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.


   

SEPTEMBER


 

Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.: Adi Alsaid will be at Carmichael’s Bookstore (2720 Frankfort Ave.) for a signing of his debut novel Let’s Get Lost. Learn more online by calling 502-896-6950..


 

Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.: Bellarmine University professor Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty will discuss her new book Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave. Learn more online or by calling 502-896-6950.


 

Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.: As part of the Axton Reading Series, Chelsey Minnis will read from her latest book of poetry, Poemland, at the University of Louisville’s Bingham Poetry Room. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more online.


 

Friday, September 26, 6:30 p.m.: Fiction writers Leesa Cross-Smith, Ashley Farmer, Chad Simpson, Aaron Burch, Ryan Ridge, and Eric Shonkwiler will be at the Mellwood Arts Center (1860 Mellwood Ave.; Celia’s Gallery) for a reading hosted by the literary magazine WhiskeyPaper. Learn more by calling 502-836-2969.


 

Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.: Carl Hiaasen will read from and sign his new novel Skink — No Surrender at Louisville Collegiate School, 2427 Glenmary Ave. Tickets cost $18 for this event, presented by Carmichael’s, and include a copy of the book. Learn more online or by calling 502-896-6950.


   

OCTOBER


 

Tuesday, October 12, 7:00 p.m.: World-renowned journalist Gail Sheehy will be at LFPL’s Main Library (301 York St.) for a discussion of her new memoir Daring: My Passages. The event is free, but tickets are required. Learn more online or by calling (502) 574-1644.


 

Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.: The Kentucky Author Forum presents Philippe de Montebello, author of Rendez-vous with Art. De Montebello is the longest-serving director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in its history and will be interviewed by Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic and longtime chief art critic for The New York Times. 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.


 

Sunday, October 19, 4:00 p.m.: Local poet, activist, filmmaker, and photographer Sheri L. Wright discusses her new book Off the Yellow Brick Road: A Journey of Automotive Rust and Renewal at Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave. Learn more online or by calling 502-896-6950.


 

Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.: Author David Domine will read from his most recent book, True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood at LFPL’s Crescent Hill Branch Library (2762 Frankfort Avenue). Domine’s book tells stories about Old Louisville, which has gained the reputation as being one of the spookiest locations in the country. Learn more online or by calling (502) 574-1793.


 

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


 

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.


 

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.


 

 

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



 

Last Updated: 9/19/14