November 20, 2007

Book Smart: Events for the book-smart

All events are free unless noted otherwise.Send information about upcoming literary events to listings@leoweekly.com and include “book smart event” in the subject line. Deadlines are the second Wednesday of the month.Nov. 22, 7 p.m.: Book Signing/Wrestling Event — “Woo … Mercy Daddy” with wrestling legend and author “Handsome” Jimmy Valiant, National Guard Armory, 2909 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, xcwwrestlingmidwest@yahoo.com. • Nov. 23, 6 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Don’t Get Me Started: The LEO Years” with author Janet L. Boyd, Quills Coffee and Books, 1220 E. Kentucky St., 459-4245. • Nov. 24, 4 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Essence of Home: Timeless Elements of Design” with author and architect Liesl Geiger, Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • Nov. 25, 4 p.m.: Poetry Reading — featuring poets published by Louisville-based Arable Press, open mic afterwards, La Vida Java Coffee Company, 1301 Herr Ln., 412-9393. • Nov. 25, 4 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Roll the Wheel: The Abundant Life and Wisdom of Mae Phillips” with photographer and author Phyllis EagleTree, Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • Nov. 29, 7 p.m.: Book Club Meeting — Food For Thought Cookbook Club holiday event to discuss holiday menus, recipes, etc., Strassweg Aud., New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-8464. • Dec. 1, noon: Book Signing/Discussion — “Briny’s Gift” with author Terry Cummins, Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Dec. 1, 2 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Game of the Year” with author Joe Barito, Borders Books & Music, Shelbyville Road Plaza, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 893-0133. • Dec. 1, 4 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Frances Frostbottom and the First Snow” with children’s author Becky Gottschalk, Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Abraham’s Children: Race, Identity and the DNA of the Chosen People” with author Jon Entine, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660. • Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.: Film/Book Discussion — world premiere of a short film on historian David Halberstam and his most recent book, “The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War,” Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third St., 635-5083. • Dec. 7, 5 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Roll the Wheel: The Abundant Life and Wisdom of Mae Phillips” with photographer and author Phyllis EagleTree, Kentucky Museum of Art and Crafts, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102. • Dec. 7-9: Bookfair/Benefit — duPont Manual High School Bookfair, percentage of purchases benefit high school, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. • Dec. 8, 3 p.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Merry Christmas from Kentucky” cookbook with author Michelle Stone, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. • Dec. 8, 4 p.m.: Book Launch — “Wings Over the Falls: A Century of Flight in Southern Indiana” by Charles Arrington, Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Dec. 12, 6 p.m.: Flood Crest Press Gala — featuring “Briny’s Gift” by Terry Cummins, with authors of 2007’s books from New Albany publisher. Dinner reservations required, Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • Dec. 13, noon: Book Discussion — “Jane Austen Book Club” by Karen Fowler, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611. • Dec. 15, 11 a.m.: Book Signing/Discussion — “Adventures in New Kentucky Cooking” cookbook with author David Domine, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. • Dec. 16, noon: Jane Austen Birthday Celebration — with tea expert Bruce Richardson, author of “The Great Tea Rooms of Bath,” Historic Locust Grove, 897-9845. • Dec. 17, 7 p.m.: Opening Lecture/Reception — Dr. Blaine Hudson presents lecture on 
“Lincoln from an African-American Perspective” for the Forever Free: Lincoln’s Road to Emancipation Exhibit, Centennial Room, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611.