Itinerary

KWWC2018 is scheduled for Sept. 13-16, 2018, at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning & other venues. Bios of confirmed presenters are being added, and registration begins on April 2, 2018. For updates via our bi-monthly e-newsletter, please email kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com and ask to subscribe. For an idea of what to expect in 2018, the 2017 program is available as a pdf at this link. Feedback forms are available as a pdf at this link.

  • Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Sonia Sanchez Series lecture and reading by Carolyn Finney, the Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third Street
  • Sunday, Sept. 16, 10–11:30 a.m., Stars of the Commonwealth: readings by Erin Chandler, Leesa Cross-Smith, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson, followed by a Q & A and a booksigning. Carnegie Center.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018

8–9 a.m.

registration & continental breakfast at Carnegie Center

registration & continental breakfast at Carnegie Center

9:00–10 a.m. plenary

poetry reading by Tarfia Faizullah, with introduction and Q&A by tba

Sexuality in Literature: craft talk in fiction by Mary Gaitskill, followed by a booksigning

10:15–12:30 p.m.

workshop descriptions

poetry workshop with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, part 1

poetry workshop with Tarfia Faizullah, part 1

 

poetry workshop with Gabrielle Calvocoressi, part 2

poetry workshop with Tarfia Faizullah, part 2

10:15–11:15 a.m.

The Business of Being a Writer, part 1, with Jane Friedman

 

 

Literary agent seminar with Reiko Davis

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

readings by Carolyn Finney & Gabehart CNF winner tba

 

readings by Emily Fridlund and Sherry Thomas

one-on-one manuscript meetings with Reiko Davis

12:30–2:15 p.m.

lunch break (boxed lunches available for $12)

genre lunches at local restaurants

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Panel discussion on creating an anthology, from the editors of Lock & Load: Armed Fiction, Deirdra McAfee and BettyJoyce Nash

Readings by Catherine Guthrie, Gabehart fiction winner, & Young Women Writers

one-on-one manuscript meetings wtih Reiko Davis

2:15–4:30 p.m.

workshop descriptions

workshop in fiction with Emily Fridlund, part 1

workshop in memoir with Angela Palm, part 1

nonfiction workshop with Joni Tevis, part 1

workshop in fiction with Sherry Thomas, part 1

 

 

workshop in fiction with Emily Fridlund, part 2 (runs 1:30-3:45 today to accomodate flight schedule)

workshop in memoir with Angela Palm, part 2

nonfiction workshop with Joni Tevis, part 2

workshop in fiction with Sherry Thomas, part 2

 

3:30–4:30 p.m.

The Business of Being a Writer, part 2, with Jane Friedman

poetry panel discussion tba

4:45–5:45 p.m.

readings by Angela Palm and Joni Tevis

readings by Gabrielle Calvocoressi and Gabehart poetry winner tba

 

6:00–7:30 Writers Reception (ticketed event), Lyric Theater, 2nd floor, 300 East Third Street

dinner on your own

 

7:30-9:00 p.m. Why People Still Read: keynote address by Mary Gaitskill,  followed by a booksigning, Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street, free & open to public

7:30-9:30 p.m. Wild Women of Poetry Slam, with headliner and celebrity judge tba, emcee TSmilez. Pam MIller Downtown Arts Center, free & open to the public. Open mic at 7 p.m. by advance sign-ups, email slam coordinator sara.volpi@wku.edu.

 

2018 workshops are described more fully here. Bios of 2018 featured guests are here. Registration began on April 2, 2018. For further updates, please ask to receive our bi-monthly e-newsletter by emailing us at kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com. Daytime sessions require purchase of a general admission or student pass (see registration) and take place at the Carnegie Center. There is a limit of one two-part workshop per registrant, and all other sessions concurrent with workshops are open to all registrants: the $125 "no workshop" rate provides admission to these craft talks, agent seminars, panels, and readings.