Events for Writers and Readers

April 5–6: 16th Annual Arnow Conference for the Humanities features workshops on fiction, poetry, playwriting, songwriting, and more. Somerset Community College, 808 Monticello St., Somerset, KY. Full conference pass, $30; day pass, $15. https://www.facebook.com/ArnowConferencefortheHumanities/ 


April 6, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Kentucky Writing Workshop, a daylong how-to-get-published event that includes classes, presentations, optional agent pitch sessions, and more. Louisville Marriott East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville. https://kentuckywritingworkshop.com/ 


April 8, 6–8 p.m. Flying Out Loud reading features acclaimed poet and spoken word artist Hannah Drake, Alan Nashlund, John McCarthy, and James Dunlap. Four Pegs Lounge, 1053 Goss Ave., Louisville. https://www.facebook.com/flyingoutloud/ 


April 26–27: Southern Kentucky Book Festival and Kentucky Writers Conference, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY. Authors include Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Ronald L. Smith (Black Panther: The Young Prince), and 100+ others. Book fair, workshops, and panels on Friday and Saturday; Teen and Children’s Day, Friday. https://sokybookfest.org/