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March 2015

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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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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April 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Kentucky Derby’, Joseph-Beth

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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James C. Nicholson signs The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event on April 25 at Joseph-Beth. “Each year on the first Saturday in May, the world turns its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes excitement of the “greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. No American sporting event can claim the history, tradition, or pageantry that the Kentucky Derby holds. For more than 130 years, spectators have been fascinated…

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Books: ‘Beauty Queen: Whatever After #7′, Joseph-Beth

April 28 @ 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 Sarah Mlynowski discusses and signs Beauty Queen: Whatever After #7 on April 28 at Joseph-Beth.

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Books: The Prince of Jockeys, Lyric Theatre

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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There is a Library Lecture Series with Pellom McDaniels III at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday, April 29. “At the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington, Pellom McDaniels III will present his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. A member of the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, McDaniels used many resources at the Keeneland Library in his exhaustive research about the famous African-American jockey. Murphy, who was from Central Kentucky, won…

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May 2015

Books: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’, Joseph-Beth

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Star Wars authors Daniel Wallace & Adam Bray discuss and sign Ultimate Star Wars on May 3 at Joseph-Beth.

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September 2015

2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference

September 11 - 12

Short story writer and novelist Ann Beattie headlines the 2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference. “The conference, which runs Sept. 11-12, will follow the publication of Beattie’s next book, “The State We’re In: Maine Stories,” in August. The writer’s collections include “Distortions” (Doubleday, 1976); “Secrets and Surprises” (Random House, 1979); “The Burning House” (Random House, 1982); “Where You’ll Find Me” (Linden Press, 1986); “What Was Mine” (Random House, 1991); “Park City: New and Selected Stories” (Knopf, 1998); “Perfect Recall” (Scribner, 2001); “Follies: New…

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