August 1, 7 p.m. Katy Yocum discusses her book, Three Ways to Disappear. Savannah Sipple, Lexington poet and professor, joins Yocum. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/katy-yocom-savannah-sipple.
August 3, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. “Creating Suspense” workshop explores ways to create and develop suspense elements in a mystery, suspense, or thriller novel. Taught by Christina Kaye. $30. https://carnegiecenterlex.org/adult-class/creating-suspense/?class-name=Creating%20Suspense&class-price=$30.
August 6, 7 p.m. Casey Cep discusses Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/casey-cep
August 7, 7 p.m. Karen Abbott discusses The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville. https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/karen-abbott
August 23, 7:30 p.m. Blood Speaks open mic and poetry slam, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. Free. https://carnegiecenterlex.org/event/blood-speaks-poetry-slam/
Aug. 31, 2–10 p.m. Lipstick Wars Poetry Slam, Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W. Main St., Louisville. Free. https://www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/lipstick-wars
Sept. 19–22: Kentucky Women Writers Conference. https://womenwriters.as.uky.edu.
October 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.