KY Literary Calendar

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Note: Events listed as “Repeats” may require attendance at all event instances. To check, please contact the event’s organizer.

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Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Nov 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
Nov 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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Carnegie Classics: Adventures with Alice 7:00 pm
Carnegie Classics: Adventures with Alice @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Carnegie Classics: Adventures with Alice @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Alice invites you to follow her down the rabbit hole. The Carnegie Center will be transformed into Alice’s world where guests will gaze through the looking glass and enter the imagination of Lewis Caroll’s beloved … Continue reading "Carnegie Classics: Adventures with Alice"
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Louisville SCBWI Midsouth Chit Chatters Schmooze 6:00 pm
Louisville SCBWI Midsouth Chit Chatters Schmooze @ Barnes & Noble, Café
Nov 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
Nov 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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Writing Critique Night 5:30 pm
Writing Critique Night @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm
Receive feedback on your first page from a panel of authors, editors. and agents. Bring one page (250 words; double-spaced, 12-point font) of your work, with the genre written at the top of the page. … Continue reading "Writing Critique Night"
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
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An Evening with Maurice Manning 6:00 pm
An Evening with Maurice Manning @ Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Appalachian Heritage presents a reading by Pulitzer Prize finalist poet Maurice Manning (One Man’s Dark, The Common Man), who is the magazine’s annual featured author in the Fall 2017 issue. Manning will be reading from new work and talking … Continue reading "An Evening with Maurice Manning"
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Nov 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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Open House – Spalding University MFA in Writing 12:30 pm
Open House – Spalding University MFA in Writing @ Spalding University
Nov 12 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Open House - Spalding University MFA in Writing @ Spalding University | Louisville | Kentucky | United States
Spalding University’s low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Writing program is hosting an open house on Sunday, November 12. The half-day event gives prospective students a look at the MFA program’s culture, faculty, application requirements, … Continue reading "Open House – Spalding University MFA in Writing"
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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Nov 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
Nov 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
Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
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Dave Eggers, reading and book signing 11:00 am
Dave Eggers, reading and book signing @ Blandford Hall, Humanities building, main campus, OCTC
Nov 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Noted author, Dave Eggers, will speak at Owensboro Community and Technical College on Thurs. Nov. 16, 2017, at 11 am (Central time) in Blandford Hall, Humanities building, OCTC. After the reading he will be signing … Continue reading "Dave Eggers, reading and book signing"
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Nov 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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Gallery Hop: Carnegie Classics x6 5:00 pm
Gallery Hop: Carnegie Classics x6 @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Carnegie Center has presented six “Carnegie Classics” events in which a specific book is celebrated in an elaborate, art-filled party. We’ll display art pieces (by local artists) from each of these events, whose celebrated … Continue reading "Gallery Hop: Carnegie Classics x6"
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36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair 9:00 am
36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair @ Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair @ Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Featuring more than 175 authors from Kentucky and beyond, the Kentucky Book Fair connects readers and writers in a shared admiration of reading, writing, and books. We’ll also host panel discussions and main stage presentations … Continue reading "36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair"
Literary Luncheon with Jamie Ford, discussing Love and Other Consolation Prizes 12:00 pm
Literary Luncheon with Jamie Ford, discussing Love and Other Consolation Prizes @ Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm
Literary Luncheon with Jamie Ford, discussing Love and Other Consolation Prizes @ Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
TICKETS REQUIRED. Join us for the 2017 KBF Literary Luncheon with Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Enjoy lunch and a talk with Jamie about … Continue reading "Literary Luncheon with Jamie Ford, discussing Love and Other Consolation Prizes"
Berea Writers Circle 1:30 pm
Berea Writers Circle @ Berea Branch of the Madison County Public Library
Nov 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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Gayl Jones Birthday Reading 7:00 pm
Gayl Jones Birthday Reading @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm
Celebrate Gayl Jones’ birthday with Wild Fig Coffee & Books on November 20. Various local authors and scholars will read from Jones’s work, and you can join in too.
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Free Creative Writing Group 5:00 pm
Free Creative Writing Group @ Campbellsville at Taylor County Public Library
Nov 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
Nov 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.
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Nov 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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Young Writers’ Workshop 2:00 pm
Young Writers’ Workshop @ Hopkins Co. Library in Mall
Nov 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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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Nov 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
Nov 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"
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Oxford American’s Kentucky Music Issue Launch & Reading 6:00 pm
Oxford American’s Kentucky Music Issue Launch & Reading @ 21c Museum Hotel Lexington
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oxford American's Kentucky Music Issue Launch & Reading @ 21c Museum Hotel Lexington | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
The Oxford American Magazine, VisitLEX, and WUKY are proud to present a launch celebration in honor of the Oxford American‘s 2017 Kentucky Music Issue. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored … Continue reading "Oxford American’s Kentucky Music Issue Launch & Reading"
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum 6:00 pm
Wild Fig Wednesdays w/ Lexpecto Patronum @ Wild Fig Books & Coffee
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading hour with free snacks and books for kids
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Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Nov 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.

Category Descriptions

We use Event Categories to describe the format of the event, but not the content. Please note that, as you submit events, they may be recategorized according to the website administrator’s discretion.

  • 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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Please note that, as you submit events, they may be retagged according to the website administrator’s discretion.