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Booksmart - Listings: Events for the book-smart set

Send information about upcoming literary events to listings@leoweekly.com. Include “book smart event” in the subject line. Deadlines are the second Wednesday of the month. April 28, 11 a.m.: Kathryn Cocquyt — Author of the children’s book “Little Freddie at the Kentucky Derby.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Summit, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, 327-0410. • April 28, 4 p.m.; Kimberly Logan — The local author will read from her new historical romance, “The Devil’s Temptation.” Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., 944-5116. • April 30, 6 p.m.: Book Discussion — “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd. Louisville Free Public Library, Fairdale Branch, 10616 W. Manslick Road. • May 3, 6 p.m.: Shelley Fraser Mickle — Author of “Barbaro: America’s Horse” with Kathryn Cocquyt, who wrote the children’s book “Little Freddie at the Kentucky Derby.” Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • May 4, 7p.m.: Kit Ehrman — The mystery author reads from her work featuring detective and barn manager Steve Cline. Borders, Fourth Street Live, 562-2100. • May 6, 4 p.m.: Elizabeth Gilbert — Author of the memoir “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia.” Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • May 10, 7:p.m: Anna Quindlen — The journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner for commentary visits on the heels of the release of “Rise and Shine,” her latest novel. Sponsored by Carmichael’s Bookstores. Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch, 301 York St., 574-1611, www.lfpl.org. • May 11, 7 p.m.: Earlene Fowler — Author of “Tumbling Blocks.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, The Summit, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, 327-0410. • May 12, noon: Michael Jones — The former LEO staff writer reads from his collection “Second-Hand Stories: 15 Portraits of Louisville.” Louisville Free Public Library, Shawnee Branch, 3912 W. Broadway, 574-1722. • May 12, 3 p.m.: Michael Jones — (See above.) Waldenbooks, Jefferson Mall, 4801 Outer Loop, 966-5783. • May 12, 4 p.m.; Kit Ehrman — The mystery author reads from “Triple Cross,” one of her works featuring detective and barn manager Steve Cline. Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., 944-5116. • May 14, 7 p.m.: Valentino Achak Deng — Inspiration for Dave Eggers’ latest book, “What Is the What.” Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., 589-4905. • May 15, 7:30 p.m.: Dining Book Group — Discussion of “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini; location to be announced; Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., 944-5116.