The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting nominations for the commonwealth’s new poet laureate, who will serve for two years (2019 and 2020). The poet laureate is appointed biennially by the governor to promote literary arts in Kentucky through readings and public presentations at meetings, seminars, conferences and events, including Kentucky Writers’ Day. Writers accomplished in any of the recognized literary forms, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting, and who are full-time Kentucky residents qualify for nomination. Guidelines and nomination forms are online at the arts council website. Nominations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) Oct. 1.
Numerous volunteers are needed to make the 37th Annual Kentucky Book Fair a success on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16–17, at the Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. Volunteers may choose from several shift and work options. All volunteers will receive a concessions voucher and a T-shirt. See details online.