Headlining UofL’s annual Dr. Joseph H. McMillian National Conference on the Black Family in America for this year, is acclaimed author, thinker and radio host, Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson will present his keynote address at the conference this upcoming Saturday, March 10th at 7pm.
Add another name to the list of Louisvillians in the limelight (and order one of those big ol’ posters, too). Rising young adult novelist, Kristen Simmons, brings her breakout book to Carmichael’s Bookstore this Thursday, March 8th at 7pm.
That Kindle Fire you got for Christmas not so shiny anymore? Skip the screen savers and get a good box of literature the old-fashioned way at the 8th annual Locust Grove Used Book Sale this weekend, Friday, March 2nd – Sunday, March 4th.
Delve into the past of Kentucky’s sweetest nectar with author and bourbon lord, Chet Zoller, at The Filson Historical Society tomorrow evening at 6pm. And – yes – there will be samples.
Your favorite Red Penguins are getting gussied up for poetry night. Head out tonight, Monday February 27th, for Sarabande Books’ monthly poetry series. Poets Adam Day and Michael Jeffrey Lee will unleash their words starting at 7:30pm.
Culture much? Wax your mustache and put on your spectacles, the 40th anniversary of The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, February 23rd, featuring free keynote speakers discussing today’s zeitgeist.
Curious what Grandma’s musty copy of “War and Peace” might be worth? Head out to Locust Grove this Thursday, February 23rd before you head to eBay. Local book appraiser, Charles Bartman, will talk about valuing your collection starting at 7pm.
The Crescent Hill neighborhood gets touted again! Join local authors Sam and Debbie Thomas at The Filson tomorrow, Tuesday February 21st, at 6pm as they share the stories that contributed to the creation of their popular books.
World-renowned author, scientist and brainiac, Michio Kaku, will be interviewed this Wednesday, February 22nd at 5pm in conjunction with the Kentucky Author Forum ‘Great Conversations’ Series.
Carmichael’s Bookstore is pleased to host a reading and signing with author Silas House this coming Monday, February 20th, at The Clifton Center. Starting at 7pm, mix and mingle with the author as he celebrates the release of his latest venture in young-adult fiction, ‘Same Sun Here’.
In conjunction with Black History Month, local historian and former Filson staffer, Peg Bogert, will explore the history of slavery in Kentucky this Thursday, February 16th at 12pm at The Filson Historical Society.
Rising poetic talents from colleges throughout the state were honored this past Sunday with a round of prize money, applause and – of course – pie at Sarabande Books’ 2012 Pie Party.