Feb. 6–March 13, noon to 2 p.m. “Looking Inward/Writing Outward: How to Mine Your Own Stories.” Anella Wetter leads this Wednesday afternoon creative nonfiction class at the Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. $91.
March 12, 6 p.m.: Chef Edward Lee, Top Chef contestant and James Beard Award nominee, will discuss Buttermilk Graffiti. Warren County Public Library, Bob Kirby Branch, 175 Iron Skillet Ct., Bowling Green, KY. Free.
March 1–3: Locust Grove Book Sale, Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. More than 20,000 used, antiquarian, and new books in all categories; prices begin at $1 for paperbacks, and $2 for most hardcover books. Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY.
March 2, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.: Kentucky Women’s Book Festival, Brandeis School of Law on University of Louisville’s Belknap Campus. Presenters include Hannah Drake, Emily Bingham, Annette Allen, Julia Royston, Atalya Lawler, Mehwish Zaminkham, Julie Wade, and Flora Schildknecht.
April 5–6: 16th Annual Arnow Conference for the Humanities features workshops on fiction, poetry, playwriting, songwriting, and more. This year’s theme is “Weaving the Tapestry: Past, Present, and Future.” Keynote speakers: Sena Jeter Naslund and Kentucky Poet Laureate Frederick Smock. Somerset Community College, 808 Monticello St., Somerset, KY. Full conference pass, $30; day pass, $15. Information: Theresa Kibby, 451-6766 or Theresa.Kibby@kctcs.edu.
April 26–27: Mark your calendars: Southern Kentucky Book Festival and Kentucky Writers Conference, 1906 College Heights Blvd., Bowling Green, KY. Authors include Silas House, Rita Mae Brown, Angie Thomas, Andrew Shaffer, Ann Gabhart, David Bell, and 100 or so others. Book fair, workshops, and panels on Friday and Saturday; Teen and Children’s Day, Friday.