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Events for Writers and Readers

Jan. 10, 7 p.m. (open mic sign-up at 6:30). InKY Reading Series features Savannah Sipple, WWJD & Other Poems, and poet and folklorist Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Stonelight. The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville. https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/2019-2020-inky 

Jan. 16, 5:30–8 p.m. “Planning and Plotting the Story Only You Can Write” with Courtney Stevens, Warren County Public Library, Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green. http://warrenpl.org/events/?tag=authors 

Jan. 16, 7 p.m. Bonnie Omer Johnson and Kimberly Crum, editors, read from and discuss The Boom Project: Voices of a Generation—a collection of stories, essays, and poems by writers born between 1946 and 1964, who have lived (or are living now) in communities along the Ohio River. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/boom-project 

Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Cassie Chambers, an Appalachian lawyer who rose from poverty to earn a Harvard degree, pays tribute to the women who inspired her in Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/cassie-chambers-0 

Jan. 24, 7 p.m. “Blood Speaks” Poetry Slam and Open Mic, Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. Top slam prize, $100. https://carnegiecenterlex.org/event/blood-speaks-poetry-slam/