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November 2014

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

November 20 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 - 18
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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Poetry Reading: Jill McCorkle, UK Art Museum

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Poet and novelist Jill McCorkle will be reading poetry at the UK Art Museum at 8 pm.

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Books: Angela Pneuman, Joseph Beth

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir B1, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Kentucky author Angela Pneuman discusses and signs her debut novel Lay it on My Heart at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. “A moving, hilarious portrait of mothers and daughters, “Lay It on My Heart” brings us into the heart of a family weathering the toughest patch of their lives. But most of all, it marks out the seemingly unbearable realities of growing up, the strength that comes from finding real friendship, and the power of discovering–and accepting–who you are.”

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Books: Jan Karon, Joseph-Beth

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Jan Karon will be discussing and signing Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel on September 3, at 7 pm. “Jan Karon is the #1 ‘New York Times’-bestselling author of twenty-three books, including the Mitford novels, the Father Tim novels, a popular cookbook, and several books for children.”

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August 2014

Books: Kate Horning, Joseph Beth

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Certified holistic health coach and chef Kate Horning signs Healthy Living Redefined: Live It. Share It. at Joseph Beth, at 7 pm.  

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Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

August 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Gwenda Johnson and Pam Holcomb present “Bee Still” at the Farish Theatre at the Central Library, at 7 pm.

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Anne Caudill & Terry Cummins, Joseph Beth

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Anne Caudill and Terry Cummins share The Caudills of the Cumberlands: Anne’s Story of Life with Harry at Joseph Beth at 2 pm.

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Books: Katherine Mooney, Morris Book Shop

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Friday, August 22, Katherine Mooney signs “Race Horse Men: How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack” at Morris Book Shop 5:30 pm.

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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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