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July 23, 2014

Holler Poets Series #47 at Al’s Bar

  Featuring West Virginian Ron Houchin, author of seven books of poetry and one book of short stories. His latest, THE MAN WHO SAWS US IN HALF (LSU Press) has been awarded the 2013 Weatherford Award for poetry by Berea College. Michael Wayne Hampton, Spalding MFA grad and native of Eastern Kentucky has won many awards for his short fiction. …

Start: July 23, 2014 8:00 am
End: July 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

August 20, 2014

Megan Whitmer book signing: ‘Between’ at Morris Book Shop

  When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria–a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends–and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery.   www.morrisbookshop.com  …

Start: August 20, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

September 12, 2014

Kentucky Women Writers Conference at Carnegie Center

  The 36th annual event features workshops, readings, and panels in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with presenters Asha Bandele, Joy Castro, Tina Chang, Sarah Combs, Ellen Hagan, Leslie Jamison, Rebecca Makkai, Jill McCorkle, Tracy K. Smith, Margaret Wrinkle, and more.   $200 general admission, $125 without workshop, $30 students.   www.carnegieliteracy.org  

Date: September 12, 2014
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

Brave New Words: Poetry Readings at Memorial Hall

  The Kentucky Woman Writers Conference presents readings by Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn. A conversation with the poets and a book-signing will follow.      

Start: September 12, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: UK Memorial Hall
Address:
Memorial Hall, S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, United States

September 13, 2014

Kentucky Women Writers Conference at Carnegie Center

  The 36th annual event features workshops, readings, and panels in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with presenters Asha Bandele, Joy Castro, Tina Chang, Sarah Combs, Ellen Hagan, Leslie Jamison, Rebecca Makkai, Jill McCorkle, Tracy K. Smith, Margaret Wrinkle, and more.   $200 general admission, $125 without workshop, $30 students.   www.carnegieliteracy.org  

Date: September 13, 2014
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

Wild Women of Poetry Slam at the Carrick Theatre

 This year’s Wild Women of Poetry Slam, a spoken word competition with audience judging presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference, features poet and celebrity judge Ellen Hagan and is emceed by Bianca Spriggs.  6:30 Open mic, performances begin at 7.   www.carnegieliteracy.org   

Start: September 13, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Transylvania University's Carrick Theater
Address:
300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, United States

September 14, 2014

Stars with Accents Literary Reading at the Carnegie Center

  Hosted by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, this annual event features readings by Leatha Kendrick, Paulette Livers, and Lisa Williams.   www.carnegieliteracy.com 

Start: September 14, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

November 7, 2014

Carnegie Center Classics: Catcher In The Rye

  Step into mid-century New York City. Spend an evening in the world of Holden Caulfield. This November, our annual “Carnegie Classics” happening will celebrate J.D. Salinger’s classic, “Catcher in the Rye.”   www.carnegiecenterlex.org

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

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