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April 2015

Lit: Readers and Rockers, Farish Theatre

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Readers and Rockers on Thursday, April 23: An Evening of Poems and Songs (Eric Sutherland, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, Carrie Green, Scott Whiddon, J Marinelli) 7 pm, Farish Theater in Central Library.  

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Class: The Artist’s Way, Joseph-Beth

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Carnegie Center for Learning & Literacy presents ‘The Artist’s Way’: Nurturing Our Creative Life class on Wednesday, April 22.

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Books: ‘The Houses of Richard B. Isenhour’, Joseph-Beth

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Larry Isenhour discusses and signs The Houses of Richard B. Isenhour at Joseph-Beth on Tuesday, April 21.

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Read: Family Guy’s Kirker Butler’s ‘Pretty Ugly’, Morris Book Shop

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Kentucky native and Emmy nominee Kirker Butler has written for Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and The Neighbors, and will sign his debut novel, Pretty Ugly, 4 pm, Morris Book Shop (see interview with Ace Weekly here).  

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Read: Affrilachian Poets, WT Young Library Auditorium

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
William T. Young Library,
401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Join SAB’s Multicultural Affairs Committee in enjoying exciting and culturally immersive poetry readings by the Affrilachian Poets on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the William T. Young Library. The Affrilachian Poets, a group of talented poets, was created by Danville native and UK faculty, Frank X. Walker. There will be presentation from five of the poets and they will share their colorful personal history of being a minority in the Appalachian area and how their identity…

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Speak: David Sedaris, EKU

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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David Sedaris speaks at the EKU Center for the Arts on April 14, 2015. “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris comes to the EKU Center riding a wave of success borne on his most recent collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. The author of the bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames presents a one-night-only event featuring new readings of his work and a book signing.”

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Books: Maryjean Wall’s ‘Madam Belle’, McConnell Springs

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McConnell Springs,
416 Rebmann Ln, Lexington, KY United States
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McConnell Spring presents an Author Series event on April 14, 2015. The McConnell Springs Author & Speaker Series present Maryjean Wall and Justin Lloyd. Wall reads and discusses Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel. Lloyd reads and discusses The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney. For more information and directions, call 859.225.4073. The Author Series is sponsored by The Friends of McConnell Spring and Lexington Parks & Recreation.

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David Sedaris, EKU

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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David Sedaris will be performing at EKU on Tuesday April 14 at 7:30 pm.

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Class: Carnegie Center: Bookmaking, 808 North Limestone

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Carnegie Center presents the class Bookmaking: Simple Non-Adhesive Book Structures from 10 am – 1 pm and from 2 – 5 pm on April 11, 2015. “We will learn simple bookbinding techniques including a simple single signature pamphlet stitch, a two signature pamphlet stitch, and a nonadhesive link stitch. Each participant will make 3-4 softcover books and learn basic techniques to make books using simple tools, in their own home. This class will take place at Alex Brooks’ studio,…

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Books: Lin Stepp’s Makin’ Miracles, Joseph-Beth

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Lin Stepp discusses and signs Makin’ Miracles: A Smoky Mountain Novel on Saturday, April 4 at 2 pm at Joseph-Beth. “Zola Devon has always been a little different. Half Tahitian, with long black hair and dark eyes, she’s especially distinctive in the mountain town of Gatlinburg. She even stocks her gift shop, Nature’s Corner, with items that reflect her island heritage and tantalize tourists. But it’s her spot-on intuition that truly sets Zola apart. And when the surly photographer who owns the…

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Books: Flavors From Home, Joseph-Beth

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Aimee Zaring discusses and signs Flavors From Home at Joseph-Beth on Thursday, April 2.

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Books: Daryl Gregory’s ‘Harrison Squared’, Joseph-Beth

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Award-winning author Daryl Gregory discusses and signs Harrison Squared on Wednesday, April 1 at Joseph-Beth. “Harrison Harrison–H2 to his mom–is a supernatural “sensitive” and a lonely teenager who’s been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like him: Dunnsmouth, a Lovecraftian town perched on rocks above the Atlantic, where strange…

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March 2015

Books: Tonya Kappes, Joseph-Beth

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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USA Today bestselling author Tonya Kappes discusses and signs A Ghostly Grave: A Ghostly Southern Mystery and A Ghostly Undertaking: A Ghostly Southern Mystery at Joseph Beth on Tuesday, March 31.

