KY Literary Calendar

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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Salvation In The Salvaged: TRASHart
Salvation In The Salvaged: TRASHart @ Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts
Mar 2 all-day
March 2nd: Salvation In The Salvaged: TRASHart Inspired by the short YouTube clip of O’Brien speaking about recycling, workshop attendees will bring a piece of trash to workshop with them and consider their life in … Continue reading "Salvation In The Salvaged: TRASHart"
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
Women Who Write 6:30 pm
Women Who Write @ Highlands Branch of the Jefferson County Public Library
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Our goal is to encourage, support, and educate all women who aspire to write. Our group is diverse and dynamic. Whether you’re just starting out, a newly published writer, or in the middle of your … Continue reading "Women Who Write"
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Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series 10:30 am
Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series @ Carnegie Center For Literacy & Learning
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
This class focuses on writings by Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame inductees, using  Morris Grubbs’ landmark short story anthology Home and Beyond as a text. Short fiction by Hall of Fame writers will comprise the … Continue reading "Exploring Kentucky Writers: A Short Story Discussion Series"
Paths to Publication: Short Stories, Poems, Essays, & Plays 11:30 am
Paths to Publication: Short Stories, Poems, Essays, & Plays @ Scott County Public Library
Mar 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
You’ve written that short story, poem, essay or play and the last thing you want to do is stow it in a drawer. We’ll talk about finding the courage to send your work out, targeting potential markets, … Continue reading "Paths to Publication: Short Stories, Poems, Essays, & Plays"
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Louisville SCBWI Midsouth Chit Chatters Schmooze 6:00 pm
Louisville SCBWI Midsouth Chit Chatters Schmooze @ Barnes & Noble, Café
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anyone interested in writing for children is welcome to join us. No RSVP required. The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for critiquing. Illustrators are always welcome.
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Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Finding Your Voice As A Writer
Finding Your Voice As A Writer @ Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts
Mar 9 all-day
Inspired by the short YouTube clip of O’Brien discussing repetition in art and the act of making space to fail, we’ll discuss one of the most essential and difficult tools to develop as a writer: … Continue reading "Finding Your Voice As A Writer"
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
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Picture Book Intensive 10:30 am
Picture Book Intensive @ Carnegie Center
Mar 11 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
We will begin by looking at the characteristics and scope of this distinctive art form. Then we’ll do exercises designed to put you in touch with your material. After sharing some of these, we’ll look … Continue reading "Picture Book Intensive"
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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Mar 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Focused on writing memoirs or family history, this time is dedicated to writing, sharing and learning together.
Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
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YA Author Reading & Panel 12:00 pm
YA Author Reading & Panel @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
(optional lunch $10) Did you know that Kentucky is full of award-winning young adult (YA) book authors? Join us to meet and hear from YA authors including Sarah Combs (The Light Fantastic, Breakfast Served Anytime), David … Continue reading "YA Author Reading & Panel"
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Berea Book Fest 10:00 am
Berea Book Fest @ Berea branch Madison Co. Public Library
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
At the third annual Berea Book Fest, visitors can talk with Central Kentucky authors and poets, purchase books, and attend readings and panels. The event opens at 10:00am and ends at 2:30pm. For a list … Continue reading "Berea Book Fest"
Honing Your Sales Pitch 10:30 am
Honing Your Sales Pitch @ Carnegie Center
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Whether for your first approach to an editor, agent, or publisher- or to potential readers at book fairs or signings- your pitch must sell your book. Practice how you’ll sell your book at every level, … Continue reading "Honing Your Sales Pitch"
Berea Writers Circle 1:30 pm
Berea Writers Circle @ Berea Branch of the Madison County Public Library
Mar 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Berea Writers Circle meets on the third Saturday of the month. Each meeting features a program to foster good writing. The BWC welcomes writers of genres, published and unpublished. We also coordinate critique groups that meet … Continue reading "Berea Writers Circle"
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Lexington Story Slam 8:00 pm
Lexington Story Slam @ The Burl
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Compete against Central Kentucky’s best storytellers for bragging rights and free tickets to the show of your choice at The Burl. The theme for this Story Slam is “Pet.” All stories must involve that theme, … Continue reading "Lexington Story Slam"
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Scott Russell Sanders, reading and book signing 11:00 am
Scott Russell Sanders, reading and book signing @ Owensboro Community and Technical College
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am
Award-winning essayist and author Scott Russell Sanders will give a reading followed by a book signing as part of Owensboro Community and Technical College’s Common Reading program. Event is free and open to the public.
Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
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Monthly Book Discussion 5:30 pm
Monthly Book Discussion @ The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction, plays, and poetry chosen by the group.
Writers Meet-Up 5:30 pm
Writers Meet-Up @ Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
If you love to write, come to the Carnegie Center to meet like-minded writers, find a writing group/critique partner, and/or mingle with instructors, mentors, published authors, and fellow students. Wine, refreshments, and light hors d’oeuvres … Continue reading "Writers Meet-Up"
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
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Nonfiction Book Proposals 10:30 am
Nonfiction Book Proposals @ Carnegie Center
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Got an idea for a nonfiction book or memoir? Before you invest months or years writing it, hold up! Nonfiction publishing isn’t like the fiction market- you don’t need to have a completed manuscript before … Continue reading "Nonfiction Book Proposals"
Read Indie!: a self-publishing showcase 1:00 pm
Read Indie!: a self-publishing showcase @ Paul Sawyier Public Library
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm
Self-publishing is not what it used to be! New technologies and changing attitudes have helped make it the fastest-growing sector in today’s publishing industry. As an affordable, timely option that offers greater creative control, many … Continue reading "Read Indie!: a self-publishing showcase"
Young Writers’ Workshop 2:00 pm
Young Writers’ Workshop @ Hopkins Co. Library in Mall
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Experienced writing workshop leader offers monthly option to teens 14 and over, as well as adult writers for young adults to come to a free writers’ workshop held monthly for prompts, immediate writing and critiques.
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Mermaid Party with Author Debbie Dadey 2:00 pm
Mermaid Party with Author Debbie Dadey @ Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm
Mermaid Party with Author Debbie Dadey @ Lexington Public Library Beaumont Branch | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Debbie Dadey, author of the Mermaid Tales book series, will join two other authors starting off with readings from their books and a challenge to kids in the audience to guess the ending or share … Continue reading "Mermaid Party with Author Debbie Dadey"
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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Focused on writing memoirs or family history, this time is dedicated to writing, sharing and learning together.
Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Local writer and workshop leader Kathy Skaggs has nearly 20 years experience leading writing workshops and is a certified leader in the Amherst Writers and Artists writing group method. Suitable for writers of all abilities and … Continue reading "Free Creative Writing Group"
Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest Reading 6:00 pm
Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest Reading @ Carnegie Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for a reading by winners of the Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest.
Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest Reading 6:00 pm
Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest Reading @ Carnegie Center
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for a reading by winners of the Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest.
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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop 6:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop @ Thomas More College | Crestview Hills | Kentucky | United States
Write, read and revise within a community of writers committed to deepening their craft. Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel leads a weekly intensive seminar designed to energize writers in all aspects of the poetic process: … Continue reading "From Draft to Craft Poetry Workshop"
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
(Teens and adults) Join this fun group of fellow wordsmiths and kick start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience welcome.
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  • Reading Reception: A reading, such an author reading or a poetry slam.
  • Reading Discussion: A discussion of a reading, such as a book club.
  • Writing Instruction: A class in which an instructor is giving guidance, specifically about the act of writing, whether that be poetry, prose, or a specific genre of fiction.
  • Writing Feedback: An event where people are given constructive feedback on their writing, such as in a workshop or a writing group.
  • Book Signing: Any event where an author is signing a copy of his or her book, such as at a reading.
  • Open Mic: Any event that allows for the public to read one of their works. Be sure to read the event information because most open mics have specific sign-up instructions and a time limit.
  • Publishing: Any event concerned with getting work published, such as a networking event, a conference, or a class.
  • Writing Business: Any event dedicated to the business aspects of the writing world.
  • Contest Deadline: Any contest, whether paid or free, that relates to the literary world. This primarily includes contests by publishers but may also include scholarships for writing events or schools.
  • Question & Answer Session: Any event which includes, as a part or the main feature, a “question and answer” session.
  • Art Exhibition: This is an event in which art will be displayed, such as at a gallery. This may be included on our calendar when it involves things like poetry broadsides, art inspired by a book, or a combination of literary art and visual art.
  • Writer Networking: Any event intended on getting writers to network with each other or professionals.
  • Conference: A formalized writing event that often takes more than one day; includes seminars, workshops, or Q&A sessions; any requires registration. Examples include AWP and the Books-in-Progress Conference.
  • Festival: Community gatherings based around a theme. Festivals don’t generally require registration or have strict programming. Examples include the Kentucky Book Festival, Writer’s Block Festival, or any type of “Book Fair”.
  • Retreat: A gathering at a set location for a lengthy amount of time, such as a weekend or a full week.

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