Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, site of the March 3 Kentucky Women's Book Festival. See details under the "News" tab.

March 3, 9:30 a.m. Kentucky Women's Book Festival at University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library, Belknap Campus. Free except for optional lunch. Register online. See details under the "News" tab.

March 4–April 15, 1 to 3 p.m.: Six-week class, “Prosetry: Poetry Meets Prose” examines how prose and poetry interact by reading essays by renowned poets, and deals with different elements of craft and poetic contemplation each week. 21C Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main, Louisville. $142, Louisville Literary Arts members; $190 non-members.

March 8, 7 p.m. Leesa Cross-Smith, PEN Open Book Award nominee and finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and Iowa Short Fiction Award, will read and sign Whiskey & Ribbons. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave. Louisville.

March 9, 7–8:30 p.m. InKY Reading Series with Tom Hunley, Katie Darby Mullens, and poet Katerina Stoykova. Open mic readings precede featured authors (sign-up at 6:30). The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville. Free.

March 24, 8:30 to 4:30. "How to Get My Words Out to the World" conference hosted by Women Who Write (open to writers of all genders and genres). Purdue Research Park, 3000 Technology Avenue, New Albany, IN. See details under "News" tab.

April 7, 1–4 p.m. Poetry reading with former Kentucky Poet Laureates Frank X. Walker and George Ella Lyon. Covington Public Library, 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY.

April 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Kentuckiana Authors Fair: more than 70 of the region’s best writers representing nearly every genre. LaGrange Community Center YMCA, 307 W. Jefferson, LaGrange, KY. Free.

April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Writer’s Conference at the Historical Center, 90 Gould St., Nashville, Indiana. Speakers include Truman J. Beaver, “The Business of Writing”; Kimberly S. Hoffman, “Writing for Children”; Chris Marks, “Marketing Yourself and Your Book.” $35. Email penitpublications@yahoo.com for more information or to pay by check, or register at PayPal (DEBICL40@YAHOO.COM).

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