Oct. 12, noon–1 p.m. Louisville author David Domine, Haunts of Old Louisville: Gilded Age Ghosts and Haunted Mansions in America’s Spookiest Neighborhood, at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville. Members free; non-members $10.
Oct. 14, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Bullitt County Author Fair. Presentations and more than two dozen local authors. Ridgeway Memorial Library, 127 N. Walnut, Shepherdsville, KY.
Oct. 14, 1–4 p.m. Indie Author Fair, hosted by the Boone County and Covington Writers Groups. Boone County Public Library, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY. Orville Mann, Adventures of George Lee, will discuss his book, plus there’s a panel on self-publishing and a book fair.
Oct. 14, 1–4 p.m. Indie Authors’ Day, Louisville Free Public Library, South Central Branch, 7300 Jefferson Blvd. Writers Tytianna Smith, Bill Noel, and Kimberly Crum are participating.
Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Louisville Literary Arts’ Writer’s Block Festival. Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave., Louisville.
Oct. 21, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Novel Tea at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. Sip tea from china cups, munch on finger sandwiches and scones, and dress in teatime finery (including hats). Former Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon will discuss her memoir, Don’t You Remember? Cost $5.
Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Corn Island Storytelling Festival at the Blackacre Historic Barn will not disappoint with an incredible line-up of storytellers and performers, and drumming, dancing, and storytelling from the rich cultural heritage of the Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Sioux, and Cherokee nations. Admission $8 (cash only).
Nov. 3–4, Kentucky Storytelling Conference, Hotel Louisville, Second and Broadway. Features Megan Hicks, story slams, story jams, open mics, and workshops. Pre-registration deadline Oct. 25. Details online.
Nov. 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Kentucky Book Fair. Wendell Berry, Rita Mae Brown, Jamie Ford, bell hooks, Bobbie Ann Mason, former governor Steve Beshear, Sharyn McCrumb, and more than 170 other writers. Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington.
Embrace your inner Jane Austen. Join former Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon for a "Novel Tea" at the Carnegie Center Oct. 21. Details at left.