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November 1, 2014

Writing Workshop at The UK Art Museum

Join poet and UK Professor of English, Julia Johnson, for “Poetry in the Museum” a workshop inspired by the “Take My Word For It” exhibition. This event is appropriate for writers of all ages and experience.

Start: November 1, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: UK Art Museum
Phone: (859) 257-5716
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $20 , $15 for members and students

Christopher Epling & Mary Powell Wagner discussing & signing ‘Simon Salamander’ at Joseph Beth

‘Simon Salamander’ is an orange salamander who lives in the most suitable environment for his kind; surrounded by the mountains and rivers of Eastern Kentucky. Though he day begins the same as always, Simon will face some of his biggest struggles; most importantly, being thought of as a lizard instead of an amphibian! Go on an adventure with the little …

Start: November 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Patrick Rothfuss discussing & signing ‘The Slow Regard of Silent Things’ at Joseph Beth

Rothfuss is a wildly entertaining speaker who usually leads a lengthy question and answer session following his book discussion before signing. Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the …

Start: November 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 5, 2014

Julie Kagawa discussing & signing ‘Talon’ at Joseph-Beth

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.  

Start: November 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 7, 2014

Carnegie Center Classics: Catcher In The Rye

Now in year three, the Carnegie Classics series uses literature as a jumping off point to tickle all the senses, with elaborate events that employ fashion, visual art, music and performance to evoke a classic work of literature. For this year’s third annual event, the Carnegie Center’s staff will transform the literary center’s historic building into a tribute to J.D. …

Start: November 7, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door

November 8, 2014

Star Wars: Family Fun Day at Joseph-Beth

From Jedi and Wookies to the 501st and Rebels, all creatures from a Galaxy Far Far away are welcome to mingle for a force-filled Story Time. Come costumed and ready to read for this event. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 8, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 11, 2014

John Jackson Miller discussing & signing ‘A New Dawn: Star Wars’ at Joseph Beth

The first “Star Wars” novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, “Star Wars: A New Dawn” is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series “Star Wars Rebels” first came to cross paths. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Diane Cook discussing & signing ‘Man V. Nature: Stories’ at Joseph Beth

A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle …

Start: November 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 13, 2014

Johnette Downing reading & signing ‘Macarooned on a Dessert Island’ at Joseph Beth

Johnette Downing, author of ‘Today is Monday in Kentucky’ will be reading from her new book ‘Macarooned on a Dessert Island’.  A delightful and delicious tale of cake, candy, and sweets, this daydream takes you to a magical island sprinkled with cupcake flowers and lollipop trees. Even in the land of desserts, healthy snacks abound-fruits, veggies, and more.  Punny images …

Start: November 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 15, 2014

33rd Annual Kentucky Book Fair at Joseph Beth

The Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Each year approximately 150 authors attend the Book Fair to autograph copies of their latest book! 2014 catalogs are available at Joseph-Beth. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 15, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 18, 2014

An Evening with Garrison Keillor at EKU Center for The Arts

Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. Returning to the EKU Center by popular demand, the charming, witty, and always entertaining writer will have you wrapped around his finger with his touching anecdotes, comic monologues, and thought-provoking observations. www.ekucenter.com for tickets and information.

Start: November 18, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States

November 21, 2014

Overnight Write-In for NaNoWriMo at Joseph Beth

Joseph-Beth and the Carnegie Center invite all National Novel Writing Month participants – or any dedicated writer – to spend the night at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. From 9:00 pm to 9:00 am, the bookstore will be open for you to relax, stretch out, and find inspiration for your next great novel. Optional group sessions are offered throughout the night, led by …

Start: November 21, 2014 9:00 pm
End: November 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 22, 2014

Community Appreciation Day at Joseph Beth

Twice a year, Joseph Beth dedicates a whole day to customers and friends in the form of music, special sales, giveaways and family fun. Local food vendors will be in the store sampling all day. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 22, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

January 20, 2015

‘Dwellings’ Artist Talk with Libby Rowe at Morlan Gallery

Texas artist Libby Rowe deconstructs notions of home, house, and neighborhood in this one-person exhibition that features photography and sculpture. In three major works, Inside/Out, (sub)Division, and Dwell, Rowe cleverly casts a fresh gaze on the façade- like quality of the American home, questions the success of the urban subdivision, and considers the philosophical meaning of “dwellings.”  

Start: January 20, 2015 12:30 pm
End: January 20, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: Morlan Gallery
Phone: (859) 233-8142
Address:
300 N Broadway, Lexington, 40508

March 5, 2015

Mike Daisey: ‘Life During Wartime’ at EKU Center for the Arts

Groundbreaking author, actor, and monologist Mike Daisey’s new work, “Life During Wartime” was inspired by his father, a veterans’ counselor, and focuses on the lives of veterans after they come home, and the changing face of our military. A captivating piece by an artist The New York Times calls “one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” www.ekucenter.com

Start: March 5, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 5, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $20-$34