Author Events and Book Talks Around Louisville

The List is a service of the Louisville Free Public Library, spotlighting author events for our partner organizations. For more information please email us. Events are free unless otherwise noted.


   

OCTOBER


 

Monday, October 27, 7:00 p.m.: New York Times bestselling author Dan Jones will be at LFPL’s Main Library (301 York St.) for a discussion of his latest book The Wars of the Roses: The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors. The event is free, but tickets are required. Learn more online or by calling (502) 574-1644.


 

Thursday, October 30, 4:00 p.m.: As part of the Axton Reading Series, Heather Slomski will read from her forthcoming book, The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons, winner of the 2014 Iowa Short Fiction Award, at the University of Louisville’s Bingham Poetry Room. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more online.


   

NOVEMBER


 

Sunday, November 2, 10:30 a.m.: Rachel Ament discusses The Jewish Daughter Diaries — a collection of essays by Jewish women writers — at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane. Learn more online and for questions, contact Cantor David Lipp at dlipp@adathjeshurun.com or (502) 458-5359.


 

Monday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.: The Kentucky Author Forum presents Timothy Geithner, author of Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Geithner will be interviewed by James Surowiecki, staff writer of "The Financial Page" at The New Yorker. Purchase tickets at the Kentucky Center’s box office or drive-through on Main Street, by calling 502-584-7777 or 800-775-7777, or go online.


 

Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m.: Bestselling author Azar Nafisi will be at LFPL’s Main Library (301 York St.) for a discussion of her latest book The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books. The event is free, but tickets are required. Learn more online or by calling (502) 574-1644.


 

Saturday, November 8, 4:00 p.m.: Louisville writer and LEO Weekly contributor Jonathan Ashley reads from and signs his debut novel The Cost of Doing Business, about the Louisville drug trade. This free event is at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave. Learn more online or by calling 502-896-6950.


 

Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.: Bestselling author and journalist Jonathan Eig will be at LFPL’s Main Library (301 York St.) for a discussion of his latest book The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution. The event is free, but tickets are required. Learn more online or by calling (502) 574-1644.


 

Saturday, November 15, 5:00 p.m.: The 2014 Writer’s Block Festival presents keynote speaker Nick Flynn at the Cressman Center Gallery, 100 E. Main Street. Flynn, a poet and memoirist, is a professor in the creative writing program at the University of Houston. His latest book is The Reenactments. This keynote address is part of the Anne and Bill Axton Reading Series. Learn more online.


 

Sunday, November 16, 6:00 p.m.: For the Jewish Author Series, Daniel Gordis discusses his new biography Menachim Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue. Learn more online and for questions, contact Cantor David Lipp at dlipp@adathjeshurun.com or (502) 458-5359.


 

Monday, November 17, 6:00 p.m.: The Kentucky Author Forum presents Jessye Norman, author of Stand Up Straight and Sing! Norman will be interviewed by Gloria Steinem. Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist, and co-founder of Ms. magazine. Purchase tickets at the Kentucky Center’s box office or drive-through on Main Street, by calling 502-584-7777or 800-775-7777, or online.


   

DECEMBER


 

Sunday, December 7, 6:00 p.m.: Jewish author Ari Shavit discusses his new book My Promised Land at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue. Learn more online and for questions, contact Cantor David Lipp at dlipp@adathjeshurun.com or (502) 458-5359.


 

 

For information about author appearances throughout Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Literary Newsletter.



 

Last Updated: 10/23/14