June 2, 4:15–5:30 p.m. Spalding’s Festival of Contemporary Writing / Celebration of Recently Published Books. Fiction by Linda Parker, Mary Popham, and David Dominé, and poetry by Al DeGenova, Kathleen Thompson, and Nancy Chen Long. The Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, Louisville.

Starting June 5, 6–8:30 p.m. Memoir class at Shape & Flow Writing Studio, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Studio 123, Louisville. $160 for six weeks.

June 7–10: Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2017 - 25th Anniversary Festival features teams from 32 cities performing at two locations: 502 W. Main St. and 715 W. Main in Louisville.

June 8–10: Books-in-Progress Conference, featuring Silas House, Chuck Sambuchino, Bianca Spriggs, and others. Craft and business workshops and break-out sessions. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington.

June 15, 6–7:15 p.m. Spalding at 21C Hotel: Voice and Vision Reading, 700 W. Main St., Louisville.

June 22, 2–3 p.m. Fan Fiction Frenzy for teens. Southwest Library Branch, 9725 Dixie Hwy., Louisville.

June 24, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Louisville Literary Arts Writing Retreat at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Rd., Goshen, KY. $75 registration fee includes lunch.

June 29, 7 p.m. Fred Minnick reads from his latest book, Rum Curious: The Indispensable Tasting Guide to the World’s Spirit, at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville.

Quirky and creative, Louisville's 21C Museum Hotel is the perfect location for the Spalding Voice and Vision Reading. See details at left.

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