livers, and Lisa Williams, moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. The event will begin at 7 pm at the Carnegie Center.  

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Lecture: Oliver Leaman, UK Art Museum

September 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Join UK professor of philosophy and Zantker Professor Judaic Studies Dr. Oliver Leaman for Modern Islamic Art and Its Sources in the Middle East, a lecture in association with UK College of Arts & Sciences’ Year of the Middle East.” Sunday, September 14th at 2 pm at the UK Art Museum.  

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Wild Women of Poetry Slam, Transy

September 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Saturday, September 13, Transylvania University’s Carrick Theatre will be hosting the Wild Women of Poetry Slam, part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. The Slam, which will start at 6:30 pm, will include headliner and celebrity judge Ellen Hagan, and emcee Bianca Spriggs.  

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Books: Jean P. Moore, Joseph-Beth

September 13, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Jean P. Moore discusses and signs Water on the Moon, at 2 pm September 12 at Joseph-Beth.

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Carnegie Center

September 13, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be taking place September 12-13. Launched by UK in 1979, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest actively running women’s literary festival in the nation. On Saturday, September 13, the Carnegie Center will be hosting a number of readings, discussions, and workshops, starting at 8 am.  Daytime sessions require a general admission or student pass to attend.  

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference Keynote, Memorial Hall

September 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Memorial Hall,
Lexington, KY United States
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As part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Tracy K. Smith and Tina Chang will be doing a keynote reading at Memorial Hall, starting at 7:30 pm.

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Carnegie Center

September 12, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be taking place September 12-13. Launched by UK in 1979, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest actively running women’s literary festival in the nation. On Friday, September 12, the Carnegie Center will be hosting a number of readings, discussions, and workshops, starting at 8 am.  Daytime sessions require a general admission or student pass to attend.    

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Sonia Series Lecture, Asha Bandele, Lyric Theatre

September 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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On Thursday, September 11, at 7 pm, the Lyric Theatre will be hosting a community lecture as part of the Sonia Sanchez Series. The keynote address by Asha Bandele, covers racial and social justice, poetry, and how they all relate to Lexington. Chaired by Patrice Muhammad.  

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Books: John Scalzi, Joseph-Beth

September 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author, Hugo Award winner, and author of Lock In, will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm on September 11.

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