824 S. Fourth St. • 873-4400
Free; 6:30 p.m.
Louisville looks to the film “Winter’s Bone” with pride, seeing as how homegirl Jennifer Lawrence’s performance was at the center of the character-driven slice of contemporary backwoods gothic. But Debra Granik has best claim on being the proud parent after directing and co-writing the sleeper hit, and she’s heading to town for Spalding’s Festival of Contemporary Writing. The 2010 film’s multiple Academy Award nominations weren’t Granik’s first recognition — she was Sundance’s Best Director in 2004. Her talk at Spalding’s auditorium is free, so drop on by. There are also numerous events for several days with multiple writers from across the spectrum of the artistic written word. Some of the participants on this go-round will be Helena Kriel, Kirby Gann, Crystal Wilkinson, and Sena Jeter Naslund, and the full schedule can be found at spalding.edu. —T.E. Lyons