April 6, 7pm. Joseph Beth Booksellers presents Kentucky author George Ella Lyon in conversation with Sue Churchill, Leatha Kendrick and Katerina Stoykova, celebrating the release of Lyon’s new poetry collection Back to the Light. Back to the Light follows a woman along the path from girlhood to maturity, invoking writers like Virginia Woolf and Grace Paley as guiding lights along the way. Free online event.
April 13, 7–8pm. Rick Christman, CEO of Employment Solutions and former Lexington Herald-Leader community columnist, will discuss his new book, Fat Chance: Diet Mania, Greed, and the Infamous Fen-Phen Swindle, with fellow Kentucky business leader Alan Stein. Free online event.
April 20, 7–8:30pm. The Carnegie Center’s Kentucky Great Writers Series presents its Poetry Powerhouse Edition, featuring Katerina Stoykova reading from Second Skin, Hannah L. Drake reading from Love, Revolution, & Lemonade: Poetry, Prose, & Passion, and Jeff Worley reading from Lucky Talk. Free online event.
April 23, 10am. Join the Kentucky Arts Council for this year’s Kentucky Writers’ Day celebration, featuring the induction of 2021-22 Kentucky poet laureate Crystal Wilkinson. Wilkinson and distinguished former poets laureate, including Richard Taylor, Joe Survant, Sena Jeter Naslund, Maureen Morehead, Frank X Walker, George Ella Lyon, and Frederick Smock, will read from their work. Free online event.