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Lit: Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wandering Storytellers at the Farish Theatre in the Central Library on March 30 at 7 pm. “One of two formats will be presented each month. Most months will have a featured storyteller who will tell for 30 – 45 minutes. Listen in as the teller spins tales, transports, and entertains all within earshot. Audience members are welcome to share their stories during open mic times after the featured storyteller.The other format is a story slam held four times a year.…

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Holler Poets Series, Al’s Bar

March 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Holler Poets Series is at Al’s Bar at 9 pm on March 25.

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Books: ‘The Accidental Superpower’, Joseph-Beth

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan discusses and signs The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder at Joseph-Beth on Wednesday, March 25. “International strategist Peter Zeihan examines how geography, combined with demography and energy independence, will pave the way for one of the great turning points in history, and one in which America reasserts its global dominance. No other country has a greater network of internal waterways, a greater command of deepwater navigation, or a firmer hold…

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Lit: Holly Goddard Jones Reading, Transy

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Transylvania University’s Carrick Theatre hosts a Holly Goddard Jones reading of The Next Time You See Me at 5 pm on March 24. “Holly Goddard Jones, winner of Transylvania’s inaugural Judy Gaines Young Book Award, will conduct a reading from her winning novel, The Next Time You See Me, in Carrick Theater. Author Silas House selected her book for the award, praising it for its rich language, provocative themes, and sense of place. Jones teaches in the creative writing program at…

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Books: CJ Box, ‘Endangered’, Joseph-Beth

March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box discusses and signs Endangered at Joseph-Beth at 5 pm on March 22. Summary: “Joe Pickett had good reason to dislike rodeo champion Dallas Cates, and now he has even more–Joe’s eighteen-year-old ward, April, has run off with him. And then comes even worse news: April has been found in a ditch along the highway–alive, but just barely, the victim of blunt force trauma. The doctors aren’t sure if she’ll recover. Cates denies having anything…

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Culture: The Thirteen, Centre College

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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“The Thirteen” at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on March 19. ” ‘The Thirteen’ is a multimedia performance paying homage to Black women and girls who were slain in Kentucky during the late 19th-early 20th centuries. Featuring original poetry by Bianca Spriggs, music by thirteen Kentucky musicians, a short film, and photography by Angel Clark, this extraordinary production will be a Centre College event showing for one night only at the Norton Center, March 19 at 7:30 PM.”

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Books: Guerilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky, Joseph-Beth

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Kentucky author Gerald Fischer discusses and signs Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky at Joseph-Beth at 2 pm on March 14. “Usually when people think about “guerrilla activity” during the Civil War, the border conflicts between Kansas and Missouri come to mind. However, guerrilla forces roamed throughout the border states and beyond throughout the entire war. This is especially true for the “Heartland of Kentucky”, roughly defined by the Pennyroyal and Bluegrass regions in the central/west-central areas of the state. This…

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Preview: Woodford Theatre’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’, Joseph-Beth

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Woodford Theatre & local author Sharon Lathan presents a preview of Woodford Theatre’s Sense and Sensibility and a talk from local Jane Austen novel writer Sharon Lathan about the author’s lasting impact.

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Books: David Arnold’s ‘Mosquitoland’, Joseph-Beth

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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A Young Adult Panel featuring David Arnold, Jasmine Ward, and Courtney Stevens discusses and signs their books, respectively, Mosquitoland, My Heart and Other Black Holes, and Faking Normal. March 10 at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth.

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Kentucky Crafted: The Market, Heritage Hall

March 6 - 8
Heritage Hall / Lexington Center,
430 W. Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Kentucky Crafted: The Market is at the Lexington Convention Center’s Heritage Hall March 6-8. “Friday, March 6: 9 am – 7 pm (trade only Saturday, March 7: 9 am – 7 pm Sunday, March 8: 10 am – 5 pm A convergence of high quality art, craft, literature, music, film and food. One of the only state-sponsored shows of its kind to showcase traditional and contemporary fine art and craft along with Kentucky-related books, musical recordings, films and specialty food…

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Books: ‘Fake IDs’, Joseph-Beth

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Local author Katie Humphress discusses and signs Fake IDs at Joseph-Beth on Thursday, March 5.

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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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