July classes and workshops at the Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington: July 11, 5:45–7:25 p.m., Writing Poetry, with Sherry Chandler, $104; July 11–August 15, noon to 1:30, Looking Inward: How to Mine Your Own Stories, with Anella Wetter, $78; July 14, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Writing a Great Scene, with Ian Stansel, $30; July 19, 5:30–7:15 p.m., Playwriting, with Erin Chandler, $56; July 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., One-on-One Literary Agent Meetings (20 minutes each), with Alice Speilburg of Speilburg Literary Agency, $50; and July 28, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Layering in Story, with Kimi Hardesty, $35.

July events at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville: July 5, 7 p.m., book launch party for The Almost Mothers of the Greater Louisville Metropolitan Area, produced through the Sarabande Press Writing Lab; July 12, 7–8 p.m., John Fea, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump; and July 19, 7–8 p.m., John Gilderbloom, Chromatic Houses: The Joy of Color in Historic Places. All events are free and open to the public.

July 10, 6 p.m. David Bell discusses his newest thriller, Somebody’s Daughter, at the Bob Kirby Branch of Warren County Library, 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green. He is the USA Today-bestselling author of five novels.  Free tickets are available at all library locations and online. For more information, call 270-781-4882 or visit the library website. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

July 13, noon to 1 p.m. Children’s Literature and the Filson Library Collection, with Cassie Bratcher. Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville.

July 14, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Indie Author Fair at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Library, 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green. More than 30 regional authors will be selling and signing books and chatting with readers. Writing workshops and panels are also planned.

July 18, 7 p.m. NY Times and internationally bestselling author Beatriz Williams brings her latest novel, The Summer Wives (named a “Best Book of Summer” by Goodreads), to the Louisville Main Library, 301 York St., Louisville. Free, but tickets are required; click to order.


If you write children's books, you may be interested in seeing what generations of children's authors have done in the past. Check out "Children's Literature and the Filson Library Collection" on July 13 at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville. Details below.

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