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May 30, 2015

AAAS Reading Series Featuring Dr. DaMaris B. Hill at the Morris Book Shop

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The Morris Book Shop will host the African American & Africana Studies Program Reading Series. This first installment of the series welcomes Dr. DaMaris B. Hill.

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www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: May 30, 2015 4:00 pm
End: May 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

May 31, 2015

Robert Gipe reads and signs “Trampoline” at the Morris Book Shop

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Trampoline, a debut novel by Robert Gipe, is set in the coalfields of Kentucky. Its narrator is Dawn Jewell, a teenager who recounts the turbulent time when her grandmother Cora led her into a fight to stop a mountaintop removal coal mine. Dawn’s father, Delbert, is dead, killed in the mines, leaving her mother, Tricia, a grieving drunk. Trampoline follows Dawn as she decides whether to save a mountain or save herself; be ruled by love or ruled by anger; remain in the land of her birth or run for her life.

 

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: May 31, 2015 2:00 pm
End: May 31, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

June 2, 2015

Kentucky Great Writers at Carnegie Center

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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, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Locally owned Morris Book Shop will be on hand to sell books and refreshments will be provided by Common Grounds. Featured authors will be Leatha Kendrick (Almanac of the Invisible), Molly Harper (Better Homes and Hauntings) and Joseph G. Anthony (Wanted: Good Family). Free event. No pre-registration required.

Start: June 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 2, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

June 6, 2015

Gratz Park Literary Luncheon feat. Bobbie Ann Mason

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As part of their annual Books-in-Progress conference, the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning presents a literary luncheon on the lawn of Gratz Park featuring special guest, Kentucky author Bobbie Ann Mason, who will present a reading of flash-fiction.

Start: June 6, 2015 1:00 pm
End: June 6, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Gratz Park
Address:
Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $80+

June 10, 2015

Carrie Ryan, Renee Ahdieh, Gwenda Bond, Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd book discussion and signing at Joseph-Beth

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Meet five young adult authors in this packed panel of women. 

Carrie Ryan discussing and signing Daughter of Deep Silence

Renee Ahdieh discussing and signing The Wrath and the Dawn

Gwenda Bond discussing and signing Fallout

Megan Miranda discussing and signing Soulprint

Megan Shepherd discussing and signing The Cage 

www.josephbeth.com

 

Start: June 10, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 10, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

June 13, 2015

Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess discussing and signing “My Old Kentucky Road Trip” at Joseph-Beth

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Discover all the worthwhile distractions between Paw Paw in Pike County and the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River in Fulton County. Treasures like Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple. Or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview. From rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is chock-full of timeless landmarks. Join native Kentuckians Cameron and Blair as they explore all the amazing and irreplaceable things that make this state one of a kind. 

www.josephbeth.com

Start: June 13, 2015 2:00 pm
End: June 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Laurell K. Hamilton signs and discusses “Dead Ice: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter” at Joseph-Beth

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Anita Blake is a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to anyone is Jean-Claude’s fiancee. It’s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass–to some extent. Luckily she’s still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one heck of a zombie issue.  Bronte Bistro will feature a special menu starting at 4:00 pm.

This is a ticketed event, call (859) 273-2911 or stop by the store to reserve your place in line.

www.josephbeth.com

Start: June 13, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

June 14, 2015

Beth Underwood reads and signs “Gravity” at the Morris Book Shop

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This is the story of a small group of Army National Guardsmen from the Volunteer State of Tennessee – otherwise simple men, who spent a year of their lives in the Triangle of Death, one of Iraq’s most hostile areas of operation. But their daily patrols and combat missions weren’t featured on the nightly news. Instead, they operated as silent professionals – ordinary men facing extraordinary circumstances, who carried out their jobs to the best of their abilities and prayed they’d stay alive.

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: June 14, 2015 2:00 pm
End: June 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

June 20, 2015

Mary Coons signs “The Piglys and the Hundred-Year Mystery” at the Morris Book Shop

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In 1873, Persistence P. Pigly builds a beautiful brick home on the top of Pigville Hill that houses wonderful dreams. But as one disaster after another befalls Mr. Pigly’s mansion, it slowly becomes nothing more than dusty remains of a time long forgotten. Even the rumors that there is a treasure buried somewhere within the house begin to fade away.

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: June 20, 2015 3:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Apex Publications 10th Anniversary Celebration at Joseph-Beth

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Featuring the release of Jason Sizemore’s new book ‘For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher’, and a reading from ‘For Exposure’ with a signing afterward. Door prizes throughout the evening, a Q&A with prominent Apex editors and authors, dinner with Apex from 6 to 8 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ menu at Bronte’s Bistro, and A cocktail mixer with Apex from 8 to 10 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ mixed drink.

Start: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Thomas Merton Talk at Shaker Village

Join Dr. Paul Pearson of The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University to discuss Shaker Village’s summer exhibition, A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton.

www.shakervillageky.org

Start: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

June 25, 2015

Don Boes signs his poetry collection “Good Luck With That” at the Morris Book Shop

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This collection by Don Boes features quick shifts in tone, subject, and language as a way to discover and track the moving targets of life. Each poem offers an experience based in serious wordplay and deadpan seriousness. Poem titles like History of Appliances and Retain this Portion for Your Records hint at the jangly conglomerations that we will read and enjoy and then read again.

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: June 25, 2015 5:30 pm
End: June 25, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

September 3, 2015

Kim Harrison signs and discusses “The Drafter: Peri Reed Chronicles” at Joseph-Beth

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The Bourne Identity” meets “Minority Report” in this first highly anticipated installment in Harrison’s sexy new suspense trilogy, featuring a brilliant special task agent at the top of her field and set in a futuristic Detroit.

Tickets to meet the author FREE with purchase of ‘The Drafter’. Gives Back members are eligible for a limited number of VIP tickets.

www.josephbeth.com

Start: September 3, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 3, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States
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