Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: Acclaimed author Ann Patchett discusses her latest novel, The Dutch House, at Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., Louisville. The event is free but requires tickets. http://www.lfpl.org/upcomingevents.htm#patchett
Oct. 11–13: Southern Festival of Books. War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library, Nashville, Tennessee. https://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs-grants/core-program-overview/southern-festival-of-books/
Oct. 19, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Anderson Public Library Book Fest.
Oct. 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Books by the Banks, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. See details at https://booksbythebanks.org/.
Nov. 10–16. Kentucky Book Festival features a week full of events for writers and readers, culminating in the Kentucky Book Fair, Nov. 16, at Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. https://www.kyhumanities.org/programs/kentucky-book-festival
Nov. 16. Louisville Literary Arts Writer’s Block Festival, Spalding University, Louisville. This event features readings, panels, interviews, open mics, and an exhibitor fair—all for free. Craft workshops and editor/agent pitch sessions are also available for a fee. See details at https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writers-block-festival.