Events for Writers and Readers

Sept. 2–Oct. 14, 1–3 p.m. “Something Old, Something New: Creative Non-Fiction & Memoir Workshop.” Louisville Literary Arts presents this 6-week workshop led by instructor Martha Greenwald. The class will conclude with a student reading open to the public on Oct. 16. Class meets at 21c Museum Hotel, 700 West Main St., Louisville. Advance registration is required.


Sept. 6, 6–8 p.m. Ekphrastic Writing Workshop featuring the Filson’s Society’s “Connecting the Dots: Exploring Your Family History” exhibit, with Lynnell Edwards. Filson Historical Society, 1310 South 3rd St., Louisville. $30 for Filson and Louisville Literary Arts members; $40 for non-members.


Sept. 11–Nov. 27, noon to 1:30 p.m. Nonfiction Writing Group with Neil Chethik. Join writers exploring personal essays, columns, magazine pieces, and autobiography. This is a chance to limber up as a writer, get feedback from others, and gain confidence in an affirming atmosphere. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. $156.


Sept. 13–16. Kentucky Women Writers’ Conference in Lexington. Featured guests include poets, novelists, bloggers, agents, and more. Six workshops. See fees and registration details online. 


Sept. 14, 7 p.m. InKY Reading Series features Joe Manning (nonfiction), Sarah Rose Nordgren (poetry), and Stephanie Kartalopoulos (poetry). Open mic sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., Louisville. Free.


Sept. 15, 9:30–noon. Louisville Literary Arts presents “Creating New Poem Drafts When the Muse is on Vacation.” Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., Studio 123, Louisville. Instructor: Stephanie Kartalopolous, professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.


Sept. 20, 5:15–7:15 p.m. Short Memoir & Flash Nonfiction with Shaun Turner. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. $30.


Sept. 22, 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., “Reinventing Women: A Short Look at the New Biography,” with Sallie Bingham. Workshop focuses on Bingham’s upcoming biography of Doris Duke, women-centered stories, and how participants can create biographies. Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. $35.