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Events for Writers and Readers

July 2, 6 p.m. USA Today bestselling suspense author David Bell discusses his latest novel, Layover, at the Bob Kirby Branch of Warren County Public Library, 175 Iron Skillet Court, Bowling Green. http://warrenpl.org/events/?tag=adult 

July 5, noon: Jennifer Kelly discusses her book, Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY. KHS members, $5; general admission, $8. Pre-order a boxed lunch for $10. https://history.ky.gov/event/sir-barton-and-the-making-of-the-triple-crown/ 

July 14 and 18, 9–11 p.m. Late-Night Open Mic for writers, presented by Louisville Literary Arts. H. M. Frank’s (an O’Shea’s Pub), 335 Main St., Jeffersonville, IN. Free. https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/open-mic-series 

July 24, 7 p.m.: Andrew Shaffer discusses his second novel in the Obama-Biden series, Hope Rides Again. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY. https://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/event/andrew-shaffer-0

July 27, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.: Summer Writers’ Retreat, Earth & Spirit Center, 1924 Newburg Rd., Louisville. Presented by Louisville Literary Arts. Includes lunch and a cross-genre writing workshop with Sarah Anne Strickley. Fee $85; LLA members, $75. https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/retreat-information