Aug. 4, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Creative Writing Teen Retreat (for grades 9-12) with Sarah Combs, Jay McCoy, Gwenda Bond. $75. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington.

Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Revising the Full Manuscript with Alice Speilburg. $30. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington.

Aug. 10, 5:30–7:15 p.m. Acting Out of Character with Jessica Strawser. $30. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington.

Aug. 12, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Writing Like an Immigrant with Katerina Stoykova. $40. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington.

Sept. 29–Oct. 1. Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference. Embassy Suites, 820 Crescent Centre Dr., Franklin, TN. Members $220; non-members $320.

Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Writer’s Block Festival (Louisville Literary Arts). Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave., Louisville.

Nov. 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Kentucky Book Fair. Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. (Kids’ Day, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.–2 p.m., same location.)

April 14, 2018: Author’s Fair, Karen’s Book Barn, La Grange, KY. Interested in participating in this event next spring? Author registration has started; fill out the registration form online.

 EVENTS for writers & readers

Tim Faulkner Gallery, in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville; venue for Writer's Block Festival, Oct. 21.