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May 15, 2007

Events for the book-smart

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. May 16, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz as Spoken Word Local writers read their works to improvised jazz accompaniment, The Jazz Factory, 815 W. Market St., 992-3242. • May 19, 2 p.m.: M. Howe Bugbee — Book signing by author of the young adult novel “Beyond the Road,” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Summit, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410. • May 24, 7 p.m.: Debbie Macomber — The New York Times bestselling author signs her new book, “Back on Blossom Street,” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Summit, 327-0410. • May 26, 2 p.m.: Captain Underpants Book Party — A celebration with the underwear-clad hero, Louisville Free Public Library, Crescent Hill Branch, 2762 Frankfort Ave., 574-1793. • May 30, 2:30 p.m.: Book Discussion — “This I Believe,” edited by Jay Allison, Louisville Free Public Library, Southwest Branch, 10375 Dixie Hwy., 933-0029. • June 2, 11 a.m.: Book Discussion — “Midnight’s Children” by Salman Rushdie, Louisville Free Public Library, Crescent Hill, 2762 Frankfort Ave., 574-1793. • June 2, 1 p.m.: The Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour — Performances and giveaways included, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, The Summit, 327-0410. • June 4, 7 p.m.: Sena Naslund The Louisville writer reads from her book “Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette” for its release in paperback, Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • June 5, 7 p.m.: Alan Furst — Called a master of the World War II spy novel, Furst will sign and read from his latest novel, “The Foreign Correspondent,” Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • June 13, 2 p.m.: Book Discussion — “Dante’s Club” by Matthew Pearl, Louisville Free Public Library, Fern Creek, 6768 Bardstown Rd., 231-4605. • June 13, 7 p.m.: Michael L. Jones — The former LEO writer will read from his book, “Second-Hand Stories,” Louisville Free Public Library, Highlands, 1250 Bardstown Rd., 574-1672. • June 16, 4 p.m.: Bev Lozier Jackson — Author of the children’s book “Mommy, Is God A Superhero?” will read from and sign her book. Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116. • June 19, 7:30 p.m.: Dining Book Group — Discussion of “Wildfire” by Nelson DeMille, Destinations Booksellers, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, 944-5116. • June 21, 7 p.m.: Brian Leung — The U of L creative writing teacher reads from his first novel, “Lost Men,” Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. • June 23, 2:30 p.m.: Fred Smock Bellarmine University poet-in-residence reads from his latest work, “Pax Intrantibus: A Meditation on the Poetry of Thomas Merton,” Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.