- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The eighth annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival is coming up next month at the University of Louisville, featuring author presentations, book sales and signings, and a luncheon.

George Ella Lyon will be the opening speaker, discussing her book of poems titled “Many-Storied House,” about the eastern Kentucky house her grandfather built decades ago.

Other authors speaking at the May 17 event include Bobbie Ann Mason, Sena Jeter Naslund, Leborah Goodwin, Jannene Windstead and Holly Goddard Jones.

The sessions are free except for the optional lunch, which is $16. Luncheon reservations are required by May 13 and are available at (502) 852-8976.

For more information, visit http://louisville.edu/womenscenter/programs-events/community/kwbf .