LexLitHub Calendar

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Event submissions and listings are not limited to Lexington, and organizers from across the state are encouraged to submit.

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

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Brown Bag Book Discussion 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Book Discussion @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
An informal discussion group focusing on the literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Feb 1 @ 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
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
All women who write or aspire to write are invited to the monthly meetings of Women Who Write. These meetings offer women writers the opportunity to meet, read and critique, share ideas, and create new … Continue reading "Women Who Write"
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Writing Kids’ Books 12:00 pm
Writing Kids’ Books @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. For all levels. Class meets … Continue reading "Writing Kids’ Books"
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Kentucky Great Writers Series: Hannah Pittard, Keith Stewart, & Ian Stansel 6:00 pm
Kentucky Great Writers Series: Hannah Pittard, Keith Stewart, & Ian Stansel @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Kentucky Great Writers Series: Hannah Pittard, Keith Stewart, & Ian Stansel @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
The Carnegie Center’s Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Join us on February 6 for readings from Hannah Pittard’s Listen to Me, Keith Stewart’s Bernadette Peters Hates Me: Tales from a … Continue reading "Kentucky Great Writers Series: Hannah Pittard, Keith Stewart, & Ian Stansel"
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Talking to the Sun #8 with Gurney Norman 7:00 pm
Talking to the Sun #8 with Gurney Norman @ Minglewood
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The eighth installment of the Talking to the Sun reading series, organized by Jay McCoy and Savannah Sipple of Brier Books, features stores from Gurney Norman. Open mic before the feature with signs up starting … Continue reading "Talking to the Sun #8 with Gurney Norman"
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Brown Bag Book Discussion 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Book Discussion @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
An informal discussion group focusing on the literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Feb 8 @ 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.
Axton Reading Series: Kristen Radtke 7:30 pm
Axton Reading Series: Kristen Radtke @ Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm
Axton Reading Series: Kristen Radtke @ Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library | Louisville | Kentucky | United States
Kristen Radtke is the author of the graphic nonfiction book Imagine Wanting Only This (Pantheon, 2017). She is the art director and New York editor of The Believer magazine.
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Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest: Deadline
Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest: Deadline
Feb 9 all-day
Writers over age 55 are invited to submit poems, stories, essays, or memoirs drawn from the writer’s personal history. Manuscripts should be limited to 1,500 words (about five, typed, double-spaced pages, which may include up … Continue reading "Harriett A. Rose Legacies Writing Contest: Deadline"
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The Girl’s a Gun: Reading 2:00 pm
The Girl’s a Gun: Reading @ Brier Books
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Steeped in storytelling traditions, the poems in Rachel Danielle Peterson’s debut collection exhibit linguistic dexterity and mastery of form as the poet mixes lyrical paragraphs, sonnets, and interview-style poems with free verse. Join Brier Books … Continue reading "The Girl’s a Gun: Reading"
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Writing Kids’ Books 12:00 pm
Writing Kids’ Books @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. For all levels. Class meets … Continue reading "Writing Kids’ Books"
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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Feb 13 @ 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.
Lecture: Richard Rothstein 7:00 pm
Lecture: Richard Rothstein @ Transylvania University
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lexington Community Land Trust and Lexington Fair Housing Council, in Partnership with Transylvania’s Community Engagement Through the Arts, present acclaimed author Richard Rothstein in a FREE one-night only lecture about his book, The Color of … Continue reading "Lecture: Richard Rothstein"
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Brown Bag Book Discussion 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Book Discussion @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
An informal discussion group focusing on the literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Feb 15 @ 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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Novel-Tea featuring Angela Correll 11:00 am
Novel-Tea featuring Angela Correll @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Novel-Tea featuring Angela Correll @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | Lexington | Kentucky | United States
Celebrate our Valentine’s Day Novel-Tea with Angela Correll, the author of the May Hollow Trilogy – Grounded, Guarded, and Granted. Preservationist, restaurateur, soap-maker, and entrepreneur, Angela’s novels bring a wonderful sense of Kentucky life and love. Come enjoy tea, bites, and all that makes Kentucky … Continue reading "Novel-Tea featuring Angela Correll"
Berea Writers Circle 1:30 pm
Berea Writers Circle @ Berea Branch of the Madison County Public Library
Feb 17 @ 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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Writing Kids’ Books 12:00 pm
Writing Kids’ Books @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. For all levels. Class meets … Continue reading "Writing Kids’ Books"
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Brown Bag Book Discussion 12:00 pm
Brown Bag Book Discussion @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
An informal discussion group focusing on the literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.
Library Writers’ Group 6:30 pm
Library Writers’ Group @ Woodford County Library
Feb 22 @ 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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Slam Poetry at Chocolate Holler 6:30 pm
Slam Poetry at Chocolate Holler @ Chocolate Holler
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come help The Girl Project kick off Voices HEaRd 2018 at Chocolate Holler! Entry is free, but we do hope you’ll buy something sweet from our surprise celebrity baristas. Slam poetry by Voices HEaRd artists, tba. Part of the Voices … Continue reading "Slam Poetry at Chocolate Holler"
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Book Signing: William David Deskins 2:00 pm
Book Signing: William David Deskins @ BookNotes
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
William David Deskins will be signing his just release history of Pike County, Ginseng, Coal Dust, Moving Mountains–A History of Pike County, Kentucky. Joining will be Judge John David Preston signing his monumental work, The … Continue reading "Book Signing: William David Deskins"
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Humor Book Club 3:30 pm
Humor Book Club @ Brier Books
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Do you enjoy a good laugh and appreciate well-crafted humor writing? If so, join group co-leaders Andrew Shaffer and Lisa Haneberg for a monthly book club meeting on Sundays from 3:30-4:30pm at Brier Books. Our … Continue reading "Humor Book Club"
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Writing Kids’ Books 12:00 pm
Writing Kids’ Books @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
With Marcia Thornton Jones. Find focus, gain confidence, and learn about writing for kids through discussion, peer-sharing, and writing exercises. Come with a work-in-progress – or at least an idea for one. For all levels. Class meets … Continue reading "Writing Kids’ Books"
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Memory Keepers Writing Group 2:30 pm
Memory Keepers Writing Group @ Scott County Public Library
Feb 27 @ 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.
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Monthly Book Discussion 5:30 pm
Monthly Book Discussion @ Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for discussion of contemporary and classic novels as well as nonfiction, chosen by the group. This group has been meeting since 1993 and always welcomes new members! For current selections or more information, … Continue reading "Monthly Book Discussion"

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.

Tags

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