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September 11, 2014

“The Prisoner’s Wife”: A Conversation with Asha Bandele and Patrice Muhammad

The Sonia Sanchez Series, honoring the indelible spirit of the poet and her many visits to the neighborhoods of Lexington, brings Asha Bandele, a major thinker whose writing impacts Black culture and social justice issues. She participates in the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference and gives a keynote address, free and open to the community, alongside series chair Patrice Muhammad.  www.carnegieliteracy.org

Start: September 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 11, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

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 by Tracy K. Smith

  Brave New Words: poetry readings by Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn. Followed by a conversation with the poets and a book-signing.  

Start: September 12, 2014 12:00 am
End: September 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: UK Memorial Hall
Address:
Memorial Hall, S. Limestone 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

The Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference

  The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest running literary festival of women in the nation. Launched by the University of Kentucky in 1979, it has become a premier destination for the celebration of women’s arts and letters. www.beetnik.com 

Start: September 13, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

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
Cost: Free

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

September 24, 2014

‘Street Tested: Kentucky Grafitti Artists’ Talk with Andrew Hem

This exhibition features tags, illustrations and writing by five graffiti artists from Kentucky, and this evening’s program will include a talk with artist Andrew Hem.  

Start: September 24, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

October 10, 2014

Laura Nakadate: Strangers and Relations Lecture

In conjunction with the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series, photographer Laura Nakadate will exhibit her portraits of two groups of people and give a lecture. Nakadate contacted her “strangers” through friends and social media, while her “Relations” subjects were discovered through DNA tests that Nakadate took to uncover data about her mother’s family history.

Start: October 10, 2014 4:00 pm
End: October 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: UK Worsham Theater
Address:
Lexington , 40508

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

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

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