May 2–4: Nonfiction Writers Conference (this event is virtual—no travel required). New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin and more than a dozen other nonfiction writers share their wisdom. Registration packages range from $125 to $490.
May 11, 7 p.m.: InKY Reading Series, featuring poet Amelia Martens (The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat) and short-story writer Leesa Cross-Smith (Every Kiss A War). The Bards Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville.
June 1–2: Books-in-Progress Conference. Keynote speaker Crystal Wilkinson. Workshops will be led by top authors and writing professionals, including Manuel Gonzales, Robert Gipe, Writer's Digest editor Jessica Strawser. Topics include revision, fiction, nonfiction, YA, publishing, and more. See the full agenda online. Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. $195.
June 21–23: Kentucky Christian Writers Conference. Grace Heartland Church, Elizabethtown, KY. Fiction and nonfiction workshops led by 19 speakers. See full schedule online. Registration $249.