Upcoming Events

Fri May 30 – Louisville –4:45-6:00 p.m. (Brown Hotel, 1st floor, Citation).The Spalding MFA in Writing Alumni Association sponsors a Homecoming event for all alumni, including the Celebration of Recently Published Books by Alumni and SPlovefest (Spalding’s Book Festival). Among other alumni with their first published book, Mary Popham will read from Back Home in Landing Run. All students, alumni, and faculty welcome. Book signing to follow at

SPLoveFest. 6:00-7:00 p.m. (Brown Hotel, 1st floor, Secretariat). Books provided by Carmichael’s Bookstore. Alumni and students display their books, journals, and anthologies and/or bring promotional material regarding any artistic endeavor such as plays, movies, podcasts, literary services, blogs, websites, and more. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Jun 7 Sat – 8 Sunday – LaGrange – The Colonial Trade Faire in Oldham County. Colonial Trade Faire Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8, 2014- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. An 18th century event featuring: day-long demonstrations; period craftspeople reproducing lanterns, soap, clothing, baskets, leather goods and all means of fine quality 18th century wares; cannon demonstration; magician; period music & instruments; Kentucky authors; Kentucky Chautauqua presentation; children’s activities; and special artist and museum exhibits. Colonial Trade Faire to be held in conjunction with the juried Arts on the Green Art Festival. Modern day food vendors nearby. Oldham County Historical Society, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, KY 40031.

Fri Jun 27-Sat Jun 28 – Springfield – St. Catherine College. 2014 Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Reunion. Mary Popham will have a Vendor Table reserved for sales of her novel, Back Home in Landing Run. Here is the link to the official “Maryland, Kentucky, and Beyond Inc.” Website. It sounds like there will be many interesting workshops, vendors, and personalities at St Catherine’s College in Springfield, Ky. this summer! https://sites.google.com/site/mdtoky3/


Sat Jul 12 – Shepherdsville – Jefferson Community Technical College, Shepherdsville KY, just south of Louisville. “Exploring the Writer’s Craft,” at the third annual full-day writers’ workshop sponsored by Women Who Write, open to member and non-member women, as well as men and students. Mary Popham will speak on writing historical fiction, with an emphasis on “how-to” and building skills. She will also have copies of her novel, Back Home in Landing Run, for sale .

Sat Nov 15 – Frankfort – The 2014 Kentucky Book Fair will be Nov. 15, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St.Image

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