Dec. 1, 1–4 p.m. Louisville Free Public Library Local Author Fair. Main branch, 301 York St., Louisville. Susan Lindsey, Savvy Communication owner, will be speaking about "How to Find and Work with an Editor." Free.
Dec. 5, 5–7 p.m. Craig T. Friend and James C. Klotter will discuss their new edition of A New History of Kentucky at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville. Free.
Dec. 13, 7 p.m. Christopher Kimball (Milk Street Television) discusses his new book, Milk Street Tuesday Nights, at Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St., Louisville. Presented by Carmichael’s Bookstore. Two admission tickets and one copy of the book: $35.
Dec. 14, 7 p.m.: InKY Reading Series features poets Rebecca Morgan Frank (Little Murders Everywhere) and Matt McBride (City of Incandescent Light). The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd. Open mic sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 15, 9:30 a.m. to noon: InKY Poetry, “Write Where You Are.” Taught by Rebecca Morgan Frank and Matt McBride. Louisville Literary Arts office, 1512 Portland Ave., Louisville. (Enter through McQuixotes.) $30, LLA members; $40, non-members.
Dec. 18, 6–7 p.m. James Higdon discusses The Nearly Forgotten History of Portland, Kentucky, at the Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville. Free, members; $10, non-members.